The seamless flow between the floors and walls is an architectural detail that is not easily achieved. It can function as a barricade of sorts to prevent people from standing too close and hence touching the artwork.
Lina Bo Bardi was a Brazilian modernist architect born in Italy. A prolific architect and designer, Lina devoted her working life, most of it spent in Brazil, to promoting the social and cultural potential of architecture and design. Lina designed the “Casa de Vidro” (“Glass House”) to live with her husband in what was then the remnants of the Mata Atlantica, the original rain forest surrounding São Paulo.