Classical Architecture Characteristics
Classical Architecture was flourished in the ancient civilization of Greece and later in Rome. This architectural style has some characteristics in building materials and components like columns, windows, symmetry, order, and marble, etc. Architects use this style in collaboration with other styles for centuries. Here we are going to explore some characteristics of Classical Architecture.
Characteristics of Classical Architecture:
Classical Architecture focuses on intellect, boldness, and humility. In most Classical Architectural designs we found these elements. Let’s dig slightly deep into the elements of this style.
Use of Proportion and Symmetry:
Classical Architecture buildings use proportions and most of the case symmetrical which consist the building elements like windows and columns.
Use of Order:
This architectural style uses different Greek orders like Ionic, Doric, and Corinthian as well as the Romans Composite and Tuscan order.
Front Porch with Pediment:
The front porch with pediment is seen in the classical style building. The pediment is situated at the top of the porch and the front door is usually placed at the center of the building.
Classical Architecture uses durable building and construction materials like solid concrete, marble, brick, and other solid stones.
Classical Architecture is recognized by its unique design from other styles of architecture. Usually, we see broken pediments at the top of the entry door, more decorative surroundings and doors, box-shaped eaves, dental molding and roofs with medium pitch, etc.
Rectangle Shape Windows:
Rectangular windows are often seen to be used in the symmetrical style and in most cases the window are double-hung.
This is the era of Modern Architectural Style and Contemporary Architectural Style and for that reason, other styles are rarely used in today’s work. It is also true other styles have not vanished fully, we still use other styles component by adjusting with the present styles.
Md Asaduzzaman Russel
AIDT & Civil Technology