ARCH 470 – Firenze: Urban Form

  • Discipline(s): Architecture & Historic Preservation

  • Credits: 3

  • Available: summer session one 2024

  • Instructor: Franco Pisani, M.Arch., Licensed Architect

  • Taught in: English

*This course is exclusive to the F6 Summer Architecture Program – Elective Track

The course will focus on Florence as a modern living city and help the students to understand the context of the city beyond the monuments and explore ways to recognize the hidden architectural lines of the city focusing on the invisible links and relations between things. Using Florence and its urban architectural history as a case study, we will explore the various meanings of context: urban context, landscape and geography, social and human environment, historical processes and stratified layers.

The goal of the course is to teach students a method to understand, analyze and evaluate a city/site and its context and employ strategies and tools that will be useful and applicable in architectural design and urban development in their architectural work.
Students will achieve an increased understanding of the city, recognizing its elements, stratified layers, behaviors, dimensions and figures.

Course descriptions may be subject to occasional minor modifications at the discretion of the instructor.

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