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Source:  Architectural Digest

Architect Mario Botta’s work can be found around the world, from San Francisco to Switzerland.  Now the Swiss architect’s work can be seen on the big screen in the new documentary “Mario Botta: The Space Beyond,” which will be screened this month as part of the Architecture and Design Film Festival in New York.

Directed by Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè, the film follows the 76-year-old architect as he travels the world to oversee projects and prepares for an exhibition of his work in Locarno, Switzerland.

Botta is known for his sacred spaces, such as the San Giovanni Battista Church in Mogno, Switzerland, and the Cymbalista Synagogue and Jewish Cultural Center in Tel Aviv, and the directors chose to focus on this area of his practice.

“We knew that it was impossible to enclose all his work in 80 or 90 minutes, but by choosing his sacred buildings as a theme, we could narrow down his long career to buildings that are full of meaning but still stretch through decades of his work,” said Dalpozzo.

Read the story at Architectural Digest.


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