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.
Sunday 9 Sept: The architecture students hike the hills of theto 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....
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.
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.
Wednesday 29 August: Morning at Ronchamp, afternoon at the Vitra Design Museum.
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).
Monday 27 August: the students spend Monday afternoon and the night at the convent of La Tourette by Le Corbusier.
Sunday 26 August: Lyon, France and the Confluence urban requalification area.