1. Lisboa, Portugal | Capela de Santo Amaro

    Photo by João Vidal de Sousa

    Capela de Santo Amaro situa-se na freguesia portuguesa de Alcântara, no concelho de Lisboa, mais precisamente na Rua Gil Vicente e na Calçada de Santo Amaro. Foi edificada em 1549, seu projeto é atribuído a Diogo de Torralva, e está classificada como Monumento Nacional pelo Decreto datado de 16 de Julho de 1910.

    De estrutura centralizada, composta por dois cilindros, sendo o núcleo da estrutura o espaço circular do oratório, envolvido em metade da sua área por uma galilé semicircular que compõe a fachada, à qual corresponde, do lado oposto direito, à sua pequena capela-mor, sacristia, também cilíndrica com pinturas a óleo no teto danificadas por infiltrações, as paredes desta ermida estão totalmente revestidas por azulejos policromos tardo-maneiristas com figurações alusivas a Santo Amaro.



  2. rainydaywomanphoto:

    Março 2014


  3. the-undiscovered-countries:

    Sé de Portalegre, Portugal (by Bruno Cruz)

    Join me on my journey to all the undiscovered countries.


  4. europeanarchitecture:

    St. Michael’s Church - architects Friedrich Sustris and Wendel Dietrich, Munich, Germany (by tomosang R32m)


  5. elegantiaearbiter:

    Longleat House, Horningsham, project mainly by Robert Smythson.


  6. paperplusarchitects:

    Serlio’s Tragic Stage.


  7. stilltheworldisturning:

    this is what i want to get as a tattoo. should i?


  8. italianartsociety:

    Architect and theorist Sebastiano Serlio was born in Bologna on this day in 1475. First trained as a painter, Serlio moved to Rome in 1514 where he studied architecture with Baldassare Peruzzi. He fled the 1527 Sack of Rome to Venice and then moved to Fontainebleau in 1540 at the request of French King Francis I to serve as an advisor on his chateau project. More than his buildings, few of which survive or have been identified, Serlio’s treatise Tutte l’opere d’architettura, et prospetiva had great influence Europe-wide.  It was first translated into English in 1611. Written more as a practical guide than abstract theory, Serlio’s illustrated treatise was regularly consulted by those wanting to incorporate all’antica style into their designs.

    Reference: ”Serlio, Sebastiano.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press.<http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T077738>.

    Further reading: Sebastiano Serlio: Architect by Sabine Frommel (2004);  Sebastiano Serlio on Architecture

    Antonio Fantuzzi after Sebastiano Serlio, An Architecturalcapriccio with Ruins and an Obelisk, etching, ca. 1550

    Lorenzo Lotto, Portrait of an Architect (possibly Serlio), 1535, Berlin: Gemäeldegalerie

    Plans of the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, Book III, 1560

    Canon of the 5 orders, as published by Robert Peake, London, 1611


  9. premoderno:

    Sebastiano Serlio | House for a Rich Man | 1611 | Siglo XVII


  10. premoderno:

    Sebastiano Serlio |  House for a Rich Man | 1611 |


  11. a-mon-seul-desir:

    46 Palazzo Dario by Iain Simpson on Flickr.

    Ca’ Dario—Pietro Lombardo, Venice, c. 1480.



  13. artaddictsanonymous:

    Pierre Lescot, West “Lescot” Wing of the Cour Carré (addition to the Palais du Louvre, Paris, France), begun 1546

    Paris saw the birth of French classical style when the kings Francis I and Henry II decided to modernize the medieval castle of the Louvre. The work began in 1546 with the replacement of the west wing of the square court, or Cour Carre by the architecture Pierre Lescot. Lescot designed a building that incorporated Renaissance ideals of balance and regularity with classical architectural details and rich sculptural decoration. The irregular roof lines of the building give way to discreetly rounded arches and horizontal balustrades. Classical pilasters and entablatures replaced Gothic buttresses. Pediments topped round-arched arcades on the ground floor, suggesting an Italian loggia. The decoration recalls the French medieval Flamboyant style, but with classical pilasters and acanthus replacing Gothic colonettets and cusps (Marilyn Stokstad, Art History, Volume Two. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, 2008, 723).


  14. europeanarchitecture:

    Aile Lescot au Palais du Louvre/ Louvre Palace - architect Pierre Lescot, Paris, France

    Le premier volume des plus excellents bâtiments de France par Jacques Androuet du Cerceau

    (Source: google.ro)


  15. premoderno:

    Plan du Chateau de Fontainebleau. Designs by Gilles le Breton andPhilibert de l’Orme. 1528-1553