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The structures that surround BGC condos for sale might seem familiar to many people. That’s because the attractions at the Venetian Mall is heavily based on some of the most famous buildings in the world: The San Marco Campanile (Campanile di San Marco in Italian), the bell tower of the Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark (Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco) which stands in the Piazza San Marco in Venice; and the Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale in Italian).
The sight of these structures might make you think, ‘what makes these buildings so impressive?’ The answer may lie in the combination of architectural styles used by the architects who designed them. Domenico I Contarini designed St. Mark’s Basilica, Bartolomeo Bon, Filippo Calendario, Andrea Bregno, Antonio Abbondi, and Giovanni Bon designed the Doge’s Palace.
Acquiring your own condo for sale in BGC will have you surrounded by several architectural wonders. Condos in BGC are where sales skyrocket when people want to live close to grand design.
Domenico I Contarini (unknown-1071), was the 30th Doge of Venice. A Doge is the highest public official or Chief Magistrate of the Most Serene Republic of Venice, who lived in the Doge’s Palace. His rule lasted from the day of his election which followed the death of Domenico Flabanico in 1043, up until his own death in 1071. Under the reign of Domenico I Contrarini, the Venetians reclaimed Zadar and parts of Dalmatia from the Kingdom of Croatia. With a passion for beauty, perfection, and artistic drama, he was known as a liberal builder of stunning churches and monasteries, such as the San Nicolo di Lido and Sant’Angelo di Concordia. Domenico I Contarini was the mastermind behind the Saint Mark’s Basilica. Before his death in 1071, he had commissioned the restoration and expansion of Saint Mark’s Basilica which was completed in 1092
Bartolomeo Bon (1407-1464), was a successful Venetian sculptor and architect who worked on various projects during the 15th century. Bartolomeo Bon would work with his father, a master in his craft of Gothic architecture. They would work together on many churches and palaces. Bartolomeo Bon is known for a number of his works in Venice, among his most famous creations is the decoration of Ca’ d’oro, the marble entrance of the Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, and the construction of the Porta della Carta in the Doge’s Palance, the stunning entrance of the church of Santo Stefano is among his creations as well. In 1459, Bartolomeo Bon was tasked to build the marble entrance of the Basilica dei Santi Giovanni e Paolo, He became renowned for creating grand entrances and later worked on the entrance of the Scuola Grande della Misericordia. The entrance of the church of San Polo and Arco Foscari in the Doge’s Palace are his masterpieces as well. What made the father and son duo so famous was their unique gold-leaf technique and special paint which gave most of their work a polychromatic effect. They were the masters of Venetian Gothic style sculptures.
Filippo Calendario (1315-1355) was a notable figure in Venetian Gothic architecture and sculpting. Filippo Calendario was one of the most influential designers during the 14th century. A part of the Doge’s Palace in Venice can solely be attributed to Calendario. The Doge’s Palace was finished during the 9th century and countless revision were made over the course of time. Things started to take shape with the latest design and construction of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio in 1340. Under the guidance and council of Filippo Calendario, the building’s grand Gothic design continued on till 1420. Calendario was a well-respected government advisor on public building projects; close to the body of power in Venice, Calendario became embroiled in the attempt by Marino Faliero to take the seat of supreme power. This led to his execution in 1355.
Andrea Bregno (1418–1506) was a revered architect during the Early Renaissance period. Barely anything was known about the great Italian sculptor, Andrea Bregno prior to his move from Venice to Rome when Paul II was elected Pope. Andrea Bregno had received various projects and led a large workshop during the pontificate of the Della Rovere Pope Sixtus IV. Bregno created numerous wall tombs of cardinals and many other notable figures of the papal curia; many of these projects had a varying degree of personal responsibility. He was regarded as one of the best in his craft, a reason why many notable figures come to him for his services. Giovanni Santi mentioned Andrea Bregno in his biography. Andrea Bregno would frequently work with Mino da Fiesole.
An esteemed friend of the librarian of the Vatican library, Bartolomeo Platina, Bregno moved in humanist circles and played a momentous part in the regularization of an authentically classicizing style of epigraphy; specifically, in the inscriptions that accompany the tombs that he worked on. He worked hand in hand with Mino da Fiesole and Giovanni Dalmata to produce the little cantoria set into the wall, with its own coffered ceiling and carved marble balusters in the Sistine Chapel.
Sixtus IV commissioned the construction of the Santa Maria del Popolo which Andrea Bregno and Baccio Pontelli were mainly attributed to. The two took a very awe-inspiring traditional approach with the design of the church as there were the responsible for the Palazzo della Cancellaria. The Santa Maria del Popolo is known as one of the finest pieces of Early Renaissance architecture in Italy. In the Duomo of Siena, the white marble reredos of the Piccolomini alter was one of Andrea Bregno’s late master craft.
The great architects, Contarini, Bon, Calendario, and Bregno, all shared similar architectural styles of Venetian Gothic appeal. This form of architecture took inspiration from three other styles; the Gothic, which is a late medieval period style used on many famous churches, castles, and palaces in Europe. Moorish, which stems from the Moorish cultures from the Iberian Peninsula and the Maghreb used on many castles and monuments in Spain, Portugal, India, Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia. And the Byzantine, which was the architecture used by the Eastern Roman Empire, this style can be seen in the construction of monasteries, churches, and military strongholds. The Byzantine architectural influence can even be seen in bathhouses in other countries.
Eclectic Style and Refined Taste
These architectural styles all have distinct features that were combined to create the Venetian Gothic. Lancets, which were tall narrow windows, were borrowed from Gothic architecture; voussoirs, ogee, horseshoe arches from the Moorish architecture; and domes from the Byzantine architecture. St. Mark’s Basilica all had these features, while the Doge’s Palace dawned some of these architectural forms.
The attractions at the Venetian Mall echoes the view and feel of the styles these buildings were built with. It fills you with awe and wonder that they were built hundreds and hundreds of years ago, and they wouldn’t have had existed without the genius of the architects who designed them and the workers who worked on them. It may be easy to build them now because of all the technology man has at their disposal, but what about then? If you think that this type of architecture is incredible, then you’ll be pleased to know that it was revived in the 19th century in Britain, North America, and Australia by some notable architects who decided who experiment with it.
What We’ve Learned from Venetian Architecture
A lot of people will encourage you to align yourself with a particular or defined style. If you prefer a clean look, which is a popular design concept by Scandinavian interior design influence or the comfortable and intricately designed Mexican look, it can be quite difficult to choose one over the other, especially if you find beauty in integrating two different design styles.
We can take it from the Venetian Gothic architects and don’t fear mixing totally different themes. There are benefits that we can draw from making use of two different design styles. In fact, there isn’t any design rule regarding having to stick to one style. We’ve learned this from the Venetian designers, that great designs can come from a mix of two styles.
The greatest architects from Venice also created their own hybrid artworks from hosts of influences from Byzantine and Moorish styles. This cultural mix of art produced numerous structural masterpieces and grand designs. Venetian architects wouldn’t have created what they have without collaborating the styles of different cultures with their own sense of art.
That means that even you can benefit from a bit of collaboration of styles and some mixing and matching. You can add a dash of French Country to your super sleek and organized furniture arrangement to add a bit of visual weight to your open spaces.
The Venetians have taught us that design trends are more likely to be studied for thousands of years when there is a sense of consistency involved when it comes to design. Features that are repeated over and over again should not be something to be avoided, in fact, it’s actually better to maintain continuity with the elements of your design. That is how historians group trends from certain times into a cohesive unit.
When focusing on maintaining a single architectural theme, making use of unifying elements from different leitmotifs should be executed with consistency. We’ve learned that Venetian Gothic style has made use of a variety of unifying elements to equate to its splendor. The semicircular arches, long passageways, and intricate details; all of which was done with a perception of weightlessness and consistency.
To get a grasp of this style on a minute scale, you can create a cohesive theme in your own BGC condos for sale and other living spaces by coating your décor items with the same color and pattern. You could apply the same types of finish to your bathroom fixtures and mimic the design of each light in your home. If you have heavily-patterned accents on your sofa or rug, some furniture of similar nature could share the same accents.
Today, the common concept of modern design is dominated by the trend of making everything much simpler. It may seem as if ornate styles and rustic design is slowing becoming dated. With the drive of many to build homes and residential areas with a minimalist mindset, it’s great that people still pay attention to the fine details of amazing workmanship. That’s what Venetian architecture shows us. The beauty in detail.
Venetian architecture is grand and elaborate, that’s why we have chosen to draw inspiration from this style. BGC condos for sale will be one of the most inspiring place to live in simply because of the beauty that surrounds the area. It’s not overly done, but attractively planned out. With the use of the best materials that cater to design and comfort, there would be no better place to live in.
Living a Balanced Life Amidst Architectural Beauty with BGC Condos for Sale
The areas where BGC condos for sale are primarily located are prime spots if you want to experience the romance, beauty, and grandeur of Venice, Italy, right at the heart of Manila. In the busy, fast-paced metropolitan lifestyle of Bonifacio Global City, you’ll be surrounded by structures that are reminiscent of the grandiose of European art without sacrificing the convenience of living in the city.
Everything you need will be just around the corner. Condos for sale in BGC are perfect for those who want to maintain an active and lively lifestyle. Convenience and style is the key to Bonifacio Global City’s charm. Education such as the world-class academic institutions in The Fort, workplaces such as the CyberPark, and Leisure spots such as the Venetian Mall are all within arm’s length wherever you are in BGC.
If you plan on relocating or to start anew, don’t hesitate to purchase a condo for sale in BGC. You’ll always come home to the stunningly beautiful area of your BGC condo. This will be your key to quality living. Click here to learn more!
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