Get to know Lina Bo Bardi’s legacy in her historic home, Casa de Vidro, and enjoy an open-air lunch in the attached garden.
Hop into a 1950s vintage car and cruise to Casa de Vidro (“Glass House”), designed by Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. Built in 1950 and 1951 on the lush Muller Carioba tea farm in the Morumbi region, Casa de Vidro stands as an icon of modern Brazilian architecture. Take a private tour of the grounds and the home itself, led by the house director, who maintains the Bo Bardi legacy.
Casa de Vidro – Bo Bardi’s first completed project – is one of her best-known works, along with the design of the São Paulo Museum of Art. Your stroll through the house and its curated collection of art and objects will provide insights into the life and work of this passionate and prolific modernist architect, furniture designer and writer. Intrigued with Brazilian vernacular design, she strove to bring social and cultural awareness to the forefront in her work. Your tour will give you a strong sense of her spirit, as well as her artistry, seen in the striking use of glass and stilts to raise the home on the hill, encircled by a natural landscape that has since enveloped the house to dramatic effect.
Afterwards, head to the Casa de Vidro garden to savour an open-air lunch. Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo Executive Chef Paolo Lavezzini serves up a menu of Italian favourites inspired by the architect’s own home recipes.
This experience, subject to availability, is open year round to Four Seasons Hotel São Paulo guests, excluding holidays and Formula 1 dates (November 12–15, 2020). Contact the Hotel to book.