The Egg & the Architect

Inspired by natural form, Brunelleschi’s famous Florentine dome remains the biggest of its kind ever built…

Remy Dean
Remy Dean
Apr 4 · 7 min read

A church, of some sort, had stood at the site of Florence Cathedral since the fourth-century. Not surprisingly, by the thirteenth-century, it was no longer in a good state of repair and in dire need of an overhaul. The building of the ‘new’ cathedral began in 1296 and was not completed until 1436. That’s 140 years under construction.