Firmness, Commodity and Delight
Roman architect Vitruvius Pollio, first century B.C.E., distilled architecture accurately with these three elements necessary for a well-designed building: firmitas, utilitas, and venustas. Firmness or the building's structural integrity. Utility provided an efficient arrangement of spaces and mechanical systems to meet the functional needs of its occupants. And venustas, the aesthetic quality associated with the goddess Venus, imparted style, proportion, and visual beauty.
We are always attracted to beauty, it has inspired human culture to create some of the most breathtaking structures in the world. We treasure our favorite comforting and inspiring places. We hope the buildings here have all three elements.