Buckminster Knows 001

Let us start with one of the most influential churches of the last millennium and one of my all-time favorite buildings, San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane (1634) by Francesco Borromini (1599-1667). If you are an architect and you do not know it, you should probably consider a career change. 
According to David Watkin ' the remarkable plan is based on two equilateral triangles forming a lozenge within which are inscribed two circles joined by arcs so as to create an oval'. The form was so innovative that Francesco refused to colour the interior so as not to distract our attention and chose to make it perdominantly grey. Needless to say this was not characteristic of Baroque architecture. 
In its time, this church struck contemporaries so much that copies were asked all over Europe. 

pictures found at wikipedia 

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