Tempieto

Inspired by classical temples, the small memorial tomb situated within the courtyard of San Pietro in Montorio is a study in ideal proportions. The concentric circles of the building plan are easily read in its three-dimensional form. A colonnade, balustrade and hemispherical dome supplement the circular theme.

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Together, these compositional elements seem to radiate outward from the building’s center while at the same time they define its boundaries.

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