michael harris; ROMA

Posted in All by michaelrichardharris on September 24, 2008

san carlo ai catinari coffering: system of three shapes arranged in static repetition, projected onto an arch.  it doesn’t quite describe the compressive forces splayed out by the arch,  but if the system scaled down with it’s acension upwards like the dome of san carlo alle quatro fontane, a greater tectonic lightness would be perceived.


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  1. mathieu said, on September 28, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    nicely cropped. sort of reminds me of an airport cladding i saw a while ago….

  2. michaelrichardharris said, on September 30, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    ha! if only the san carlo arch. had done this on the exterior! he was scripting way before it was cool.

  3. Elie said, on October 7, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Wow! What an amazing photo…
    The synthesis of contemporary and classical geometries made self-evident.

  4. michaelrichardharris said, on October 7, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    if there’s one trait some works of both share in common it could be geometry/complex geometry.

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