behind the scenes
The intricacies revealed in section in the chateau at Marly are a concession to light and convenience inside. Because they are not expressed on the outside, the interior light is surprising.
Fuga's walls wrap around S. Maria Maggiore, and Soane's walls enclose the distorted intricacies of courtyards and wings of the Bank of
England in the same way and for similar reasons: they unify outside, in relation to the scale of the city, the contradictory spatial intricacies of chapels or banking rooms which evolved in time.
Crowded intricacies can be excluded as well as contained. The colonnades at St. Peter's and at the Piazza del Plebiscito in Naples, respectively exclude the intricacies of the Vatican Palace complex and the city complex, in order to achieve unity for their piazzas.
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