This is a third-year design studio course for architecture majors (V of X for Masters). This course will teach students how to think and innovate as well as create designs by working conceptually and strategically across the boundaries of traditional design disciplines. This course will operate on the premise that public spaces are important to the livability of a city. There will be an emphasis on context, urbanity, urban fabric and public space of Florence (and other cities in Italy) while focusing on two main design goals: integrating in context and evaluating ways structural and mechanical systems inform spatial strategies. Design projects will therefore explore style as well as the fundamental aspects of space, urbanism and meanings, searching for a way to combine these aspects inside shapes.
This course runs through SRISA's partners at ISI.