SIENA10 | FIRENZE ITINERARIO | TUES 10 AUG 10

8 08 2010

we go separately to FIRENZE tuesday morning to meet together at 9,30h in front of S Maria Novella, the church, not the train station. please download + print (if you can) the following intinerary + map.  please get yourselves to the 8,00h bus from siena arriving at 09,15h in firenze in time to have a coffee + check out the the great Stazione S Maria Novella.

we’re meeting a friend. you know the hat …





S10 ROMA ITINERARIO 5 | THU 15 JUL 10

14 07 2010

itinerario 5 focuses on the terme di caracalla, but includes passing by circo massimo + palatino, FAO (world food organization, formerly ministero per l’Africa-Italiana) by ridolfi + cafiero, 1938.

at terme di caracalla (baths of caracalla)

  • document: the arch + the order of construction
  • water color: lessons in transparency + transcendence with peter lang

we will then take a walk  through san saba, another garden city example from the early 20th c, past streets named for artists + architects. (can you believe it?)

as always in rome, earlier layers appear. in a memorable example, we will pass a section of the servian wall.

we will pause at the piazza dei cavalieri di malta, santa maria del priorato, one of GB Piranesi’s few built works, c1760, for a few words about the graphical in architecture + games of composition + appropriation, before concluding the morning’s itinerario at Santa Sabina.  note that park just beyond santa sabina offers a spectacular panorama of rome.

on the way back to garbatella, be sure to visit the palazzo delle poste, Piazza Piramide, Av Avellino, A Libera, 1933. for more information + details, ask ian.

we will reconvene at 21,00h at via Valeriano 3F (Metro B San Paolo-Garbatella) for  Città dell’Utopia for dinner + a movie.  please check SMdP workshop appointments for details!





ROMA10 | Santa Maria della Pietà 13-16 JUL 10

14 07 2010

ragazzi! click SMdP workshop appointments + related maps for this week. please note our meeting point at 17,30h WEDNESDAY at the tramway Lazali at stazione termini.  it’s important to be on time because we will take the tram as a group to begin our walking/talking!





S10 ROMA ITINERARIO 4 | WED 14 JUL 10

12 07 2010

liberté  fraternité egalité!

itinerario 4 includes our missed sites from itinerari 1 + 2 starting at san carlo alle quatre fontane for the continuation of the diagram/parti sketching exercise begun at san andrea al quirinale on monday.

we will then return to santa maria della pace to see the chiesa (hopefully) and the bramante chiostre/cloister (definitely).

interario 4 mainly focuses on zaha hadid’s recently completely MAXXI, which we will visit around noon to see the building + several exhibitions on architecture, including luigi moretti: from rationalism to informalism + SPAZIO / italian geographies: a journey through contemporary architecture, among others.

at 17.30h we will meet at stazione termini for pietro vereni’s lecture/walk global + local rome: a walk along boundaries, to be followed by a studio dinner.





S10 ROMA ITINERARIO 3 | TUES 13 JUL 10

12 07 2010

villa farnese caprarola

we will travel outside of rome on tuesday to avoid the heat,  first to caprarola where the farnese fled to avoid the sack of rome in 1527, to see the remarkable villa farnese by vignola, a villa in the pentagon form of a fortress.  there is also the casina, a sweet pleasure pavilion up the hill (where you can see the 2003 siena studio waving from the parterre, above).

from caprarola, we will continue on to bagnaia for lunch and the villa lante, equally a pleasure garden but with a more serious conceptual + philosophical – not to mention political – intent.

villa lante bagnaia

we will end the day with a shopping excursion to a very modern-day retail villa, the da vinci mega mall, before returning to rome in time to reach the villa massimo for the the introductory lecture on the Santa Maria della Pietà workshop.





ROMA10 ITINERARI 1+2 | MON 12 JUL 10

11 07 2010

please download + print (if you can) S10 ROMA ITINERARI 1+2 baroque  I + II.  we leave the hotel promptly at 08,30h monday 12 july 10.





S10 ROMA SCHEDULE | 11 JUL 10 UPDATED

11 07 2010

here is the updated schedule for ROME, click to download S10 SCHEDULE ROMA 11 JUL 10.  see you bright + early at 8,30h, fed washed + ready to roll…