not an easy book
Armando Brazini's neo-Baroque church of the Cuore Immaculata di Maria Santissima in Rome has a quasi-circular plan containing a Greek cross plan. The Greek cross plan is reflected on the outside in four pedimented porches marking the ends of the cross. These porches, in turn, are made convex to accommodate to the circular plan.
In Modern architecture Johnson has been almost unique in emphasizing multiple enclosure in plan and section. The canopy inside his guest
house in New Canaan and the Soanian canopy within the synagogue in Port Chester are both inner layers.
Kahn employs detached layers on the outside: he "wraps ruins around buildings." In the project for the Meeting House for the Salk Institute for Biological Studies he juxtaposes in plan circles within squares, and squares within circles. According to Kahn, inside glare will be counteracted by the juxtaposition of apertures, contrasting in size and shape, in the double-layered walls. Kahn has talked of the modification of light more than the spatial expression of enclosure as his reason for the contrasting layers.
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