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Renaissance design involved utilization of hemispherical domes, aedicules, niches, and semicircular arches (Frommel 148).
Villa Capra Rotonda is located in an isolated area outside Vicenza, a city in the northern region of Italy. Villa Capra Rotonda is built on a hilltop outside Vicenza. The building forms a square on top of the hill providing a clear view of the environment. Villa Rotonda is distinguished by the presence of four facades. Most of the ancient designs comprised a single facade. However, Palladio was able to include all the four facades in the design of Villa Rotonda, making it unique. Villa Capra Rotonda represents a more secular thinking in the Renaissance by bringing its patron closer to God (Palladio et al. 68).
The building location indicates how the residents wanted to be closer to God. In addition, the Villa is highly lighted giving an indication of the purity and the close relationship the owner had with God. The dome created at the centre of the Villa is another indication of the relationship between the building and godliness. The building creates a connection to God since it was intended for retired priests from Rome.
The design of Villa Capra Rotonda resembles that of most of the churches across Italy and Greek especially the inclusion of the semi-hemispherical domes at the building centre, hence a representation of heaven (Frommel., 2007, p. 48).
Villa Capra Rotonda is located on a hilltop outside Vicenza in Italy. Most of the ancient churches were located away from the urban areas creating a God atmosphere for worshiping. Villa Rotonda is located in the countryside of Vicenza city which would give the pope an excellent atmosphere to pray and relate with God. The isolated location of the Villa is another reflection of its relationship with God. This is because; churches were not located in crowded places and the patron of Villa Rotonda decided to construct a resident who
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Roman Architecture and Engineering.
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