Each student chose a specific architectural work in Genoa to study closely at a variety of scales (urban, architectural, architectonic) and to represent through a variety of means (urban diagram, orthographic, axonometric, 'view'/perspective) in six A4 sheets. Here is presented one example from each set.
In this course we study the 'architecture of the city': urban networks and spaces, buildings and interiors, to draw out schematic spatial structures and relationships at a range of scales and through a variety of means and degrees of abstraction to better understand the built environment, and in order to develop design vocabulary and strategies.
Drawing is the main medium of exploration: the quick schematic field drawing to closely observe and record, the studied or developed drawing to explore more deeply a particular aspect or condition, and the design drawing to present an architectural approach or schemein its most essential form.
All of the work of this class is conducted in the rich urban context of the city of Genoa.