Born on December 5 in Rome, Italy, Lina Bo Bardi was a prolific architect and designer. She studied architecture at the University of Rome, then moved to Milan after graduation and worked with Gio Ponti. In 1942, she opened her own architectural office, but lacked work during wartime. She illustrated for newspapers and magazines such as Stile, Grazia, Belleza, Tempo, Vetrina and Illustrazione Italiana. And then she was invited to run Domus magazine.
High above the Danube River is a rocky hill of the Little Carpathians. On it stands an isolated, stark rectangular structure cornered by four square turrets. Today it is called Bratislava Castle, but many still call it Pressburg — the antiquated name of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. On top of the craggy hill is a panoramic view of the city below. Many events happened here.