FALL 2018: Architecture of the city

studies of an architectural subject (october)

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.

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Paula Castel, Ponte Monumentale
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Ernesto Medina, Palazzo Ducale
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Sophia Cabral, Galleria Mazzini, Via Roma
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Daniela Perez, Mercato Orientale
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Ana Duque, Galata Museo del Mare
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Alejandra Becerra, Chiesa di S. Maria Assunta in Carignano
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Adriana Garcia, Piazza di San Lorenzo
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Alexa Molko, Museo del Tesoro della Cattedrale di San Lorenzo
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Richard Salinas, Chiesa del Gesu'
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Nicolas Paladines, Museo di Sant'Agostino

urban & architectural studies/ early field drawings in Genoa (september)

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Treasury of the Duomo, composite, Alexa Molko

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.

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Genoa - urban spatial network, Sophia Cabral
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Genoa - urban spatial network, Ernesto Medina
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Piazza Dante, Ernesto Medina
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Piazza Dante, Daniela Perez
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Piazza de Ferrari, Richard Salinas
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Ponte Monumentale, Daniela Perez
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Chiesa di Gesu', Sophia Cabral
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Chiesa di Gesu', Alexa Molko
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Chiesa di Gesu', Richard Salinas
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Chiesa di Gesu', Daniela Perez
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Treasury of the Duomo (Franco Albini), Alexa Molko
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Museo di Sant'Agostino, Daniela Perez
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Palazzo Ducale, courtyard, Ernesto Medina
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Palazzo Ducale, courtyard, Alexa Molko
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Chiesa di S Maria Assunta in Carignano, Daniela Perez
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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