M A R I O B O T T A
Home Edition 2020
Let’s keep the cultural life alive! As a consequence of Covid-19, our social and cultural life has been reduced to a minimum and we all need to adapt to this unprecedented situation. Since we have a commitment with you, with the architecture scene, we came up with this new idea that is meant to lift your spirits and provide you with some genuine inspiration – at your home. Therefore, from Monday, March 23rd, onwards, each day at 7 p.m. we will be sharing one of the unique talks from the previous 35 events that we have held during the last 5 years.
TALK #37: Mario Botta
About Mario Botta
Mario Botta was born in Mendrisio, Ticino, on April 1, 1943. After an apprenticeship in Lugano, he first attended the Art College in Milan and then studied at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice. He received his professional degree in 1969. While studying in Venice, he had the opportunity to meet and work for Le Corbusier and Louis I. Kahn.
Botta’s professional career began in 1970 in Lugano. Known for his single-family houses in Ticino, his work encompasses many other building types including schools, banks, administration buildings, libraries, museums and sacred buildings. Along his work he teaches extensively in giving lectures, seminars and courses in architectural schools in Europe, Asia, North- and South America.
Since the beginning of his career, his work has been recognized internationally and honored with prestigious awards, besides being presented in numerous exhibitions and publications.
AnA Berlin 02 – Our second event in Berlin took place in the Atze Theater, June 15, 2017. Mario Botta Max Dudler and Laura Fogarasi-Ludloff talked about people, about what shaped them and what they have learned from their experiences.
This talk is presented with the support of swissFineLine.
Mario Botta believes he became an architect through his work but also through encounters and through the work of others. In his talk, he showed a series of things and people he encountered that allowed him to grow in his profession and create is unique, visionary designs.
This single-family house in Switzerland captivates with its visionary idea for timeless room concepts with brightness, openness and a lot of views. The swissFineLine sliding windows merge the boundaries between inside and outside. A natural living experience full of light, air and atmosphere is created. An essential aspect of architectural design is the transparency of the building. In this form, the filigree sliding windows are a substitute for exterior walls and have hardly anything in common with classic windows. Check out their different system versions: www.swissfineline.ch
Virtual Feedback Cards for the Speaker
Maybe you have never attended our events, but perhaps know this already. Your effort is required! As the speakers share many of their personal experiences with us, we would like to present them a special gift, now digitally.
Please write into the text box below what you enjoyed most about the talk. Our goal is to present each speaker with personal feedback cards, as we do at our events. At our events, we collect the cards right before we start with the round-table-discussion and hand them over in a box at the end of the event.
Please participate! Our speakers love it and we want to continue with this tradition.
Here, we will collect the messages and forward them via e.mail to our speaker: