3 week studytrip
Bergen School of Architecture, Norway
study trip through the heritage of Palladio and his
contemporaries, Italian urban spaces and general
landmarks of the architectural history
24th of September-15th of October
the Veneto Region, with
Verona, Vicenza and Venice
Palermo generally and the site in La Kalsa,
Naples, Capri and the
flexible and traditional urban structures,
arena typologies and structures, showing and using
historical legacy, Scarpa poetry, practicing quick tasks
verona was the port of call when starting on our epic 3 weeks in italy. generally, a somewhat small northern
italian city -still had its gems to show.
we experienced the castelvecchio and banco popolare pieces by carlo scarpa, the verona arena and the
classical roman heritage in the city with the piazza erbe and its cardo and decumanus crossing here.
all the time we sketched and photographed like crazy, and these are the keywords of what we experienced and
vicenza was the playground of legendary architect and author andrea palladio.
it is evident that this small city has many testaments to the tradition that we call palladianism and the
renaissance of roman principles on architecture used on private residences.
we experienced how palladio connected 3 different houses with a central courtyard and a throughgoing
colonnade. but the architecture of palladio was also studied at the palazzo chiericati, the excellent basilica
palladiana, the next-door loggia, some other villas in other contexts and the major teatro olimpico (fulfilled by
Roman principles in Palladio architecture,
the origin of indoor theatre, structural economy,
play-of-light, old-and-new in a Renaissance setting
in venice we did radically opposite things. we studied the classic buildings connected to the piazza san marco
and the seaside at grand canal. buildings we looked into and at were the palazzo ducale, the church of san
marco and the exterior of the carlo scarpa museum. we also visited the important biennale of architecture, this
year curated by kazuyo sejima.
out-of-scale dicussion on toyo ito and “starchitects”,
urban principles, flooding and tourism, studio mumbai
and artisan aesthetics, venice history, venice traditional
private-public in the narrow streets in historic
quarters, fresh smell of clean sheets in streets,
vertical communication on facades, practicing
qith quick tasks
in naples, the pizza city - we dived into the traditional density of naples in the historic
core. this core is characterized with long narrow streets with a high degree of multiuse
and public use. but these are also enriched by small piazzas that break up the linear struc-
in naples we also further used the principles for designing introduced in the quick-tasks
we did in verona.
capri-blue, pathways and the landscape, lizards,
car-free society, house as a interpretation of
landscape, italian vernacular architecture
at the island of capri, we all got a sunburn. and we also walked quite a lot on the nice
pathways on the eastern side of the island, connecting the very beautiful villa malaparte
and the rests of an old roman villa. we did several sketches and quick tasks on the nature
of the path construction and the villa malaparte.
advanced urbanism, frescoes, daylight, atriums,
commercial zones within urban villas, urban
in the legendary and very important destination pompeii we experienced how urbanism
have a very long history in the mediterrean region. the urban residences did not only have
commercial features towards the street, but also contained zones for agriculture and
arab-european style mix, Roman
structures, urban planning,
Ballaro and Vucciria markets,
theatre culture, WW2destructions
after 2 weeks and some days we arrived in palermo, our
final destination. we had acquired lots of tools and knowledge
throughout the other destinations and now we were about to get
to know a new city and also decide on 2 sites for doing a project
urban traditions and conventions,
icons of architecture, relaxing,
proportions and elegance
i decided to take a personal detour to rome. it is nicknamed the
eternal city and probably has the status of a pilgrim destination
among architects. i wanted to focus on the urbanism canons
in rome, so i went to campidoglio, spanish steps and st peters
square - but also piazza navona and campo fiore.
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