Classical architecture represents the architectural styles of ancient Greek and Roman traditions that have had a great influence on the built environment, as we know today.
It is very important that we, as architecture students and professionals, understand the vocabulary associated with classical architecture. This is because it helps us have a better reading of the history, design principles and cultural significance that greatly influenced our buildings and structures.
In addition to this, this knowledge can act as sources of inspiration helping to inform our contemporary designs. Expanding your vocabulary may also help you with clear and effective communication.
In this post, we will be exploring 25 classical architecture terms to make them more accessible and to give you an insight into the enduring language of classical architecture.
So, whether you’re a casual observer or are passionate about architecture, we hope this post helps to make classical terms a bit more easy to understand.
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In summary, delving into these 25 classical architecture terms offers a glimpse into the rich history and enduring beauty of architectural design. So, whether you are an architect or someone simply intrigued by history, we hope these terms provide a valuable insight into classical architecture. Stay curious and keep expanding your architectural vocabulary.
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Written by Valanne Fernandes, a Part 1 Architecture graduate. Valanne is a content creator with First In Architecture, spending her time researching, writing and designing inspiring new content for the website.