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ABOUT MARIO BOTTA
- Born in Switzerland, 1943
- Studied architecture with Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn
- Started his own architecture practice in Switzerland in 1970
- Often features stark and strong geometric shapes
- Trained in the Modernist Movement that says designs should be functional
- But he combines functional design with traditional architectural symbolism and many contradictory elements
- Aside from designing buildings, Botta has also designed furniture and household items like this chair and these pitchers.
CHAPEL AT MOUNT TAMARO
- Botta was given opportunity to build votive chapel anywhere on this mountain in the Alps
- The Chapel of St Mary of the Angel at Mount Tamaro 1996
- Different geometric shapes interact with the landscape to create many different views
SF MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
- SFMOMA opened in 1994
- Botta’s first American building
- Emphasizes open space and natural light
- Steel frame covered with textured and patterned bricks
OPINIONS ABOUT BOTTA
- Shapes & Colors are interesting
- Buildings are different, not boring
- One is OK — Would you want a whole town of them?