Architecture Between Science and Art

  • Mario Botta
Conference paper


As I do not consider myself either a theorist or a critic, and not even a historian, I will simply talk about what I do. I will try to develop the matter going back in time to recover some premises that are essential for those who create. But I must also confess that, as a creative person, I find myself following the same line as the craftsman. I like the concept of craft, of something that is done in time, verified in history. Craft, the craft of building, comes from afar and has its own remarkable historic property, as many people have worked before us. So I find myself with a historical and generational development that continues, and into which I try to insert a positive testimony of my own time, of our time.


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    Le Corbusier (Charles-Edouard Jeanneret): Modulor (Editions de l’architecture, Paris 1948)Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mario Botta
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  1. 1.Studio arch. Mario BottaUniversità della Svizzera ItalianaLuganoSwitzerland

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