Architectural Comparison - Two chapels in San Lorenzo

November 13, 2009 | Leave your thoughts

Continuing on from Maarten’s comments on flickr…. here

Here is a comparison between Brunelleschi and Michelangelo – not quite the one that Maarten mentioned (maybe I should do a sketch of the Hospital vs Library too)

These are pages from a detailed photo album that I did created a week in Italy in 2004. I have a rainy day project to convert this to an Issuu book and then a blurb book – it is the most interesting architectural book I have ever read – but then again I am biased as it summary on my personal research into all the great buildings I visited!?!

You can’t imagine how exciting it is for me to have flickr friends that are into this stuff too – I think it is sad that we have a whole generation of architects who don’t appreciate the subtleties of classical architecture – there is so much you can learn from studying it – proportions, detail, horizontal vs vertical, layering the wall surface, solid vs void, articulation of members vs integration etc, relationship of part to whole … All things principles that can be applied to modern buildings. This is my big hobby horse that I want some day to develop further – at the moment it is just a hobby!

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