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What is this?

Conceptual arrangement of interior spaces (bottom) and two views of the exterior shape and texture of the building (top). The concave curving building is bisected by central rectangular atrium cavity. The lower right plan shows the living areas with recessed atrium cavity separated from the interior living areas by a glass wall. The lower left plan shows the first floor with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a balcony overlooking the living areas on the ground floor below.

This is a drawing from Switzerland. It is dated 1982 and we acquired it in 1985. Museum purchase through bequest of Erskine Hewitt. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

graphite on tracing paper

Its dimensions are

64.8 x 75.9 cm (25 1/2 x 29 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: [illegible]

This object was made for (as the client) Edmondo Pusterla and designed by Mario Botta

This object was purchased from Max Protetch Gallery and catalogued by Karin Zonis

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=http://collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18805511/ |title=Drawing, "Design for a Private House, Morbio Superiore, Switzerland", 1982 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=23 July 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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