MARIO BOTTA (1943-)
Botta was born in Mendrisio, Switzerland. He designed his first building at age 16, a two-family house at Morbio Superiore in Ticino. After an apprenticeship with the architectural firm of Carloni and Camenisch in Lugano, he first attended the Art College in Milan and then studied at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice. During his time in Venice he worked for Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn. He received his professional degree in 1969. His solo practice started in 1970 in Lugano, building single-family houses. In 1996 he founded an academy of architecture in Ticino. Biography adapted from Wikipedia and Botta's website.
1963 - The House for a Parish Priest, Via Laveggio / Piazza Maraini, Genestrerio, Switzerland. Designed with Tita Carloni. Commissioned in 1961. Bottom photos by Larry Speck.
1971 - Houses at Cadenazzo, Switzerland. Commissioned in 1970. Bottom two photos by Jan-Richard Kikkert.
1973 – The Carlo and Leontina Bianchi House, Via Forneggie, Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. Top photo by Larry Speck; rest by Jan-Richard Kikkert. Commissioned in 1971.
Year unknown - House at Riva San Vitale, Ticino, Switzerland.
1975 - House in Maggia, Switzerland. Botta designed a Modern church in the small town, too.
1976 - House in Ligornetto, Switzerland. Commissioned in 1975. Designed with Martin Boesch.
1979 - The Casa Sampietro, Via Arbostra 29, Pregassona, Switzerland. Designed with Rudy Hunziker.
1981 - The Casa Robbiani, Via Al Roccolo, Messagno, Switzerland. Top photo by Larry Speck. Commissioned in 1979.
1982 - The Casa Peter Pfaffli, Via Albanago, Viganello, Switzerland.
1982 - The Liliana and Ovidio Medici House, aka the Round House, aka Casa Rotunda, Via Petane 12, Stabio, Switzerland. Commissioned in 1980.
1982 - The Delorenzi House, aka Casa Origlio, Via Platini / Via Fallcette, Tessino, Switzerland.
1982 - The Gerard and Charlotte Moser House, aka House in Cologny, 80 Chemin de Ruth, Cologny, Switzerland.
1983 - The Edmondo Posterla House, Via Lecch / Via Ciap Da Crus ou Croce-Campagna, Morbio Superiore, Switzerland. Commissioned in 1982. Featured in Architectural Record Houses of 1986.
1984 - Rowhouses in Pregassona, Switzerland. Unbuilt.
1985 - Urban housing, Turin, Italy. Unbuilt.
1986 - House in Morbio Inferiore, Switzerland. Unbuilt.
1989 - Via dei Riva (near Via Vacallo) / Rossolino), Vacallo, Switzerland. Commissioned in 1986.
1988 - The Sonia and Lionello Genini House, Via Avvocato B. Leoni / Via Dei Panora, Breganzona, Ticino, Switzerland. Commissioned in 1984. Featured in GA Houses 24.
1989 - Via Daro, Bellinzona, Switzerland.
1989 - Via Cantonale, Cavigliano, Switzerland. Commissioned in 1986.
1989 - The Roberta and Gabriele Bianda House, aka Casa Bianda, Via Ubrio, Losone, Switzerland. Commissioned in 1987.
1990 - Via Str Regina / Via Ai Boschetti, Manno, Switzerland. Commissioned in 1975.
1994 - The Giorgio Bronz House, aka Casa Montagnola, Via Sabrü, Montagnola, Switzerland. Commissioned in 1989.
1991 to 2000 - Row Houses and Villa, Strada Per Bernareggio / Via Amerigo Vespucci, Bernareggio, Italy.
2002 - Two Weekend Houses at Cardad Ticino, Switzerland. Commissioned in 2000.
Sources include: Jody Brown; Wikipedia; Mario Botta website.