architecture in genoa fall 2017

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Final studio review on December 5, with critics Riccardo Miselli, Architect Paolo Brescia (OBR), Prof. Alfredo Andia, Elisa Marini (l-r), and Elisa Cagelli (r)
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On 28 November Prof. Alfredo Andia and students visited the architecture office MaDG Studio of architect Margherita del Grosso. She explained the office work method, current projects including interior architecture work and urban design competitions, and the teaching work and large scale temporary constructructions in public spaces she builds with students as studio director of “ALICE – Atelier de la conception de l’espace, EPFL “Ecole Politecnique de Lausanne.

fall 2017 unige-fiu coastal design workshop

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Oct 6: FIU & Unige students visiting the site in La Spezia, with FIU Prof. Alfredo Andia, Unige Prof.ssa Carmen Andriani, and Admiral Silvano Benedetti on left.
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The project for the annual Unige-FIU collaborative workshop was the transformation of the Naval Museum of La Spezia and the surrounding portion of the navy base. The students toured the site on 6 October, lead by the museum curators who explained the special needs of the museum to accommodate the vast and varied collection and also to make the site more accessible to the public.

The project was coordinated by Unige Prof.ssa Carmen Andriani and tutors Beatrice Moretti and Davide Servente with the participation of the students of Prof.ssa Andriani's Coastal Design Studio. Also collaborating were FIU Profs. Alfredo Andia and Matthew Rice.

la spezia site
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Vanessa Estevez, Harley Martinez (FIU), Camilla Marchioni, Andrea Acquisgrana (Unige)
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Andrea Añez, Michelle Aguirre (FIU), Margherita Gaino, Vittoria Spalla (Unige)
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FIU Prof. Alfredo Andia, Alessio Granata (Unige), Marcella Gavilanez (FIU)
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Beatrice Pastorino (Unige),  Valentina Paolini, Zair Toloza (FIU)
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Elisa Cantone (Unige),Melodie Coles, Yannique Perry (FIU)
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Katie Fuson (FIU), Maria Ivanova (Unige), Chelsea Davis (FIU)

FIU architecture professors presenting to genoa order of architects / 'big november' lecture series

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Alfredo Andia at the Genoa Order of Architects

Prof. alfredo andia 8 november

Dr. Andia's lecture on 8 November to the local architects of Genoa examined the next 30 years of human space. It considered how “computing-automation” and “synthetic biology” are quickly transforming all kinds of industries and paradigms. While “computing” power is doubling every year, “synthetic biology” is the fastest growing technology in human history, 6 to 14 times per year.

Dr. Andía is associate professor at Florida International University, Miami and is the visiting faculty member at the FIU Genoa Program for fall 2017.

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Margherita del Grosso and Marilys Nepomechie, at the Genoa Order of Architects

Prof. Marilys Nepomechie in Genoa

Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives for CARTA, Prof. Marilys Nepomechie was in Genoa to see the Architecture in Genoa program in action and for meetings to understand the level of current collaboration and potential for future development.

  • Made presentation to local architects on the topic 'Miami 2100: Imagining a Resilient Second Century';
  • Met with Unige Prorettore for International relations Prof. Andrea Trucco to discuss initiatives to serve both universities;
  • Spoke with Giovanna Giusto of Renzo Piano Building Workshop to discuss internship possibilities and speaking opportunities for RPBW personnel.

american lecture series / fall 2017

A series of presentations to the FIU students by University of Genoa professors and local practicing architects.

pizzigoni poster
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brescia poster
giberti poster
prati poster
del grosso poster

arch 2017 rpbw
arch 2017 rpbw

Tuesday 17 October: the Fall 2017 architecture students with Prof. Alfredo Andia visited the Renzo Piano Building Workshop Archives.