Orders in Turin

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Palazzo Madama

Four columns of  Composite order with the function of support

Located in Piazza Castello

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A church located in porta palazzo,Corinthian order

 

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Sir John Soane: An English Architect, An American Legacy: John SOANE’s HOME visited and commented by BOB VENTURI & DENISE SCOTT BROWN

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American architect Bob Venturi‘s famous motto, LESS is BORE is a response to Mies van der Rohe’s LESS IS MORE…

Have a look at Venturi’s first famous project, the house for his mother, built in the early 1960s.. In which way do you think this house may resemble to Soane’s complex idea of space as seen in his house at 13, Lincoln’s Inn Fields? Are there similarities between the two, despite their being so distant in time and space? In 1966 Venturi published a book entitled Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture in which he praised the works of Mannerist and Baroque architects and advocated a symbolical and sensorial approach to architecture…

Orders in Turin

Palazzo Madama

Palazzo Madama

Column style: Composite

Function: Support

Location: Piazza Castello

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Gran Madre di Dio

Columns Style: Corinthian

Location: Piazza della Gran Madre

Year Completed: 1831

Architect: Ferdinand Bonsignore

Mole Antonelliana

Mole Antonelliana

Column Style: Corinthian

Function: Support

Year Completed: 1889

Architect: Alessandro Antonelli

Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo

Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo

Column Style: Corinthian

Function: Support

Location: Piazza San Carlo

Architect: Unknown – Work attributed to Baron Maurizio Valperga

Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano

Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano

Columns Style: Some Ionic, some Corinthian

Function: Some Support, some Decorative

Orders in Turin

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Palazzo Madama. Composite columns with both Corinthian and Ionic style….

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On Via Giuseppe Barbaroux..

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On Via Roma. Tuscan style.

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‘D Caroli Templo’ on Piazza San Carlo. with a Corinthian entablature, pedestal and proportion but the body is not fluted.

I really appreciate the proportion of Greek columns, the delicate difference of diameter at different height is really impressive. I am happy they  still remained or simulated today so widely at least in Turin, and since we don’t invent more beautiful columns I believe the Greek style are still worthy to be used or developed.

 

In search for Orders in Turin

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The Corinthian columns of the Mole Antonelliana.

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The Corinthian columns of the Church of the Great Mother of God.

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The columns of the first level of the Palazzo Carignano(19th century facade) are Doric while the columns of the second level seems to be the hybrid of the Ionic and Corinthain.

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In search for orders in Torino

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Palazzo Madama,  a gigantic order of composite columns

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Via Pietro Micca, some elaborations on the the Ionic  order in the arcades leading towards via Barbaroux….

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Via Roma rebuilt in the 1930s as a an arcades street with columns in the Tuscan order

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Chiesa di Santa Cristina, four columns of Corinthian order supporting an ondulating entablature on the ground floor, and four smaller columns on the first floor supporting an entablature and a broken pediment….