Four columns of Composite order with the function of support
Located in Piazza Castello
A church located in porta palazzo,Corinthian order
PLEASE NOTE: This last picture is a photograph of Soane’s House roof where you see all the complex system of lanterns and skylights he used to bring light into the interiors.
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…
Column style: Composite
Location: Piazza Castello
Gran Madre di Dio
Columns Style: Corinthian
Location: Piazza della Gran Madre
Year Completed: 1831
Architect: Ferdinand Bonsignore
Column Style: Corinthian
Year Completed: 1889
Architect: Alessandro Antonelli
Chiesa di San Carlo Borromeo
Column Style: Corinthian
Location: Piazza San Carlo
Architect: Unknown – Work attributed to Baron Maurizio Valperga
Museo Nazionale del Risorgimento Italiano
Columns Style: Some Ionic, some Corinthian
Function: Some Support, some Decorative
Palazzo Madama. Composite columns with both Corinthian and Ionic style….
On Via Giuseppe Barbaroux..
On Via Roma. Tuscan style.
‘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.
The Corinthian columns of the Mole Antonelliana.
The Corinthian columns of the Church of the Great Mother of God.
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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Palazzo Madama, a gigantic order of composite columns
Via Pietro Micca, some elaborations on the the Ionic order in the arcades leading towards via Barbaroux….
Via Roma rebuilt in the 1930s as a an arcades street with columns in the Tuscan order
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….