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Renaissance architecture is the architecture of the period between the early 15th and early 17th centuries in different regions of Europe, in which there was a conscious revival and development of certain elements of ancient Greek and Roman thought and material culture.

Renaissance architecture would have a special influence on all that followed the period. After the discovery of De architectura, the only surviving treatise by Vitruvius, an ancient Roman architect, a new way of thinking about architectural techniques and principles was embraced. The beauty of the buildings that were designed encouraged churches, rulers, and other civic leaders to spend vast sums of money in constructing edifices that are esteemed as monuments the world over.

The most important architectural principle that was embraced in the early Renaissance period was symmetry. Renaissance architects generally sought to achieve geometric balance and harmony in their works. In other words, they sought to integrate the various parts of their structures and avoid mixtures of designs that did not fit well together. Under this general principle, Renaissance architects developed several unique elements that continue to set Renaissance architecture apart today. Architects of the period were fond of domes that could be seen from any point in a given city where the dome was constructed. This differed from medieval architecture that built domes that were to be visible mainly from within the buildings they topped. Pilasters, or decorative columns that adorned walls without providing any real support were also a favorite of Renaissance architects, as were traditional Roman columns that did support the building. The rounded arch that was used in ancient Roman architecture was likewise incorporated into Renaissance design.

During the later Renaissance, the movement that is now known as Mannerism began to influence architecture. Mannerists still looked to the ancient Greek and Roman world as inspiration for their work, but they played with proportion and design elements, producing buildings that violate the principles of symmetry and balance seen in the early Renaissance and yet were beautiful in their own right. Michelangelo is known for his Mannerist approach to architecture.

The Renaissance style places emphasis on symmetry, proportion, geometry and the regularity of parts as they are demonstrated in the architecture of classical antiquity and in particular ancient Roman architecture, of which many examples remained. Orderly arrangements of columns, pilasters and lintels, as well as the use of semicircular arches, hemispherical domes, niches and aedicules replaced the more complex proportional systems and irregular profiles of medieval buildings. Developed first in Florence, with Filippo Brunelleschi as one of its innovators, the Renaissance style quickly spread to other Italian cities and then to another Europen lands...

Historians often divide the Renaissance in Italy into three phases. Whereas art historians might talk of an "Early Renaissance" period, in which they include developments in 14th century painting and sculpture, this is usually not the case in architectural history. The bleak economic conditions of the late 14th century did not produce buildings that are considered to be part of the Renaissance. As a result, the word "Renaissance" among architectural historians usually applies to the period 1400 to ca. 1525, or later in the case of non-Italian Renaissances.

Historians often use the following designations:

  • Renaissance (ca. 1400–1500); also known as the Quattrocento and sometimes Early Renaissance
  • High Renaissance (ca. 1500–1525)
  • Mannerism (ca. 1520–1600)

The 16th century saw the economic and political ascendancy of France and Spain, and then later of Holland, England, Germany, Austria, Czech lands, Hungary, Poland and Russia. The result was that these places began to import the Renaissance style as indicators of their new cultural position. This also meant that it was not until about 1500 and later that signs of Renaissance architectural style began to appear outside Italy.

Important features of Renaissance style in architecture include:

  • Symmetrical arrangement of windows and doors
  • Extensive use of Classical columns and pilasters
  • Triangular pediments
  • Square lintels
  • Arches
  • Domes
  • Niches with sculptures

Typical examples of classical Renaissance style architecture:

Further detail information and examples you can find here:
Renaissance Architecture in Wikipedia
Real-Virtual: Renaissance Architecture
Renaissance Architecture at Great Buildings Online
Renaissance Architecture in Pictures


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Renaissance ArchitectureL'hôtel Goüin - Tours - France.

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L'hôtel Goüin est situé à Tours./The hotel Gouin is located in Tours.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member celene37

location: Centre, France

date approved: 2/21/2018

last visited: 2/21/2018

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Renaissance ArchitectureLe chateau de Villandry, Villandry, France

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Le chateau de Villandry et ses superbes jardins. The castle of Villandry and its beautiful gardens.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member celene37

location: Centre, France

date approved: 2/21/2018

last visited: 2/21/2018

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Renaissance ArchitectureBasilica de Lluc - Lluc, Isla de Mallorca, España

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Renaissance church "Basilica de Lluc" from 1622 on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Islas Baleares, Spain

date approved: 1/31/2018

last visited: 11/10/2015

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Renaissance ArchitectureHôtel d'Angoulême Lamoignon (Paris, Ile-de-France, France)

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[FR] Bâtiment Renaissance situé à Paris. [EN] Renaissance building located in Paris.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeBourguignon

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 1/26/2018

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureCerný (Rábluv) dum / Black house

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Cerný (Rábluv) dum / Black house - one of painted houses on main square in Trebic

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DrakMrak

location: Kraj Vysocina, Czech Republic

date approved: 1/23/2018

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureWaaggebouw - Alkmaar, NH, NL

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The Waag in Alkmaar, Netherlands.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 1/23/2018

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureStadsschouwburg -Amsterdam, NH, NL

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Stadsschouburg theatre in Amsterdam.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 1/15/2018

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureChiesa di San Francesco di Paola - Venice, Italy

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Church of San Francesco di Paola, built in the mid 14th century, rebuilt and consecrated in 1619.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11

location: Veneto, Italy

date approved: 1/15/2018

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureSchloss Hämelschenburg - Hämelschenburg, Niedersachsen, Germany

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Ein Wasserschloss im Stil der sogenannten Weserrenaissance im Emmerthal. A water castle in the style of the so-called Weserrenaissance at the Emmerthal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member matefreund

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 1/1/2018

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureJesuitenkirche St. Michael - München, Germany

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The Jesuitenkirche St. Michael is a Roman catholic church located at Neuhauser Straße 6 in Munich, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 12/22/2017

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureWeis House - Veselí nad Lužnicí, Czech Republic

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Weis House - Veselí nad Lužnicí

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Jihocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/9/2017

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureLe Château de Sully-sur-Loire - Sully-sur-Loire, France

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[EN] The castle is surrounded by moats still in water and comprises two distinct parts: the dungeon and the small castle. [FR] Le château est entouré de douves encore en eau et comprend deux parties distinctes : le donjon et le petit château.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Centre, France

date approved: 11/27/2017

last visited: 9/23/2017

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Renaissance ArchitectureLe Château d'Azay-le-Rideau - Azay-le-Rideau, France

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[EN] The National Monuments Center presents this castle, which served as a model for the castle of Sleeping Beauty [FR] Le Centre des monuments nationaux présente ce château de la Loire qui a servi de modèle au château de la Belle au bois dormant.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Centre, France

date approved: 11/27/2017

last visited: 2/12/2018

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Renaissance ArchitectureChiesa di San Giobbe - Venezia, Italy

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The Chiesa di San Giobbe (English: Church of St Job) is a 15th-century Roman Catholic church overlooking the campo of the same name, in the Cannaregio sestiere of Venice, Italy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Veneto, Italy

date approved: 11/27/2017

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureChiesa di San Zulian - Venezia, Italy

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The Chiesa di San Zulian (St Julian), commonly called San Zulian, is a Roman catholic church in Venezia, Italy. It is situated on the Merceria, the most famous streets for shopping in Venice

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Veneto, Italy

date approved: 11/11/2017

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureSan Giovanni Crisostomo - Venezia, Italy

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San Giovanni Crisostomo (English: Saint John Chrysostom) is a Roman catholic church in the sestiere of Cannaregio in Venezia, Italy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Veneto, Italy

date approved: 11/11/2017

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureChiesa di San Salvatore - Venezia, Italy

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San Salvador is a Roman Catholic Church located on the Campo San Salvador in the San Marco sestiere of Venezia, Italy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Veneto, Italy

date approved: 11/11/2017

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureSanta Maria dei Miracoli - Venezia, Italy

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Santa Maria dei Miracoli is a church in the sestiere of Cannaregio, in Venice, Italy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben

location: Veneto, Italy

date approved: 11/7/2017

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureBasilica della Santissima Annunziata - Florence, Italy

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The Basilica della Santissima Annunziata (Basilica of the Most Holy Annunciation) is a Renaissance-style, Roman Catholic minor basilica in Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy. This is considered the mother church of the Servite Order.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas

location: Toscana, Italy

date approved: 10/29/2017

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureU trí cervených srdcí - Praha, Czech republic

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A Renaissance townhouse with Baroque and Classicist adaptations and a preserved house sign relief.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic

date approved: 10/19/2017

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureHistorická radnica / Historic Town Hall - Levoca (North-East Slovakia)

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Renaissance building of historic Town Hall (Historická radnica) belongs together with adjacent Gothic Basilica of St. James among the key landmarks and historical monuments of town Levoca.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: Prešovský kraj, Slovakia

date approved: 6/19/2017

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureHrad Budyne / Castle Budyne - Budyne nad Ohrí (North Bohemia)

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Depicted Renaissance, in the core Gothic water castle is not only the principal landmark and touristic attraction of town Budyne nad Ohrí, but also belongs among the most pictoresque and historically valuable water castles in Czech lands.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: Ustecky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 6/9/2017

last visited: never

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Renaissance ArchitectureRathaus Memmingen - BY - Germany

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Rathaus Memmingen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 5/26/2017

last visited: 9/8/2017

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Renaissance ArchitectureKaple Sv. Rocha / St. Roch Chapel - Stará Boleslav (Central Bohemia)

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Small St. Roch Chapel (Kaple Sv. Rocha), originally plague chapel built in 1568, is located at Max Švabinský street (ulice Maxe Švabinského) close to Labe (Elbe) river in Stará Boleslav.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: Stredocesky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 5/22/2017

last visited: 8/27/2016

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Renaissance ArchitectureWasserkunst Wismar - M.-V., Deutschland

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Wismarer Wahrzeichen Wasserkunst auf dem Marktplatz in der Altstadt

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: 5/15/2017

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