This is a third-year design studio course for architecture majors (VI 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 external partners at ISI. SRISA students may take up to 1 course through an external partner.
SRISA studio courses will have personal and course materials to be purchased in Florence. Unless otherwise specified there is no need to bring consumable supplies with you. On the first day of class your professor will inform you of materials needed and where to get them in Florence.