Palazzo Medici Riccardi - Florencehe palace was designed by Michelozzo di Bartolomeo for Cosimo de' Medici, head of the Medici banking family, and was built between 1444 and 1484. It was well known for its stone masonry includes rustication and ashlar. The tripartite elevation used here expresses the Renaissance spirit of rationality, order, and classicism on human scale. divide the building into stories of decreasing height.
The first palace design displaying the superimposition of the Architectural Orders: Palazzo Rucellai, Florence, Italy; designed by Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472), built under the direction of Bernardo Rossellino between 1446-1451.