Archive for the ‘Italian Design Research Individual Presentation’ Category

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This week of Italian design research topic is about the Local place: Piazza San Firenze.

This presentation mainly explores the building facades around the piazza, which forms a richness of
history and building topology.

The square has an elongated almond-shaped and on the east side is dominated by the facade of the complex
of St Florence with the church of San Filippo Blacks , a monumental Baroque monastery that housed the
Philippine fathers , with a beautiful facade of the 1667 designed by Pier Francesco Silvani , and ended
only in 1772 . Today it houses the Court and the courts.Opposite is the Palazzo Gondi , a fine example of residential architecture in Florence in the fifteenth century, designed by Giuliano da San Gallo and expanded in the nineteenth century.In ancient times it faced two churches on the square: the church of St. Apollinaris , perhaps actually
founded in the sixth century by Byzantine and destroyed in the seventeenth century, and the
aforementioned San Fiorenzo, the first was just below the present chapel of St. Philip blacks, while the
other was on the opposite side and was destroyed to make the square post.On the south-west rises the back corner of the Palazzo Vecchio , in front of the palace Columbia Parliament , former hotel at the time of Florence, the capital, home to members of the Italian Parliament who met in the Palazzo Vecchio .In Piazza San Firenze is the Consulate of Peru.

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This week of Italian design research topic is about the Architect: Giovanni Michelucci.
Giovanni Michelucci (January 2, 1891 – December 31, 1990) was an Italian architect , urban planner and
engraver . He was one of the major Italian architects of the 20th century, known for notable projects
Such as the Florence Santa Maria Novella railway station and the St. John the Baptist church on the
Autostrada del Sole. I am focused on discuss the two main features of his architecture contribution to
the world, they are shown in the slides.

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Watch videos of some of Giovanni Michelucci’s work here

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This week of Italian design research topic is about the city: Rome.
I am focused on exploring the significant contribution of the Pope Sixtus V in order to form the rome
city.Briefly speaking, the concept of Pope Sixtus V’s urban design strategy is “point in space”, which is a
space formed by the monument at certain point of the city to form the circulation between them and
surrounding itself.Hence the basic urban feature of Rome is formed.

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This week of Italian design research topic is about the building: Santa Maria della Salute.
The significant feature of this building I am focused on is the site selection process on a urban scale, rather than the building itself.Briefly speaking, there are possible 8 sites for the building at the beginning, but only the best was chosen for this magnificent building, the reason behind it will shown in the presentation.

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