By Irena Sakellaridou
This books offers an intensive account of the thirty-five yr profession of architect Mario Botta, probably the most very important contributors of the Swiss 'Ticenese School'. Thirty-three structures, 3 degree units and diverse designed items are offered chronologically, in an try and music the formation of an architectual language that's special and private, but universally famous and favorite. each one undertaking is brought by means of an total evaluate of the piece, putting it in context. Born in Switzerland in 1943, Botta labored in Le Corbusier's workplace in 1965 and with Louis Kahn in 1969. His constructions are outlined via their cognizance to topographical stipulations, regionalist sensibilities, choice for transparent architectural varieties, hope for geometric order and emphasis on craftsmanship. Botta's angle is expressed especially in a chain of subtle single-family homes, from the home in Stabio, strongly akin to Le Corbusier, to the self sufficient structures at Cadenazzo and Riva San Vitale, and the mannered, elegantly striped apartment at Ligornetto. With the management construction for the Staatsbank in Fribourg, Botta all started his involvement with the issues of integrating a brand new development with an current city cloth. Botta nonetheless lives and practises in Switzerland.
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