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RWU & UMD Architects

  During the last weekend of March 2017, the ISI Florence Architecture 416 Studio class had the unique opportunity to travel to Berlin, Germany. Over the course of four days, students were given an informative insight into the rich history of the city’s architecture. The ARCH 416 course is comprised of junior, senior, and graduate

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Structures of Palazzo Vecchio

  Palazzo Vecchio is a timeless landmark in the Florentine skyline. Its medieval bell tower effortlessly climbs atop the city’s terracotta roofs, meeting the Duomo’s gaze. It is no coincidence that this building is chalk full of history. The palace encompasses several ornate rooms, and at the heart of these rooms is the great hall.

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My Day as a Teaching Assistant

“I really enjoy the position, especially because it gives me a more personal look into Florence (that I would otherwise be unable to see ). I have definitely been challenged in the way that I understand this language, because teaching my mother tongue while also using my Italian skills has been a big learning process. This

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Natural vs Artificial

On the occasion of the annual workshop joining RWU and  UMD  architecture students at ISI Florence and their peers from the Università di Firenze, ISI Florence Professor Carlo Achilli lectured on the importance of finding a balance between natural and man made edges when working on sites that border on nature. The main project discussed in

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Looking Forward

Palazzo Rucellai May 5 – 7, 2017 Italian Madrigals Master Class With Maestro Gian Luca Lastraioli  

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ISI Florence’s Tuscan Friends

As early as 2010, ISI Florence started collaborating with Accademia di Groppoli, a tiny yet most active and much appreciated academy on the outskirts of Pistoia. Seven years ago, the partnership between our Institute and the Accademia made it possible to publish a critical edition of the earliest history of Pistoia (written in Latin by

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YALE Alumni @Rucellai

On Thursday, March 16, 2017, a diverse group of Yale alumni traveling through Tuscany, Umbria, and Rome visited Palazzo Rucellai in the late afternoon. On Yale Masters’ Tour of Italy, led by Prof. Harvey Goldblatt, the group was looking forward to seeing one of the first Renaissance palaces designed by Leon Battista Alberti. They were

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Shaping Urban Spaces

  Professors Carlo Achilli and Daniela Sinicropi, in collaboration with the University of Florence’s Professor Paolo Di Nardo, are proud to present the workshop “The Shaping of Urban Spaces – a Piazza on the Arno.” ISI Florence students are working side by side with their Italian peers in the design of a community space, which

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