Thursday, November 26, 2009

Lina Bo Bardi

SDIM3824, originally uploaded by thefuturistics.

SESC Pompéia is a cultural center in Sao Pauo offering a range of services, from library, internet, restaurant, concerts, swimming pool and exhibitions. The center was full of life when I went there, with a very heterogeneous user group. Old people, young people, disabled people, it seemed like everyone was there. Lina Bo Bardi's retooling of the already existing buildings are prime examples of brutalist architecture, with concrete and violent ramps connecting the two main towers of the compound. But it works! yay!

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