Do you know what is portico? It is an architectural detail which is both beautiful and purposeful. It is keeping the visitors protected from any inclement weather until you finally open the front door and let them come in to your house. Don’t ever feel doubtful by the portico designs, because they will set the tone of your home and make the first impression to your guests and also be served as a preview of the design elements inside your house. The portico usually stands together. People usually use more than one portico at the front door or a porch of their house. The porticos will be the support for the roof on top of it so the porch at your front door can be decorated following the style that you use.
There are a lot of types of portico. There are tetrastyle, hexastyle, octostyle and decastyle. Those are the available types of portico that you can use for your need. A tetrastyle has four columns, while hexastyle has six columns, octostyle has eight columns and decastyle has ten columns. But you can also find a portico have only two columns and are more of an indention into the façade of your home.
When you begin designing your portico, you should first identify which type of portico you would like. Porticos are classified by their number of columns. A tetrastyle has four columns, a hexastyle has six columns, an octostyle has eight columns, and a decastyle has ten. Some porticos have only two columns and are more of an indention into the facade of the home. Those are some types that you can choose.
You can also find some famous porticos from any home decoration magazine which will spark your design ideas. You can also take a look at the famous East Portico on the United States Capitol Building or the Pantheon in Rome which are beautiful. Europe has a lot of buildings which are using porticos as the main element. The city of Bologna, Italy has one of the longest porticos which is stretching two miles from the edge of the city to the Sanctuary of the Madonna in San Luca you surely can adapt each idea from these buildings with porticos!
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