The Serlian Gateway

This is a work in progress. At the moment it is a simple entrance to the street from the terrace with a rainwater tank above, but soon it will be developed as an elaborate Baroque gateway inspired by the designs of Sebastiano Serlio, the Italian architect and writer of the mid-sixteenth century. Such gateways were typical of the gates to the street of Villa garden in Baroque Rome.

Gateway XXIX, from Sebastiano Serlio, Libro Estraordinario, Lyons, 1551