Palladian Design

The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected

'Palladian Design: The Good, the Bad and the Unexpected', which ran from September 2015 to January 2016, introduced Andrea Palladio's design principles and explored how they have been interpreted, copied and re-imagined across time and continents from his death in 1580 right up to the present day.

Designed by Caruso St John this exhibition at the RIBA explored how British architects such as Inigo Jones and Lord Burlington turned Palladianism into a national style and how 20th and 21st century architects have reinterpreted Palladio’s design principles for contemporary use in unexpected ways.

Please browse through some of the fantastic Palladian images that form part of the RIBApix collection.

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RIBA100034Queen's House, Greenwich, London: the Tulip Staircase

 
RIBA3082-37Alternative designs for the Palazzo da Porto Festa, Vicenza

 
RIBA95988Banqueting House, Whitehall, London: perspective view looking west


RIBA22296Chiswick House, London: design for the facade of the orangery in the gardens

 
RIBA37334Copt Hall (or Copped Hall), Essex: proposed design for the rebuilding showing elevation of principal front with alternative treatment of dome (flap up)

 
RIBA15475Horse Guards Parade, St James's Park, London


RIBA22532La Hotel de la Monnaie de Paris (The Paris Mint), Paris, with the River Seine seen in the foreground

 
RIBA5316Queen's House, Greenwich, London: the north front

 
RIBA92307Ralph Allen's townhouse, North Parade Passage, Bath


RIBA80607Rotunda, Wentworth Castle, South Yorkshire

 
RIBA32213San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice: elevation of the entrance facade

 
RIBA32762Somerset House, Strand, London: elevation of the Great Gallery facing the Thames


RIBA32006St Paul's, Covent Garden, London: elevation of the east front

 
RIBA3712-74St Paul's, Covent Garden, London: the east facade on Covent Garden

 
RIBA6586Stourhead, Wiltshire: the east front


RIBA40255The alternative entrance gateway, Rousham Park, Oxfordshire

 
RIBA39883Villa da Porto Barbaran, Montorso Vicentino: the entrance facade

 
RIBA39839Villa Emo, Fanzolo di Vedelago: the Sala decorated with frescoes by Giambattista Zelotti


RIBA5480Villa Rotonda (Villa Almerico Capra), Vicenza

 
RIBA36564Villa Rotonda (Villa Almerico Capra), Vicenza: plan

 
RIBA12848Villa Rotonda (Villa Almerico Capra), Vicenza: sketched perspective view