Filippo Brunelleschi. Sagrestia Vecchia. Florence, Italy. 1421-1440
Also known as the Old Sacristy, Sagrestia Vecchia is an old Christian building in Florence designed by Filippo Brunelleschi. It is considered as one of the most important monuments of early Italian Renaissance architecture. Its interior is articulated by a rhythmic system of arches and pilasters for geometric unity.
Donato Bramante, Giovanni Antonio Amadeo. Santa Maria Presso San Satiro. Milan, Italy. 1472-1482
A Renaissance art, Santa Maria Presso San Satiro was built during the 15th century and is one of the greatest masterpieces of the Renaissance architect Donato Bramante. It is remarkable for its rich ornamentation, altar pieces, paintings and gold tooling.
Michelozzo Di Bartolomeo. Palazzo Medici Riccardi. 1445-1460
Designed by Michelozzo di Bartolomeo, Palazzo Medicri Riccardi was built between 1445 and 1460 and is well known for its stone masonry that includes both ashlar and rustication. Its tripartite elevation demonstrates the Renaissance spirit of rationality, classicism and order.
Inigo Jones. Queen’s House. Greenwich, London. 1616-1619
Considered as the first Renaissance building in England, Queens House is a Palladian mansion that serves as a true masterpiece of classical architecture. It is notable for its symmetric proportions and harmoniously contrived details, as can be seen on its finely executed marble floors and painted ceilings.
Inigo Jones, Palladio. Banqueting House. London. 1619-1622
The Banqueting House replaced an older Tudor that was burnt down in 1619. In its construction, Architect Inigo Jones introduced the renaissance ideals of Palladio to England. Its façade was modeled after Palladian prototypes and took the form of superimposed orders resting on a basement story. The pillars, windows and other details were also demonstrative of Renaissance architecture.