Materials

Materials

Venetian architecture is strongly characterised by the use of a few materials which could easily be sourced within the possessions of the Republic – brick, stone, timber and, naturally, glass which had a major manufacturing centre in the nearby island of Murano. These building materials, even when not indigenous, were relatively cheap as they were transported to the city by water, in barges or other cargo vessels.

 

Brick

Sant' Aponal

Facade of Sant' Aponal

Stone

Santo Stefano

Entrance to the cloister of Santo Stefano

Wood

San Nicolo dei Mendicoli

Roof trusses in San Nicolo dei Mendicoli

Glass

Palazzo Vendramin-Calergi

Fenestration of Palazzo Vendramin-Calergi