unige/DAD coastal design studio - spring 2019

arch 2018 workshop

CONTACT: mrice@fiu.edu

unige/DAD coastal design studio - spring 2018

site
genoa port-city, renzo piano's 'blueprint' to develop connection between expo and fiera, project site in red

The studio included architecture students from University of Genoa Department of Architecture and Design and also Erasmus exchange students from Europe and South America. FIU Landscape students participated during a portion of the studio to develop their own projects for redesigning the public spaces of the whole port area in dialogue with the coastal design studio. The architecture students made urban/architectural proposals along the southern edge of the Molo area. The studio was taught by Unige adjunct professor Matthew Rice.

- develop a 'linear architectonic structure' and a sequence of articulated public spaces to define the city/water's edge of the Molo;

- provide an 'entrance' or introduction to the city for arriving ships and respond/contribute to its identity;

- establish ground floor as public and accessible to formal and informal use/markets;

- respond to Renzo Piano's 'Blueprint' and the new water course connecting the Expo (main public area of port) with the Fiera (for international trade shows);

- address a predicted sea level rise of 20-80 cm by 2100.

 

spatial stratification of an urban edge

student photos
Nicolas Ronchetti - Architectuur, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Robin Winter - Architektur, Technische Universität, Darmstadt, Deutschland
Taylor Price - Landscape, FIU
ronchetti winter project
terracing in cinque terre
ronchetti winter project
genoa, stratified city
ronchetti winter project
franco albini tursi extension
ronchetti winter project
norman foster cruise terminal
ronchetti winter project
ronchetti winter project
subtracted 'void': courtyard
ronchetti winter project
inserted 'solid': interior of theatre
ronchetti winter project
ronchetti winter project
transverse section
ronchetti winter project
schematic architectonic elements
ronchetti winter project
program diagram

a new 'ripa/sottoripa': vertical portico with a superscale genoese facade

student photos
Camila Galvan - Arquitectura, Universidad de Buenos Aires FADU
Beatrice Pastorino - Architettura, DAD UNIGE
Giorgia Vecchi - Architettura, DAD UNIGE
Brenton Mixon - Landscape, FIU
galvan pastorino vecchi project
terrazzi di marmo, genoa
galvan pastorino vecchi project
ripa maris, genoa
galvan pastorino vecchi project
pompidou center, piano
galvan pastorino vecchi project
cartier foundation, nouvel
galvan pastorino vecchi project
view entering the port
galvan pastorino vecchi project
public space along port edge, with vertical portico
galvan pastorino vecchi project
south or sea-side
galvan pastorino vecchi project

framing public space at an industrial scale

student photos
Caterina Ippolito - Architettura, DAD UNIGE
Emilia Migali - Arquitectura, Universidad de Buenos Aires FADU
Michael Bradley - Landscape, FIU
ippolito gennevee project
port-city, genoa
ippolito gennevee project
hsg, sou fujimoto
ippolito gennevee project
pompidou center, piano
ippolito gennevee project
container architecture
ippolito migali project
view entering the port
ippolito migali project
ippolito migali project
longitudinal section
ippolito migali project

monumentality, memory and contemporaneity

student photos
Lucie Gennevee
Maricielo Salinas - Arquitectura, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
Olivia Bussey - Landscape, FIU
gennevee salinas project
ship under construction, genoa
gennevee salinas project
cck, buenos aires (image inverted)
gennevee salinas project
museum of roman art, moneo
gennevee salinas project
chandigarh, le corbusier
gennevee salinas project
gennevee salinas project
gennevee salinas project
transverse section
gennevee salinas project
view entering the port
gennevee salinas project
public space along port edge
gennevee salinas project

unige & erasmus students visit miami - may 2018

wall of wind
University of Genoa and Erasmus architecture students at the FIU Wall of Wind testing facility. l-r:Matthew Rice (FIU-Genoa), Klement Faust (Erasmus-France), Robin Winter (Erasmus-Germany), Nicholas Ronchetti (Erasmus-Belgium), Beatrice Pastorino (Unige), Giorgia Vecchi (Unige), Caterina Ippolito (Unige)

Architecture students from University of Genoa Unige) and Erasmus students from Belgium, France and Germany came to FIU and Miami to learn about research and design responses to extreme events and climate change. Visits were made to the Sea Level Solutions Center at MBUS, the Extreme Events Institute and its Wall of Wind testing facility, the FIU School of Architecture and numerous buildings and design offices in Miami.

unige albion hotel 2005
2005: First group of Unige students to visit FIU & Miami, courtyard of Albion Hotel, Lincoln Road
unige albion hotel
2018: Unige & Erasmus students in courtyard of Albion Hotel, Lincoln Road

fiu school of architecture

jason chandler
Jason Chandler with students at the solar decathlon house (2011), school of architecture in background

Architecture Department Chair Jason Chandler gave the students a tour of the school of architecture facilities, presented the student works on display in the gallery, and explained his own professional work, with an emphasis on the particular urban and building code challenges, including climate and extreme weather, of practice in Miami.

Miami Beach Urban Studios, sea level solutions center and Lincoln Road

sea level solutions troxler
Sea Level Solutions Center director Tiffany Troxler with students
sea level solutions troxler

 

The students visited the Miami Beach Urban Studios where Tiffany Troxler, Director of the Sea Level Solutions Center, made a presentation on urban resilience as a response to climate change and sea level rise.

fiu extreme events research center and 'wall of wind' testing facility

wall of wind
Walter Conklin (l) explaining wind tunnel, Carolyn Robertson (r)
wall of wind
 

The students visited the FIU Wall of Wind research facility, capable of generating a Force 5 wind, and Laboratory Manager Walter Conklin explained its design and operation. Carolyn Robertson, Associate Director of Research Administration at the Extreme Events Research Center, discussed the types of research undertaken by the center, an FIU Preeminent Program, which encompasses the International Hurricane Research Center and the Disaster Resilience and Climate in the Americas program.

design office: touzet studio

touzet studio
Architect and vice president Giselle Coujil (l) watching as architect explains 3d modeling/rendering approaches.
touzet studio
Architect and principal Jacqueline Gonzalez

Visit to design office Touzet Studio, where Jacqueline Gonzalez and Giselle Coujil explained the office's approach to design, including the balance between responding to place specificity and client needs. They showed the many models and prototypes made to develop innovative skin and panel elements that filter light and reduce heat gain, and the special conditions of anchoring for high wind conditions.

design office: shulman & associates

allan shulman
Architect and principal Allan Shulman explaining office design approach and projects.
rebecca stanier-shulman
Rebecca Stanier-Shulman

Visit to design office Shulman & Associates, where Allan Shulman explained the urban approach the office takes to their architectural work on Miami Beach, building up the layers of the city as a response to its existing and changing fabric, and the special conditions of sea level rise and flooding.

experiencing miami

allan shulman
At Wynwood Walls, an urban riqualification project that began with artists painting the walls of derelict buildings to generate urban life.