Buckminster Knows 015

Domus Aurea (64-68 AD), begun by Nero after the great fire of 64 AD, it consists of a series of pavillions and a long wing comprising living and reception rooms, all set in a marvelous piece of nature. 
The 'Golden House' also contains the famous 'octagonal room', roofed by a concrete dome and open to all sides thus connecting with the surrounding smaller rooms and with the garden. 
This concept of interior space was used here for the first time and became later a substantial inspiration for renaissance architects and artists. 
images here, here and here

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