Year of Palladio

Civic Architecture : Villa

Villa Badoer

Villa Badoer (1554) was meant to be extremely agriculturally active (including over 500 campi) and also “rose on the site of an ancient medieval castle.” As a result of these two distinct forces, “Palladio successfully combined [the] functional and symbolic meanings [of each] by joining the majestic manor house to two barchesse that curved into semicircles closing off the stables and other farm buildings.” (Beltramini, p. 154) With this design, as Reed put it, “pleasure and utilitarian are nicely joined.” (p. 17)

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