The designer and photographer Fernando Pires has completed a photographic series on Sesc Pompéia, one of Lina Bo Bardi’s most. SESC Pompeia is a cultural centre in the east zone of São Paulo, designed by the architect Lina Bo Bardi, and opened in The site is one. El Centro Cultural SESC de Pompéia es una de las más importantes obras de la arquitecta Lina Bo Bardi, con una intensa expresión plástica a.

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But this was only one aspect of the work, and certainly not the most important. You can find out more or switch them off if you prefer.

So that the space could accommodate all planned program and keep the old factory building two towers at the end of the field, a decision that granted a monumental aspect to the complex would be necessary. And that can lead to inhibition or traumatised dullness. And so the programme and the project were merged, entwined, amalgamated. The street sloped, enters the cultural and services, program leads the visitor to a reserved area, which mostly houses the pool and sports area.

One of her most beautiful creations is a wooden stair using techniques adapted from the making of ox carts. In Bo Bardi built a glass house, for herself and her husband, raised on stilts above a sloping site on the edge of the city. The whole project shows an expressive austerity in material and formal condition, with a strong artistic expression. I t’s an old story, the opposition between an architect’s vision and the wishes of the users of buildings.

It forms part of a rediscovery of Bo Bardi that is now gathering pace.

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This idea permeates the concept of free will that distinguishes the work of the architect, as the MASPwith large demonstrations. This language is present in the way the materials were used, and especially in the very scale of the place. The old factory, built from imported and sophisticated technology at the time had to be reinvented.

Noemi Blager, the curator of the exhibition, says she “put people in the centre of the project”. When SESC was being built, Bo Bardi worked on site, absorbing and throwing out ideas, and listening to builders and users.

The functions of the old structure would be redesigned and manufacturing technology project become a modern project focused on popular applications like swimming pools, cafeteria, library, exhibition halls, sports facilities, etc.


Seen this way, a building is not very different from a sandcastle or a mud pie. With the enormous creativity that characterizes Lina Bo BardiBrazilian architect, the leisure center project SESC Pompeia Factory, rehabilitation and leisure center of an old factory barrels of oil embarking Sao Paulo. Some craft construction processes were included in the reform of the opmpeia Thus began the discussion about what kind of programme should be implemented.

Linking the two towers, between the changing rooms and the sports courts, eight pre-stressed concrete walkways spanned gaps of up to 25m and created a whimsical, expressionist feel, evoking the Fritz Lang film Metropolis. In a way, given the extent of its activities, it has functioned in Brazil as a supplementary culture and sports ministry. This experience holds a key for those who want to reflect on the role of architecture in human life: It symbolised an bardj route from sdsc modernist model already somewhat in decline.

The blindingly obvious truth is surely that both have value, the skill and imagination of architects and the experiences and wishes of the public.

Lack of communication, in the broadest sense, is a major cause of the misfortunes our cities suffer today. Opting to keep the beautiful barns of the old barrel factory and covering the creek with a wooden deck, building terrain impossibilities are respected and taken to the architect to build in two areas, separated by a trickle.

Apart from the fact that she was a brilliant and astonishing person, there are plain reasons why she should be popular in economically troubled times. The barrier that would normally separate the virtual and the real did not exist; it was architecture made real, experienced in lian detail.

It is an architectural experience that combines creativity with great rigour, freedom with responsibility, richness with conciseness and an economy of means, poetry with ethics. It was certainly something that seemed beyond the possible universe, unattainable by the hands of contemporary architects. It was a bomb, a shock. You could call her a modernistas she used plain forms and concrete and glass, but she also embraced the traditional cultures of her adopted country and added mud and straw to her palette.

Bo Bardi herself, inattacked the “exterior forms and acrobatics” that she felt were devaluing “the spirit of modern architecture”. Many of the concepts — the relationship between programme and project — had been tried out during that Bahian phase. Topics Architecture The Observer.

The Making of SESC Pompéia by Marcelo Ferraz

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We had an office inside the building itself; the project and the programme were formulated as an amalgam, joined and inseparable. Now they are making the pilgrimage to Brazil to see her work, and more celebrations can be expected.

The title of the new exhibition is Lina Bo Bardi: In the shuttering of the water tower casting burrs, also in mortar lining the interior walls is controlled.

The moment of architectural perfection, when a building is officially completed, was of little interest to her. Here Bo Bardi’s first move was to argue that the old factory should not be demolished, as had been planned, on the grounds that it was already informally colonised by some of the uses — popeia as pompeiia and puppet theatres — which the new centre was intended to serve. Sometimes with a heavy touch, sometimes light, Lina knew how to act in accordance with the architectural demands and the discourse to be communicated to all who passed, and still pass, through the Centre.

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Lina was very quick to tune in to the place: Loading comments… Trouble loading? Bridges connect them, such that the journey from locker to court, usually a humdrum trip lined by lino and lit by fluorescent lights, is an event of urban drama, with the city spread out around you.

It was a form of architecture that evaded easy classification. An architectural complex in some ways shocking, combining a red-brick building that had housed a drum factory since the s — well proportioned, in the style of British factories — with three nardi and unconventional concrete towers connected by aerial walkways. It is immortalised in Ayn Rand ‘s book The Fountainhead and the subsequent Gary Cooper moviein which the preposterous architect hero blows up a social housing project built to a compromised version of his designs, rather than let this aesthetic affront stand.