“walls, walls, walls … we want: a system of tension in free space. a change of space into urbanism. no foundation, no walls. detachment from the earth, suppression of the static axis. in creating new possibilities for living, a new society is created.” [1]

09/11/2011 § 5 Comments

lina bo bardi sketch of sao paolo art museum (masp) (c1957)

gallery view in masp (c1968)

exterior of masp (via nomadic architect)

view under masp

 

currently absorbed by the architecture of lina bo bardi.  her work is cloaked in the aesthetic of brutalism but retains the spirit of complexity and contradiction (before venturi wrote the book).  sao paolo art museum (masp) is a great manifestation of both/and.  bo bardi would go on to design several other mesmerizing buildings including sesc, which she famously hoped would be “even uglier than masp” [2].

 

complex not complicated

a young hare

 

 

notes

[1]     today’s title comes from de stijl, no. VII., quoted in forty, words and buildings, p. 266.  which i found while reading this article in cabinet.

[2]     oliveira, olivia de. “lina bo bardi: towards an architecture without borders”, in cruelty and utopia, brussels: civa, 2003.

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