25 Incredible Architectural Pieces From The Renaissance

Between the early 15th and early 17th centuries, Renaissance architecture was the most predominant and widely-adopted type of architecture throughout Europe. Renaissance architecture is characterized by the revival of the development of Greek and Roman influence in building styles. It first became popular in Florence, Italy, with renowned architect Filippo Brunelleschi as one of its originators. From Italy, it was carried all the way to other parts of the continent, including Russia, Germany and England. Unlike Baroque, Renaissance Architecture relives the elements of symmetry, geometry, regularity and proportion in ancient roman architecture. Structures built during this era were remarkable for the orderly arrangements of their columns and for their arches and hemispherical domes. Here is a list of 25 incredible architectural pieces from the Renaissance.

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Filippo Brunelleschi. Sagrestia Vecchia. Florence, Italy. 1421-1440

Filippo Brunelleschi. Sagrestia Vecchia. Florence, Italy. 1421-1440www.lib-art.com

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.

24

Donato Bramante, Giovanni Antonio Amadeo. Santa Maria Presso San Satiro. Milan, Italy. 1472-1482

Donato Bramante, Giovanni Antonio Amadeo. Santa Maria Presso San Satiro. Milan, Italy. 1472-148247hirome.blog129.fc2.com

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.


23

Michelozzo Di Bartolomeo. Palazzo Medici Riccardi. 1445-1460

Michelozzo Di Bartolomeo. Palazzo Medici Riccardi. 1445-1460Michelozzo 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.

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Inigo Jones. Queen’s House. Greenwich, London. 1616-1619

Inigo Jones. Queen’s House. Greenwich, London. 1616-1619lisboainacessivel.wordpress.com

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.


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Inigo Jones, Palladio. Banqueting House. London. 1619-1622

Inigo Jones, Palladio. Banqueting House. London. 1619-1622www.strollon.co.uk

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.



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