(messi08) Chiesa San Giovanni Battista, Mogno [Mario Botta, 1995] – [360°]

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Comments (11)

©polytropos on May 22, 2008

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©polytropos on May 22, 2008

Well, I like the clear, simple, evidently structured layout. Also how the details are solved.

The embedding in the environment is a point one can discuss about.

Daniela Brocca on May 22, 2008

I agree with you about the church's architecture,poly, would only see it in another place,a city maybe and not in this surroundings.

©polytropos on May 23, 2008

Well, you have to know, that the church is builded completely with the two different kind of stones you can find in that valley. There are also some efforts to "refind" the own identity of the residents of this valley and the relation to the stones they have. All there houses were built with that stone, since generations. In the newer times there were influences also by other materials and technologies. And now they try to bring back the originality of the architectural style.

But it's right, not everybody in this region agreed with the style of this church.

antorenz on May 23, 2008

I agree with Daniela. I cleared my comment only because I realized it was written before you could add the coordinates. Since I see that each picture of yours is provided with coordinates as first comment I didn't want you to break tradition!!! I didn't change my mind about the environment... It looks like a water reservoir!

©polytropos on May 23, 2008

Ok, then I show you some "traditional" ones, antorenz:

--> Kirchlindach, 8. century.

--> Church of Holy Ghost, baroque styled church in my hometown Bern.

--> Sagrada Familia the unfinished masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi, Barcelona.

--> The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, mormon temple in Zollikofen. Built in 1955 and first in europe for a long time.

--> Marble Temple, buddhist temple in Bangkok. Got the name from its white italian Carrara marble.

--> WTC New York. This is not a church in the traditional meaning. But the recent history with its "religiously" capitalism and consumption and the following incidents since 9/11/2001 made it for me to a kind of "church".

pic.point on June 2, 2008

It doesn't look as bad when you come closer... Especially knowing that the local materials were used... Anyway, church is not a building but people;)

Cheers, Inessa

c0l0gne1 on June 5, 2009

Mir gefällt die Kirche, ich finde, dass sie sich gut in die Landschaft einpasst- die hier war ja auch zu Beginn nicht unumstritten.

©polytropos on June 5, 2009

Ja, das stimmt.

Ou, da hätte ich auch noch irgendwo Bilder, mit denen ich den vermutlich vollgestopften Platz in GE zudröhnen könnte. ;-)

c0l0gne1 on June 5, 2009

Ich habe nur uralte Papierbilder, weiß nicht mal, ob ich die Negative noch habe.

So schlimm wie beim Eiffelturm wird's dort aber noch nicht sein- grinsende Touristen aus Fernost bauen sich davor sicher eher weniger auf;-)

Conrad Nay on November 30, 2009

This, to me, is absolutely classic Switzerland except for the church! (Nothing against the church, it is a very interesting juxtaposition in the midst of the scenic rural countryside.)

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