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Borromini's Church

I spent some time last week re-visiting the work of architect Mario Botta. If you remember from my post last week, he is the architect behind the Church of Mogno, also known as the Church of San Giovanni Batista. Mr. Botto seems to have a particular knack for churches because once again he has blown me away with his wooden model of of Borromini's Church of San Carlo alle Quatro Fontane. The original church was built in Rome but Mr. Botta's model was built on the Lugano lakeshore in Switzerland. The model, built in 1999 and later dismantled in 2003, was made up of 35,000 wooden planks and was built on occasion of the exhibition at the Museo cantonale d'arte to mark the 400 year anniversary of Francesco Borromini.

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