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“Il Fiore di pietra” (1) (Stone Flower)

Interviewer’s question: “Let’s take one of your most recent works: the “Stone flower” on the Monte Generoso. What is the process an architect follows to bring to completion such a …

“Il Fiore di pietra” (2) (Stone Flower)

Interviewer’s question: “Let’s take one of your most recent works: the “Stone flower” on the Monte Generoso. What is the process an architect follows to bring to completion such a …

The Theatre of Architecture

Interviewer’s question: “Why a “Theatre” of Architecture?” In this video Mario Botta presents the Theatre of Architecture, one of his most recent works, connected to the Academy of architecture. Mario …

Mario Botta and his masters

The final week of this course will focus on Mario Botta himself: his masters, (some of) his most recent works, the Academy of Architecture he founded. Mario Botta will introduce …

Architecture, design and textiles

Interviewer’s question: “What is your relationship with the furnitures that furnish the buildings you design? What is the relationship between architecture and fashion?” In this video, Mario Botta illustrates the …

Restoration

Interviewer’s question: “What is the difference in the approach of an architect towards an existing building compared to a new building to be constructed?” In this video, Mario Botta illustrates …

Church San Giovanni Battista in Mogno

Watch the slideshow created with some photo of the Church San Giovanni Battista in Mogno and the brochure of this church. This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube. Post …

Sacred architecture

The third week presents three special topics: sacred architecture; restoration; and architecture, design and textiles. “If I could, I would only design churches, because in the church I find the …

Venice: architecture and memory

Interviewer’s question: “Venice is an example of architectures that are attractive because they are wonderful, but risk, on the other side, to be denaturalized by tourism. What do you think …

Venice

Interviewer’s question: “Venice is an example of architectures that are attractive because they are wonderful, but risk, on the other side, to be denaturalized by tourism. What do you think …

The crisis of the city

Interviewer’s question: “What is the city for an architect?” In this video, Mario Botta reflects on the city and its crisis: the city remains the most intelligent form of human …

Everyone has a reference city

“The city is a point of reference for everyone, even if we never go there” “Each of us has a reference city” Read the article “Mare Nostrum, the European city …
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