Lina Bo Bardi would have to be on any staunch modernist's list.
Bo Bardi was born in Rome, Italy, on 5 December, 1914. She graduated from the Architecture College of Rome University and, after having begun her professional life, she moved to Milan where she started to work in the office of Giò Ponti.
Bo Bardi’s most recognisable construction, the "Glass House" was concluded in 1951. Built on a 7000 m2 piece of land, it was the first residence in the Morumbi neighborhood. It was gradually surrounded by species of the Atlantic Forest and its garden is, nowadays, a preserved sample of the old Brazilian Forest with rare plants.
Poignantly, she died in her own "glass house".