An outstanding project from the Mario Lago administration of the Dodecanese Islands (1922-1936) was the “Thermae of Calithea”. Pietro Lombardi, who was its designer, did not have close convictions with the ideology of the regime or strong affiliations with the Fascist Party. This highly experiential architecture is achieved through the compositional rules of a severe geometry, use of Platonic solids and axiality. The “Thermae of Calithea was not only a technical accomplishment, but it was also a work of art, perhaps the most important architectural achievement in the Dodecanese.
In this series, “Secret Aspects”, I attempt to present different aspects of the complex in more puristic and abstract forms. The colour theme in the series varies according to my inspiration of the moment.
© Anna Wacker Photography