Orangery is one of the most stylish additions possible to add to a house, and like the traditional orangeries of 17th and 18th centuries, many people would like their modern day orangery to reflect classical architecture.
The fascia, the band or frieze that runs around and underneath the roof edge, should be perfect when hoping to recreate classical-style architecture. In buildings built as per classical architecture, the fascia will have a wide band fitted across the bottom of the entablature and positioned directly above the columns. It is possible to reproduce this style accurately when designing a bespoke orangery, whether it’s made of hardwood or stone.
Classical architecture came from the Italian renaissance and the writings of Alberti and Brunelleschi who placed mathematical emphasis on design. It focused on the architecture of antiquity, which was best shown by the Greeks and Romans.
At that time, this was a significant shift from the irregular shapes and profiles of medieval buildings. And because of its orderly arrangement, it was adopted across Europe quite quickly. This resulted in it being used by notable classical architects such as William Wren, who designed popular St Paul’s cathedral.
A great appreciation for classical architecture has continued till date, and many people take great pride in emulating, designing and developing it in bespoke orangeries.
Classical Architecture for Your Orangery
It is very important to take keen interest and time to develop an orangery fascia. This is because it is critical to recognise the symmetrical and proportionate aspects of classical architecture. If you take time to do this, you will end up with a design that is beautiful, impressive and also authentic. It is essential to recreate this as accurately as possible because people have a natural fondness for classical architecture as they come across its magnificence on a quite regular basis.
This in turn provides you with a spectacular, unique and befitting orangery for your home. Through careful design, you can get the very best and still manage to adhere to the wonderful design rules of classicism.
As we live in the modern times, it is even possible to develop subtle design alterations to the orangery to reduce damage from weathering – this means less maintenance of the bespoke orangery. Ultimately this is very worthwhile, as you’ll end up with a stunning extension that will look great even after 10 years.
Classical architecture and orangeries work together and because of this you can hope to create a perfect, bright and beautiful extension for your home in the classical style.