What Elements Of Renaissance Architecture Are Influencing Contemporary Architecture?

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What elements of Renaissance architecture are influencing contemporary architecture?

Renaissance architecture emerged between the early fourteenth and seventeenth century all around Europe after being developed first in Florence and quickly spreading to other Italian cities. During the Renaissance era, re-established and developed elements of Greek and Roman material culture highlighted this movement amongst the design environment and enabled many architects and artists to create meaningful and significant designs that had very clear and defined structures that expressed their purpose effectively. Renaissance followed Gothic architecture then later was developed further and succeeded by Baroque architecture. Despite this, many Italian architects rejected the Gothic style due to its “simplicity” (1) and “balanced proportions of classicalism,” (1) instead they revived elements of classical orders that were discovered by directly analysing many Roman remains. As well as this, Classical era and Roman architecture also influenced Renaissance style and symmetry, proportion and geometry were elements that were emphasised.
Although Gothic architecture played a part in the development of Renaissance style, Italy in particular did not obtain many elements of Gothic style, rather some remaining buildings show signs of elements taken out of Classical style. Typically, within Renaissance architecture, you tend to find features decorated with “classical motifs” (1) such as columns,…

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