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Le Régence and Louis XV architecture continue the classicism of the Baroque era, but with an increased elegance and lightness in scale and appearance. Plain walls with surface decoration concentrated around doors and windows are characteristic. Larger windows reduce wall space and help to integrate outside and inside. Classical elements, such as the orders, are less common but still adorn noble houses to demonstrate rank and wealth.

Floor Plans. Plans are generally symmetrical with rectangular rooms. A few plans have oval spaces. designers carefully plan the distribution of rooms to give the appropriate dignity and grandeur required for the nobility while still providing comfort and privacy. 

Materials. Most hôtels are of local stone and trabeated construction.

Roofs. Mansard, hipped, or low-pitched or flat roofs with balustrades are typical.

 

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May 30, 2012 at 12:04 am

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