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Swiss couple, Carlo and Leontina Bianchi, were close friends of Mario Botta when he reformed an old apartment in the small village of Genestrerio for them.

But, any architecture school library should have some Botta books that touch on the subject. Editorial Gustavo Gili, S.

Mario Botta, Casa Bianchi,Riva S. Vitale, Ticino, Switzerland,1973

Old “Roccolo” characterise the Ticino region. The house is found vitlae in the sub-Alpine region of Riva San Vitaein the Swiss canton of Ticino, on a steep slope which descends to Lake Lugano, in a rural setting and at the end of an old footpath that winds up the mountains to reach the leafy forest.

In the case of the house at Riva San Vitale, he reinterpreted the vernacular type of tower to protect the landscape, together with answering his friends’ wishes of both enjoying the views of the lake above the trees and by having a strong ln with the ground.

Features News Events Competitions. Whoever constructs, destroys nature, and thus intervention of any kind is always seen as something negative. Riva virale Vitale, Ticino, Switzerland. Ledner Architecture in a Country of Stage Sets: Van Nostrand Reinhold, Mario Botta born April 1, is a Swiss architect. The most emblematic elements of the house are the grey concrete of the load-bearing walls and the red of the metallic bridge which leads to hosue house. They express the relationship of the interior of the house with its environ, with the movement of the sun, or with the location of a historical houde.


It is like a sculpted volume with four elevations which responds to the surrounding environment: Emphasis on the large openings cut into the cubic mass of the house achieves a monumentality similar to that of the local vernacular.

Bianchi house at Riva San Vitale research project

People Firms Blogs Forum. Due in part to Botta’s protest with his powerful architecture and shortly after the completion of the house, a new urban planning regulation declared the environment as a green belt and, hence, no further building construction was approved in the area. The entrance is located in the upper most level by a steel bridge painted red. This smaller volume takes lesser importance as, being a metallic gridwork, drawingd appears translucent.

A square staircase located almost at the center of the square plan ties the blunt clarity of the massive exterior, the interior is labyrinthine and intimate. Building the landscape From the old road that reaches the site at its top, a thin metal bridge leads to the house which is formed as a 13 metres high by 10 metre square tower. There is plenty of info out there. The 18 metres long gangway emphasises a separation from the land and reveals the house as an observatory of the surrounding landscape.

Each aperture in im facade frames a specific view and expresses Mario Botta’s belief that architecture is the design of a location.

Subscribers – login to skip ads. The real problem, however, seems to me to be to cultivate an understanding that construction transforms only a part of nature, that it should engage in dialogue with nature, and that it is up to us, to this generation, to find the way to resolve the conflict with the stubbornly conservative and their committment to anything which was built in the past. You can find out more or switch them off if you prefer.

Spaces Bridge The main entranceway is reached across the slope of the mountain by a metal-structured bridge which begins at the top of the slope and cleanly sa the space to enter the house by the upper level fifth floorarriving into the entrance hall from where you can access the balcony with views over Lake Lugano. Introduction Swiss couple, Carlo darwings Leontina Bianchi, were close friends of Mario Botta when he reformed an old apartment in the small village of Genestrerio for them.


STORIES OF HOUSES: A Family House at Riva San Vitale, by Mario Botta

Moreover, all the bedrooms are open to a triple height space, so they communicate visually to each other and to the spaces below, including the kitchen and living room. From the entrance and in descending order, there is a study and an upper kn orientated East toward the lake and mountains. Housee fact, it was now like building a house starting from the roof. Inafter recently finishing his studies, Botta was asked by the same family to design a new house, but this time in the countryside of the Ticino Canton, at the foot of Monte San Giorgio, overlooking Lake Lugano.

The house can be considered as a compendium of all the compositional methods characteristic of Botta. On the next level, that is, the first floor, is the social area which comprises a living room which links to the kitchen-diner by means of a passageway, in which the fireplace is located. I would greatly appreciate anyone’s guidance in locating any resources, construction notes or documents, including floor plans and section details, used in the home’s construction that relate to any of the specifics I mentioned above.

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