6 09 2010

this is a FINAL warning + heads up:  too many of you are missing too much work on your individual blogs.  as you know, your grades are based on your weblog postings; no post = F.  the door is closing fast…


4 09 2010

ragazzi! a word of caution: please check your work!  among a lot of very good work, there are many examples of:

  • broken links;
  • images that are too small to make out (that is, they do not enlarge when clicked on);
  • missing titles, wrong titles and/or missing group member names.

we are doing our best to help organize + edit, but please do your part as well.  and don’t get us started on spelling. please be aware that grading by the faculty has started and that it is strictly web-based; if work is missing or late, it risks not be graded by some or all of the faculty.  note, too, that the siena2010 weblog will be closed to further posting and editing at NOON TUE 07 SEP 10.

Newark10. + 5 Analytique(s): NEWARK/ NYC

27 08 2010


Soldiers and Sailors Memorial, NYC

Museum of the City of New York, NYC

Newark Synagogue, Newark, NJ

Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

Harrison Town Center, Harrison, NJ

Montepulciano: Chiesa di San Biagio

27 08 2010


Rome10. Terme di Caracalla [first watercolor]

27 08 2010


Rome10. Chiesa di Santa Maria del Popolo

27 08 2010



25 08 2010


  • for group projects, posting here is REQUIRED. you may use a LINK to an individual blogs, but the information below must appear here on the main weblog.

GROUP NAME: facultyfaculty for example
GROUP PROJECT: sienastudio 2010 for example
GROUP MEMBERS: dart kopec lang romito/fiocca sollohub speranza

  • for individual assignments, sketches, etc posting here is OPTIONAL. you may use a LINK to your individual blogs, but the information below must appear here on the main weblog.

NAME: dart for example
PROJECT: posting guidelines for example
ASSIGNMENT: newark precedent 1 for example

the information listed above must be at the top of every post. you may redesign or reformat but the information must be clear to those who will be evaluating your work … you may also include a small signature image or motto above the group name.
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24 08 2010

FOLIOWEBLOG click for a list of assignment + content requirements

Whoever knows how to design a park well will have no difficulty in tracing the plan for the building of a city according to its given area and situation. There must be squares, crossroads, and streets. There must be regularity and fantasy, relationships and oppositions, and casual unexpected elements that vary the scene; great order in the details, confusion, uproar, and tumult in the whole. M.A. Laugier  Observations sur l’Architecture 1765.

Notations on architecture and the city have historically been rendered legible through publications and manifestoes. From Vitruvius to Le Corbusier to the present day architects have presented their impressions and design intentions in clear graphic and textual narratives. These works can provide models for a graphic-based rhetorical language. The architectural treatise constitutes a comprehensive means of communicating all aspects of architectural design, from precedent to projection, addressing the varying dimensions of the discipline. A tectonic appreciation of the city begins with creating a graphic-based methodology for reading and communicating architecture.

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Siena10. POP UP Piazza S Maria Selva!

16 08 2010


Siena10. Porta San Marco

13 08 2010


SIENA10 | Fonti di Pescaia. [Territory]

5 08 2010


Please click here for FINAL PRESENTATION

Initial Documentation:

Site Plan:

1226: Fish Supply to Siena

La Fonti di Pescaia:

Impression Board:

Figure Ground:

Three urban fabric typologies [medieval, 19C, early 20C]:


Street Map:

Related Geometry:


Through the Contradas:

Sectional cuts:

1 [roof garden]

2. [recreational park]

3 [community garden]

Spaces/ Uses:

Elevation Changes:

Micro/Macro Topography:

Procession to Time:


27 07 2010


Control & Freedom:  From a View

The environment in which one inhabits plays a role in the manipulation and transformation of the mind.  society as a whole & general, dictates rights and wrongs, blacks and whites, & placement.  Those external forces drive labels on individuals, not ‘meant’ for ‘society’.  In our journey to create the emotion and context of these two forces, the city & former asylum, we have relied on past experiences of peoples images and words at the duration of the functioning asylum as well as the city, outside the gates & fused them with our own experiences in our duration.  Essential and outlined for ones life is the tools given, symbolic as spoon, fork and knife, as in some societies such as the asylum, not all the tools as handed out. We have come to discover and provoke a continuing question[s] of “What is a ‘society’?”.  Who makes these regulations, holds the keys, and determines acceptance and/or barriers. Read the rest of this entry »