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The sphere in architecture as an example of an elementary form

Published Online: 23 May 2020
Volume & Issue: Volume 116 (2019) - Issue 6 (June 2019)
Page range: 91 - 105
Received: 01 Jun 2019
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Journal
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2353-737X
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1 time per year
Languages
English
Abstract

This article is an attempt to analyse the use of the sphere in contemporary architecture in connection with first historical examples of designing with the use of this solid figure. The strong form, introduced by architects as a shape with complex symbolism, conveys various ideas contained in design projects. At the same time, the sphere reflects the tendency towards elementarisation of form, replacing figurative architecture with abstraction. Such a phenomenon constitutes a peculiar paradox in connection with the fact that spherical buildings are some of the most famous examples of architecture parlante in the Enlightenment.

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