Pavilhão de Verão (Summer Pavilion) at Casa de Vidro by Raddar Architecture

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Architects
M.Arq Sol Camacho / @solcamacho - principal of Raddar Architecture
Design team
Raddar Architecture.- Flora Milanez, Alina Paias
Collaborators
@carpinteriaestruturas / Engineer Alan Dias
Client
Instituto Bardi / Casa de Vidro
Dates
December 15, 2018–March 23, 2019

Sol Camacho Raddar Architecture

Raddar Architecture. Architecture firm based in Sao Paulo and Mexico City founded and directed by Sol Camacho.  Sol is an architect and urban designer. She earned her M.Arch Urban Design from Harvard University Graduate School of Design after earning a B.Arch from Mexico City’s Universidad Iberoamericana. Both degrees earned with the highest honors. Sol also studied at Ecole d’Architecture Paris Val de Seine for a full year during college.

Before establishing RADDAR, Sol worked independently as an open-office format with partnering with renowned architects in Mexico, US and Brazil. She also worked at TEN Arquitectos, Skdimore Owings & Merill in New York and Architecture-Studio in Paris. Sol has been awarded twice the FONCA grant among other grants and awards. She currently teaches at CENTRO University – City Master Program. She has been invited professor for workshops and courses in Harvard GSD, University of Michigan, PUC-Rio, Escola da Cidade Sao Paulo.

Sol currently is the Cultural Director of Instituto Lina Bo Bardi/Casa de Vidro, among other cultural institution participations. 

Lina BO BARDI

Achillina Bo was born on December 5, 1914 in Rome, Italy. Lina was the oldest child of Enrico and Giovana Bo, who later had another daughter named Graziella. In 1939, she graduated from the Rome College of Architecture at the age of 25 with her final piece, "The Maternity and Infancy Care Centre". She then moved to Milan to begin working with architect Carlo Pagani in the Studio Bo e Pagani, No 12, Via Gesù. Bo Bardi collaborated (until 1943) with architect and designer Giò Ponti on the magazine Lo Stile – nella casa e nell’arredamento. In 1942, at the age of 28, she opened her own architectural studio on Via Gesù, but the lack of work during wartime soon led Bardi to take up illustration for newspapers and magazines such as Stile, Grazia, Belleza, Tempo, Vetrina and Illustrazione Italiana. Her office was destroyed by an aerial bombing in 1943. From 1944-5 Bardi was the Deputy Director of Domus magazine.

The event prompted her deeper involvement in the Italian Communist Party. In 1945, Domus commissioned Bo Bardi to travel around Italy with Carlo Pagani and photographer Federico Patellani to document and evaluate the situation of the destroyed country. Bo Bardi, Pagani and Bruno Zevi established the weekly magazine A – Attualità, Architettura, Abitazione, Arte in Milan (A Cultura della Vita).[4] She also collaborated on the daily newspaper Milano Sera, directed by Elio Vittorini. Bo Bardi took part in the First National Meeting for Reconstruction in Milan, alerting people to the indifference of public opinion on the subject, which for her covered both the physical and moral reconstruction of the country.

In 1946, Bo Bardi moved to Rome and married the art critic and journalist Pietro Maria Bardi.

In Brazil, Bo Bardi expanded his ideas influenced by a recent and overflowing culture different from the European situation. Along with her husband, they decided to live in Rio de Janeiro, delighted with the nature of the city and its modernist buildings, like the current Gustavo Capanema Palace, known as the Ministry of Education and Culture, designed by Le Corbusier, Oscar Niemeyer, Lucio Costa, Roberto Burle Marx and a group of young Brazilian architects. Pietro Bardi was commissioned by a museum from Sao Paulo city where they established their permanent residence.

There they began a collection of Brazilian popular art (its main influence) and his work took on the dimension of the dialogue between the modern and the Popular. Bo Bardi spoke of a space to be built by living people, an unfinished space that would be completed by the popular and everyday use.

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