Cancelleria Vecchia, Rome

The first thing you might notice about this building is the use of pilasters. Although this was built at the end of the Quatrocento (1485-1511), more than thirty years after Rucellai, you can see that the pilasters Alberti introduced are still being used on the facade. Using the pilasters and the entablatures, this massive structure seems a bit more customized and interesting. Incorporated are lintels and roundels above the arched windows. Here the cornice is less successful, sized only for the top story.

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