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The five classical orders were standardised by these Renaissance Architects

Palladio, Vignola, Scamozzi, and Chambers


Architectural Contributions of Renaissance

1. Rusticated Masonries
2. Balusters
3. Pendentive Domes
4. Drum
5. Domes
6. Lantern
7. Semicircular Roman Arch, Vaults and Cross-Vaults


Architectural Character of Renaissance Architecture

1. Roman Methods of Construction were replaced w/ Byzantine and Gothic Methods
2. Constructed Buildings for Changing lifestyles
3. Five Classical Orders were Standardised
4. Passing along skills to different generations
5. Interpreted Architecture as an Art rather than Construction
6. Art > Utility for Construction Methods


It is the purest form in applying Roman Elements in the buildings based on the original Roman transcript.

First Phase/Classical Approach


Its elements eventually became known as Palladian Architecture.

First Phase/Classical Approach


This approach is about putting innovations from the existing Roman transcript which ends up getting vivid and virile. Its application is not only to individual buildings but also to urban design, civic and landscaping.

Second Phase/Proto-Baroque Approach/Mannerists


It elements eventually became known as the Baroque Architecture.

Second Phase/Proto-Baroque Approach/Mannerists


Primary example of architect of Classical Approach.



One Example of Proto-Baroque Approach.



Architectural Character of Baroque

1. Orders are laid on top of the others
2. Entablatures are heavily ornate and advance/recede
3. Pediments - segmental, triangular or broken are placed within the other
4. Attic Mounts over the attic
5. Balustrades with reiterated dies
6. Cartouches, heraldic emblems, and other ornaments
7. Concave and Convex in Walls
8. Concealed Windows for light and dramatic effect
9. Interiors are conceived in terms of spatial volume


The vividness of the Baroque eventually became subtle which lead to this Architectural style. Its exteriors became less detailed than the interiors.

Rococo Architecture


The Baroque style was succeeded with this style when the designers went back to ancient models. Its architectural character became more austere and became purist as it follows the production of Greek Architecture with the imitation of the Gothic Romantic approach.

Antiquarian Style


Renaissance in Italy were developed from _____ Influence.



Renaissance in France and England were developed from _____ Influence.