Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Cisternone

Cisternone by Pasquale Poccianti, LivornoWe have already seen this strange building, called “Cisternone” (Big Cistern), in Half-Dome Fad.Cisternone by Pasquale Poccianti, LivornoThe half-dome or “semicupola” is the main characteristic of the “Cisternone” and it is considered one of the projects nearer to the dreams of the visionary French architects Étienne-Louis Boullée and Claude-Nicolas Ledoux.House of supervisors of the source of the Loue by Claude Nicolas LedouxThe “House of supervisors of the source of the Loue” was a project for the ideal city of Chaux, published in 1804 by Ledoux.Hôtel Guimard or Terpsichore temple by Claude Nicolas LedouxThe Hôtel Guimard, often called Terpsichore temple, was built in Paris from 1770 to 1773, on a project of the same Ledoux.

See also: Half-Dome Fad - Cisternino di città
External links: Gli architetti rivoluzionari (Politecnico di Bari, in Italian)

13 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

I think it is a great looking building.

Farmchick said...

Really quite beautiful.

ρομπερτ said...

It might be a secret; maybe some other 'half' to be found somewhere else.

Indeed great architecture. Please have you all a good Wednesday.

Randy said...

That is amazing.

J Bar said...

It's fantastic.

Dina said...

A half-dome -- it certainly captures the imagination!
Interesting also that the modern city uses cisterns.

cieldequimper said...

It is a striking building as were the ideas at the time.

Small City Scenes said...

Very impressive as are and were many ideas that have come to us from Italy. So much started there. MB

joo said...

Looks a bit strange to me,but I like it:)

Jack said...

I don't think I have seen anything like it, although maybe it did inspire the designers of some amphitheatres.

Kaori said...

The half-dome is really interesting! Very creative architecture :-)

Fio said...

Sembra un po strano, pero mi piace :-)

JM said...

This semicupola is truly amazing! Fantastic building.