Villa Olivia

Villa Olivia

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Italian architecture is one of character, of longevity and sustainability and of presence. It has influenced architecture around the world for centuries, millenia even. It's use has become a universal principal, adapted by many different cultures and altered to represent them. The Tuscan order has been the most used example for homes, being an easy linear order and pleasant in terms of light and shade. Luxury homes today still use the Tuscan order. It was in the late 17th century that the Mansi family of Lucca bought a Villa and renovated it in the baroque/mannerist style. Statues, ballustrades and columns gave the house an Italian sense of life grounded in Catholicism, that as you ascend the world is more divine but the heavens are next to unreachable. For this Villa I used aspects inspired by Villa Mansi. I'd like to say this is an ode to it. #baroque #casa #castello #classical #country #italian #Juvarra #mannerism #mansion #palacios #palais #palazzo #rococo #tuscan #villa
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