Lawrence Architecture

Villa Badoer, Fratta Polesine, Italy

Featured in the 1998 Architecture Engagement Calendar (week of November 2)


Judges Special Commendation Award in the 1996 National AIA Architectural Photography Competition

Designed by Andrea Palladio for the Venetian noble Francesco Badoer, Villa Badoer was completed in 1563.  It is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site "City of Vicenza and the Palladian Villas of the Veneto".  The photo was taken from a mid-landing in front of the main structure looking toward the right-hand curvilinear barchessa (or wing).  The barchesse originally housed agricultural activities.  These are unusual among Palladio's built works in that they do not actually touch the villa and are set slightly in front of it.

Taken October 1993.

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