JKA Design admires the clarity, order, and symmetry of Palladian architecture. The European style was derived from and inspired by the designs of the Venetian architect Andrea Palladio (1508–1580). Palladio felt that structures should be governed by reason and the principles of classical antiquity. The style drew on the Greek and Roman temples of the gods and goddesses. Palladian architecture continued until the end of the 18th century and can be found throughout Europe, Britain, Ireland, and the United States. Design elements include columns, pediments, scallop shells, masks, and terms.
An Italian Palladian Villa by Architect Andrea Palladio (1551) .
Photo: Vartivar Jaklian via the New York Times
Villa Godi from I quattro libri dell’architettura, author Andrea Palladio
Castle Coole, Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK, Architect James Wyatt (1746-1813)
Chiswick House, London, UK, Architect William Ken t (1685 –1748)