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In the vestibule of S. Croce in Gerusalemme and in the interiors of SS. Sergius and Bacchus and of St. Stephen Walbrook it is the series of columns which define the inner, detached and contrasting layer of enclosure. These supports, along with the domes above them, make the intraspatial relationships of the interior. St. Stephen Walbrook is a square space containing an octagonal space at the lower level. Its squinch-like arches, at the intermediate level between the columns and the dome, make a transition to the dome above.
Similarly, in Vierzehnheiligen the piers along with the domes define curving spaces within the rectangular and hexagonal walls of the perimeter. But the inner layers are less independent than those in St. Stephen. In plan as well as section, the curve sometimes touches the outer wall and becomes common with it.
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