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Paolo Croce and Giammarco Montalbano

The view on the particular passage of Carlo Scarpa’s Brion funeral complex represents the perfect combination between architecture and mathematics. It describes, using the pure form of the circle, the contrast between the rationality of the geometry and the irrationality of its mathematical meaning. The present of the transcendental number Pi and the conjunction of the two circles in two vertices of an inscribed square also identifies the irrationality of root-2. Elements that can be attributed to both the materiality of life and the inaccessibility of the human intellect to concepts such as death or infinity. This is a vision pointed to create a correspondence between the tangibility of circle and its irrational understanding, just like life does with death.