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The village and the city

Interviewer’s question: “The village and the city. Why did you choose to live in a village?” In this video, Mario Botta explains the relationship between the village and the city, …

Dwelling and the community

Interviewer’s question: “How would you define dwelling? What is a habitation?” In this video, Mario Botta suggests that habitation is the main function of the architect. Inhabiting entails the notion …

Light and the architect’s materials

Interviewer’s question: “How does the architect use the light to draw?” In this video, Mario Botta explains the role of the light in the architect’s work: light is among the …

Contemporary architecture

Read the article “The antiquity of new” (temporarily, on web.archive.org). What do you think about contemporary architecture? Discuss with the other participants adding your comments below.

Architecture as a form of human expression

Interviewer’s question: “What is the relationship of the architect with the other persons who participate in the design and building of a house or of other buildings?” In this video, …

The craft of the architect

Interviewer’s question: “Mario Botta, architect. What is this craft of the architect?” In this video, Mario Botta introduces his concept of the craft of the architect and of architecture: architecture …