We don’t look at enough classical references. This makes us nearly blind to three centuries of architecture.
The modernists wanted to conceal almost everything that came after Antiquity, and the post-modernisms responded to them. As a result, neither classicism nor baroque has been part of the discussion for over a century.
This is probably due to the envelopment of this architecture in an ornament that the twentieth century has progressively annihilated, and left misunderstood, or even irrelevant. However, every time we look at a classical – or baroque – buildings, we are struck by the richness and contemporary nature of its composition.
We see in classical architecture endless sources of inspiration in the distribution of programmes, façade composition, circulation design and the formalisation of spaces from the outside.