architecture in genoa FALL 2018

venice / veneto / verona architecture tour

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Studying the facade of Scarpa's Banca Popolare in Verona, after a tour of the interior.
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At the Brion Cemetery
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17 - 21 September: The Architecture students are in Venice for the first stage of their tour of Northeast Italy, first in Venice, then a tour of the Veneto with a stop in Vicenza, and ending with a day in Verona.

In Venice the students will be studying the works of Palladio, Scarpa and Cino Zucchi, as well as visiting the Biennale. And of course understanding the remarkable and problematic life of Venice as well as its urban structure is an essential and enjoyable experience.

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Students studying entrance sequence in Scarpa's Querini Stampalia Foundation.
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Silvana Herrera with the students in Scarpa's Olivetti Showroom.

in genoa....

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Wednesday 12 Sept: Students drawing in the Museo di Sant'Agostino by Franco Albini
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Matthew Rice discussing the suspended ceiling with fragments of WWII damaged frescoes
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The group with Genoa and its ports in the background to the left, and Forte Fratello Minore (Little Brother') on the right.

Sunday 9 Sept: The architecture students hike the hills of the Parco Urbano delle Mura e dei Fortito see the walls and forts that once protected Genoa, giving a good understanding of Genoa's relationship to the sea and the landscape of its interior, as well as the industrial development of the valleys. It was also a great day to be out of the city on a trail under a beautiful sky....

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On the trail, with Forte Diamante in background.

 

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Above, students drawing in Piazza de Ferrari; below, drawing of Piazza Dante by Daniela Perez bottom left, axonometric of chapel in Church of SS. Ambrogio and Andrea (Gesu') by Alexa Molka bottom right.

The architecture students study urban spatial networks and interior spatial relationships through drawing. Top photos: left: Silvana Herrera with Alejandra, Ana and Ernesto; center: Richard and Nicholas; right: Adriana.

modern / contemporary architecture tour

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Afternoon at the spa in Vals by Peter Zumthor

The Fall 2018 Architecture in Genoa group is on the road to study cutting-edge contemporary architecture and classic modern works, as well as major examples of large scale urban transformation, in France, Switzerland and Germany, under the direction of Prof. Silvana Herrera.

Friday 31: August: Vals and baths project by Peter Zumthor.

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At Notre-Dame du Haut at Ronchamp, by Le Corbusier.

Wednesday 29 August: Morning at Ronchamp, afternoon at the Vitra Design Museum.

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Nicholas drawing.
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Sophia inside.
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Students discussing their drawings with Silvana Herrera.

Tuesday 28 August: The FIU architecture students go to Lausanne, Switzerland to see the Rolex Learning Center (SANAA), which is the heart of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

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Convent of La Tourette
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Dinner in the refectory.

Monday 27 August: the students spend Monday afternoon and the night at the convent of La Tourette by Le Corbusier.

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The group in front of Euronews building by Jakob + MacFarlane.

Sunday 26 August: Lyon, France and the Confluence urban requalification area.

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TGV station Lyon Saint- Exupéry by Santiago Calatrava, Lyon, France.
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... and the students draw to analyze and understand what they study. Lyon, France.