Casa del Prado in Balboa Park
Although the style was named after the sculptor Jose Benito de Churriguera, who worked mainly in Madrid and Salamanca, the origins of the style are said to go back to Alonzo Cano, the architect and sculptor born in Granada.
From 1680-1720, the style went through a development phase where the use of the Guarino Guarini's mix of Solomonic columns and the composite order were popularized. In the second phase of development, the estipite became an established form of ornament of the Churrigueresque style. The estipite is and inverted column that tapers down. The style eventually shifted interest from twisted movement and excessive ornamentation.