Classical architecture

An overview of projects, products and exclusive articles about Classical architecture

Project • By KSP ENGEL GmbHIndividual Buildings


The WinX Tower will be completed as the final segment of the MainTor ensemble. At a height of 110 meters, the WinX–The Riverside Tower is the highest of those in the MainTor quarter which stands directly on the banks of the Main River and interfaces the river, Old Town Frankfurt and the CBD. The office high-rise stands out from the other MainTor buildings for its materials and style. The 28-story tower is characterized by a reflective metallic skin and an unusual shape, as it rests on an x-shaped footprint. The striking entrance: the seven-story portal building on Neue Mainzer Strasse, which marks the beginning of the WinX Tower, combines classical architecture and sheer dynamism. More

Project • By Mandy GrahamPrivate Houses

Private Residence in Palos Verdes

Mandy Graham is pleased to announce her recently completed (Jan 2019) personal residence in Palos Verdes, California. The home is a 4bd/4ba, 2,400 sqft 1928 Spanish cottage nestled under a canopy of eucalyptus trees and surrounded by rustic landscape including lavender, olive trees, and agave. Decomposed granite, flagstone pavers, terra-cotta tile roof and smooth stucco exterior suggest a Spanish/Mediterranean esthetic.   This was an extensive renovation down to the original framing. The original layout was honored as to embrace the warmth and charm of an older home. While keeping the existing footprint, two additional bathrooms were created as to maximize space and function. Virtually every element in this home was modified entirely... More

Project • By PORCELANOSAShopping Centres

Paseo Aldrey – Cultural & shopping centre

“Paseo Aldrey – Cultural & Shopping Centre” is a major project to transform a former bus station in the city of Mar de Plata (Argentina) into a cultural and leisure centre while also restoring and placing new value on this item of heritage.   Architects’ studio Mariani-Pérez Maraviglia was responsible for the redevelopment of this 42,000m2 area for the city’s inhabitants.   With this project, headed by architect Laura Napp, a whole new facelift was given to the area through the construction of a new linear-looking building that integrates the old bus station’s classical architecture (designed by architect Jules Dormal in around 1910) into its big volumes.   This redeveloped... More

Project • By ChromedBars

Ophelia Kitchen & Bar

Amalgamating the essence of old classical architecture & trends of red velvet times, Ophelia at The Ashok Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi beautifully exhibits the unparalleled interior innovations in the city. With luxury and opulence offered at every step, it is indeed a mesmerizing annotation of extravagance. The soul of Ophelia lies in its gracefully designed spaces with exceptional sensitivity devoted towards luxurious aesthetics, unmatched comfort and variations offered in the space with fluctuating times of the day through the effect of lighting.  The grandly scaled entrance gate welcomes the customers in a glorious and splendid fashion. One of its kind retractable roof with embedded lights adds flexibility and acts as a supp... More

Project • By iGuzziniTheaters

The Ancient Theatre of Taormina

The lighting design for the ancient theatre of Taormina was commissioned by the Department of  Cultural Heritage and Sicilian Identity in order to extend visiting hours at the site into the evening. Operating in collaboration with the Energy Service Company Metaenergia (ESCo), with whom an agreement was signed for the provision of electrical energy and services from 2013 to 2017, this Department opted to use iGuzzini technology for the new project. ESCo also immediately recognised iGuzzini's immense expertise in the lighting sector and its skill in using light to both protect and enhance cultural heritage.This particular project has two general aims: on one hand it seeks to use light to enhance the site's splendid classical architectur... More

Project • By Merrylees ArchitecturePrivate Houses


Classical materials and proportions borrowed from historical architecture have been reinterpreted to create a timeless, yet contemporary and highly articulated facade designed to address two street frontages of this prominent corner site. Each home has been individually crafted to empower it’s occupants through practical spacial planning, abundant natural light, beautiful finishes and bespoke detailing throughout.   Q: What are some of the project’s key features or attributes? - Luxury, boutique development of four individualised homes with basements directly underneath each one - Highly articulated façade designed to address two street frontages - Prominent corner site - Cutting edge materials and façade design, chamfered angles, recessed... More

Project • By Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates LLCOffices

J. P. Morgan And Company

Many buildings in the Financial District were built in the early part of this century.  They are assertive buildings, strong in form and bold in scale.  Their architects interpreted freely from the language of classical architecture and, with exuberance, employed the full range of compositional elements.   The mid-block site of the fifty-one-story tower extends from Wall Street through to Pine Street.  Across the street is 55 Wall Street, an 1842 landmark, from which development rights had been transferred.   The design of the building involved the challenge of devising a tower that was technologically and functionally contemporary, with state of the art communication systems, energy efficient and prepared for c... More

Project • By INK ArchitectsOffices


Aura is a business center located in Nur-Sultan`s rapidly developing area. The business center Aura and its interior were entirely designed and specified by INK Architects.  The combination of cubism fine art movement and the interpretation of the traditions of classical architecture are used in the composition of the design project. The primary emphasis is on the expressiveness of linear rhythms and light-color combinations of forms. The color relationships of different tones of marble, carpet; contrasting linear rhythms of metal constructions; tinted glasses lining up in harmony; create a quiet world of modern man. Each zone has an independent language: noble grey contrast and a linear arrangement of golden metal hues on front glas... More

Project • By BiasolPrivate Houses

Casa Atrio

A heavenly plant-filled atrium brings life, light and connection into the heart of this family home. From the outside, Casa Atrio has the character of an Italianate-style terrace, intertwining decorative classical architecture with a Victorian-era home. Ornate and picturesque, the style is unique to Melbourne when the city was fuelled by the prosperity and optimism of the gold rush late nineteenth-century. But step inside, and the light-filled home has the charm of a classic Parisian apartment with elegant detailing, custom furniture and spaces for family and friends to gather.We were engaged to create a light, spacious and inviting home for a young Melburnian family who enjoy the inner-city lifestyle and have a strong appreciation for hist... More

Project • By RDH Architects Inc.Libraries

Idea Exchange Old Post Office

Canada’s first “bookless” library dedicated to Makerspaces, the Idea Exchange Old Post Office offers Cambridge residents free access to an array of spaces for learning and creativity, and a new, central hub for meeting and socializing. Anchored on the bank of the Grand River, the project reignites a landmark — a listed 1885 masonry post office that had fallen into serious disrepair — and adds a 9,000-square-foot transparent pavilion that wraps around the original building and stretches out over the water, revealing the conviviality within to passersby, enticing them in. The multidimensional architecture communicates from all sides, exuding intelligence and practicality as it deftly merges old and new. RDHA achieved sophisticated forms using... More

Project • By Studio KotaRestaurants


Situated in a dense and cluttered neighborhood in the south of Jakarta the 200 m2 cafe consists of two levels which includes indoor and outdoor dining area. The renovation project takes advantage of narrow and low ceiling space from the existing structure to create a unique tunneling experience. It’s a getaway place to take time off and enjoy a cup of coffee. Despite the limited space the seating layout is designed to be efficient while maintains the bright and lightweight space ambience.As a strategy to deal with narrow and deep space an array of arches was introduced in the design. The arch geometry was borrowed from classical architecture as a unifying element in the building. The row of arches extends from the interior space all the way... More

Product • By Arper SPASTACY


High performance in a quiet gesture, the stacking chair has grown up. The Stacy collection is inspired by classical architecture in colors that evoke structural materiality—brick, rust, sandstone, marble, iron—yet remains visually and physically lightweight. Discrete and distinguished, Stacy lends sophistication to modular seating needs.The Stacy collection blends functionality with understated elegance. The essential form is lightweight at only 5.5 kg. It can be trolley stacked up to 40 chairs for ease of transport in provisional and impromptu seating environments like universities, conference rooms, auditoriums, churches, or public spaces. The sled base is available chromed or painted in four dfferent colors, with or without armrests; the... More

Project • By SU ArchitectsPrivate Houses

Clan Hall X - The Pursuit of Truth Under the Tree

Located at the entrance of the entire village, this house is the first building in sight when entering this ancient Huizhou village. This tiny sweet piece of architecture was originally used as a small pharmacy store with an area of only 80㎡. In order to receive growing number of tourists, we renovated her into a reception center for the entire village. The design requirements are simple: in order to coordinate with the overall environment, it’s not allowed to be bigger, taller or abrupt. However, she still needs to bear the iconic role of the entire ancient village at the entrance spot.During the concept phase, we don't want her appearance to be smeared exaggeratedly as a cyber-celebrity, but a local girl who reads poetry. Therefore, the r... More

Project • By AISShowrooms

AIS Renovated Washington, D.C., Showroom

Space celebrates the capital city’s architecture, patriotic color palette AIS, a leading manufacturer of commercial office furniture and seating based in Massachusetts, recently reopened its newly renovated Washington, D.C., showroom located at 1400 I Street NW, Suite 750, in the Franklin Square section of the city.Designed in partnership with Boston-based A&D firm NELSON, the 4,044-square-foot space honors the iconic neoclassical architecture and the patriotic color palette of Washington, D.C.“We’re so excited to share our redesigned showroom with the Washington-area community,” D.C. Showroom Manager and Designer Allison Barnett said. “Our new space reflects the city’s vibrancy – showcasing the ‘art of the possible’ in contemporar... More

Project • By FPR StudioApartments

Apartment Icaraí

Author of the project: architect Fabiano Ravaglia, ahead of FPR Studio.Property type: new apartment, recently built by the building developer.Location: Icaraí, Niterói, RJ.It is a complete project, including renovation and decoration, where all rooms were renovated.Total project timeframe: two months for the project and six months for construction on-site.Apartment’s total area: 95m².What were the main changes (during the construction process and on the structure) needed to make the construction feasible: the client bought the apartment with an alternative floor plan including an option to open one of the bedrooms to the living area, which was done previously.Profile of the resident: young lawyer around 30 years old, single with no children... More