The Italian-born Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi is known for her iconic architectural structures, furniture, exhibitions, and theories on architecture and design. She would have turned 100 years old on 5 December 2014.
Solar do Unhão | Lina Bo Bardi 100
Ester Vletsos
The Architekturmuseum der TU Munich presented the exhibition ‘LINA BO BARDI 1OO – Brazil’s Alternative Path to Modernism’ to mark the celebrate Lina's centenary.
Exhibition design
I worked on the exhibition design for LINA BO BARDI 100 with Marina Correia, founder of ATELIER ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN.
Estudos de layout e disposição de obras
The exhibition focused on Lina's drawings and sketches, the basis of her unique approach to design, featuring almost 100 originals from the Lina Bo e P.M. Bardi Institute in São Paulo.
To emphasize her hand-drawn sketches, local artists wrote, by hand, every text on the light-hanging paper walls and dense Y-tong walls.
Because many artists were working on the exhibition, it was essential to guarantee coherence between the texts writing styles. Thus, we created some guidelines.
To do so, we prototyped all the texts at full scale. Then, we created models with the exact size and style for each type of text: titles, paragraphs, and subtitles. We also added some scribbles and marks to the text to reinforce the "handmade" style.
The exhibition, hosted between November 2014 and February 2015, offered visitors a unique opportunity to view Lina's original sketches and designs.
My role
Graphic Design
Wall Writing: Juliane Kownatzki (coordination) Elisabeth Bauer, Andreas Gallasch, Christin Kummerer e Kathrin Marx.