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Saint Peter in Rome: plans

4 x plan: [4 x KAIROS]

leftup:Guiliano_da_Sangalo / rightup:Peruzzi

leftdown:Michelangelo / righdown:Bramante

Saint Peter Rome plans

[reinterpretation of plans as drawn in Herman Herzberger, Lessons in Architecture]


Buckminster Fuller: Dymaxion World Map

The Dymaxion map or Fuller map is a projection of a world map onto the surface of a icosahedron, which can be unfolded and flattened to two dimensions. The projection depicts the earth’s continents as “one island,” or nearly contiguous land masses. The arrangement heavily interrupts the map in order to preserve shapes and sizes.
The map was created by Buckminster Fuller. The March 1, 1943, edition of Life magazine included a photographic essay titled “Life Presents R. Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion World”.


4 x [still from Dymaxion Projection]: 4xKAIROS

Fuller Dymaxion Map

[reinterpretation of stills from Chris Rywalt’s “Dymaxion Projection Animation” on]


“Kairos (καιρός) is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment (the supreme moment). The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a time in between, a moment of indeterminate time in which something special happens. What the special something is depends on who is using the word. While chronos is quantitative, kairos has a qualitative nature.”

[from Wikipedia]


Claude Monet: Rouen Cathedral West Facade

4x 2xdifferent weather [4x KAIROS]

“The Rouen Cathedral paintings, more than thirty in all, were made in 1892 and 1893, then reworked in Monet’s studio in 1894. Monet rented spaces across the street from the cathedral, where he set up temporary studios for the purpose. In 1895, he selected what he considered to be the twenty best paintings from the series for display at his Paris dealer’s gallery, and of these he sold eight before the exhibition was over. Pissarro and Cézanne visited the exhibition and praised the series highly.” [from]


[reinterpretation of paintings by Claude Monet, 1896-1897]

Claude Monet: Morning on the seine near Giverny

4x different weather [4x KAIROS]

“The series “Morning on the Seine” was begun in 1896 but not completed until 1897 because of inclement weather. First, Monet patiently scouted out particular views along the river; then he painted the pictures from a boat that he had converted into a floating studio. For an extended period, he arose before dawn and reached his boat before sunrise in order to paint the changing effects of light as the sun came up. He then lined up the canvases on easels in his studio to complete them together. Eighteen of the pictures were shown at the Galerie Georges Petit in 1898. One was dated 1896, the others 1897.” [from]

[reinterpretation of paintings Morning on the seine near Giverny, by Claude Monet, 1896-1897]

Mies van der Rohe: Barcelona pavilion: OMA & Van Doesburg

[LEFTUP KAIROS]: IIT McCormick Tribune Campus Center  Chicago by architect OMA

[KAIROS LEFTDOWN] and [KAIROS RIGHTUP]: image and plan of Barcelona Pavilion, Mies van der Rohe, 1929

[KAIROS RIGHTDOWN]: Painting ‘Rhythm of a Russian Dance, by Theo Van Doesburg, 1918


[reinterpretation of images of Barcelona Pavilion by architect Mies van der Rohe, 1929;

of IIT McCormick Tribune Campus Center  Chicago by architect OMA, and of painting ‘Rhythm of a Russian Dance, by Theo Van Doesburg, 1918]