The bubbles! The bubbles! Oh, the stories about bubbles that I could regale you with!
But this post is not about bubbles, but rather bubble architecture. And more specifically, Italian bubble architecture.
I’ve said that France is the all time master at turning beautiful historical buildings into hideous monstrosities by encasing parts of them – or sometimes all of them – in giant glass bubbles. There are very few exceptions where they get this mix right.
The Italians, it seems, have learned from the French mistakes and are creating their own beautiful bubble architectures, such as this one that I spotted in Domodossala:
For me the absolute nicest touch of the bubble is its base, which is a very smooth segue between the existing concrete paving blocks and the bubble itself.
Well, done, Italy!