Tall Stories 305: Sesc Pompéia, São Paulo
00:00 / 00:00
2 May 2022
Photo: João Carmo Simões
Monocle’s Ivan Carvalho looks at a remarkable piece of architecture designed by Lina Bo Bardi, whose efforts to preserve an oil-drum factory in the middle of Brazil’s biggest city resulted in a refined design that meets the needs of the community.
2 May 2022
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