Buckminster Knows 050

50th Buckminster Knows, we made it this far!! A big THANK YOU to all the loyal readers and to the Mister Buckminster-team who have assisted me with their sharp contributions... Three months have passed since we first started this project -blood, sweat and tears- and, now more than ever, we believe many (young) architects still lack the knowledge to understand the current position of architecture and therefore to produce relevant architecture themselves. Neo-Modernism is not THE truth, but merely ONE truth. As a wise man once said: You don't know where you are going until you know where you come from. We hope you enjoy our 50th. 
-Cedric Buckminster and the Mister Buckminster Team-

The Basilica of San Vitale (548) in Ravenna gained importance and fame in in the 6th century due to its strategic position at a commercial crossroads between East and West and most probably served as a model for the church of Saints Sergius and Bacchus in Constantinople (726), the Palatine Chapel of Charlemagne at Aachen (792) and Brunelleschi's dome for the duomo in Florence (1436).
The charming Basilica features a remarkable double octogonal plan in which inner and outer shell create a number of identical trapezoidal spaces. The mosaics on floor, ceiling vault and choir are amogst the best-preserved of their kind. 

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