RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Lina Bo Bardi, the late Italian-born Brazilian architect, writer, illustrator, scenographer, and industrial designer who tied her expressive modernism to the cultures and traditions of her adopted home, will receive the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement in memoriam at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale.
Over a nearly five-decade-long career, Bo Bardi designed buildings, chairs, and theatrical productions in Brazil. Among architects, she’s known both for residences like Casa de Vidro (Glass House) and for her cultural and institutional work. Her most recognized buildings in this category are the SESC–Fábrica . . .