archtectural styles

classical

The style comprises a range of conventional forms, notably columns (known as orders) each with fixed proportions and ornaments (especially Doric, Ionic and Corinthian). Proportion, symmetry and the relationship of individual parts to the whole also characterise Classicism. However, it is possible to describe a building as Classical solely for its proportion, with none of the trappings associated with Classical architecture.

CONNAUGHT PLACE, NEW DELHI

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A CLASSICAL BUILDING

  1. Use of orders
  2. Proportion
  3. Symmetry
  4. Repetition of elements such as windows
  5. References to Classical architecture