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GEN OVA

Da ni e l C e n t e r f or Bu ildin g R esear ch and Urban St udi es

Fall 2015



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I. Corhort 2 II. Genoa•City•Port 8 III. Field Studies 40

Table of Contents



T HE TEA M

Interdisciplinary•Vertical•International L eft to r ight, top to bottom: Cri sti na L agomarsi no • Arch. L uc a R oc c o, Pr ofe s s or • L uc i a R uggi e r o • Arch. Saveri o Fera, Prof essor • L andon Mc Mur r ay • Vanl i m Ma • L i nd sey Watson • Mi nyan “Spar k ” L i • Tayl or S i gl e r • L e nzi Wai t s • Court ney C ol l i ns • Savannah Fr i c k • S ar a R om an • A nna N guye n • Jon L everett • Thackston Crandal l • S i l vi a S i b ol di C ar r ol l , D i r e c t or • Dr. George J. Schaf er, Prof esso r -i n-r e s i de nc e • A r c h. Gi udi t a Pol e t t i , Prof essor

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1 Anna Nguyen

Graduate Architecture

After 18 years of school I thought I would be done with it, but I loved it so much I decided to do another 3 years to receive my masters degree. I’m almost done with my final year of graduate school at Clemson University. I’m Anna and I’m currently working towards my Master’s in Architecture and I will be graduating this semester on May 2016. I graduated from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts in May 2012. My concentration was in drawing and design and I minored in art history and civil engineering technology. Before moving to South Carolina, I was originally from Warsaw, Virginia. It’s a small town that between the Rappahannock and Potomac River and most people have never heard of it, but it’s home. The semester gave us the opportunities to travel to lesser-known cities in Italy that we normally would not visit, along with some other famous ones. I will always have fond memories with my classmates and our time spent power walking all over Italy.

2 Courtney Collins

Undergraduate Landscape Architecture

I’m Courtney Collins and I’m a 4th year landscape architecture student at Clemson. This semester is the first time I have traveled outside of the States, so everything in Europe is a new way of life to me. Living abroad for over three months and taking the field studies course has opened my eyes to a lot. I have learned to live life at a different pace and to not take certain things for granted in the States. The semester abroad was such a great way to experience many different cities within a few months. I will never forget the cities and experience that I had with 12 other people as we trekked around Italy.

3 Jon Leverett

Undergraduate Architecture

My name is Jon Leverett. I’m a senior in the undergraduate Architecture program and will be graduating May 2016. I’ve always been interested in many areas of design. The areas that most interest me are automobiles, architecture, and graphics. Before I came to Clemson University, I was pursuing business at Covenant College outside Chattanooga, Tennessee. I quickly learned that I had a mind that tended more towards design than business. I grew up always being able to visualize things in my head, though those “things” were always cars when I was a child, and I grew up learning how to work on and renovate houses. This trip opened my eyes to the immense diversity around us. I learned a lot about the differences people have and of course architecture. Through all the differences I was actually inspired to be proud of being American. The Italians have such pride in their country and it shows very visibly through their architecture, countryside, and cars. We aren’t wrong for the way we do things back home, but I rarely see as much pride and time put into the things that affect people everyday, as buildings and cars do. I want to return home with fervor for the nation I call home and I want to build things for Americans that can instill pride and stand for centuries to come. I’ll always remember this experience and hope that I’ll never forget what the Italians taught me.


4 Landon McMurray

Undergraduate Architecture

It has been quite the journey, but I have finally come to my senior year. It is bittersweet: I desperately want to be done with all this schoolwork, but I am not necessarily ready to be a real adult (am I allowed to admit that?). I can look back on the past three years and say that they have been amazing, despite all of the all-nighters I pulled. Architecture has really been a great fit for me, though that is not to say that I did not wish at times to pick a different major. This opportunity to study here in Italy has been the climax of my architecture experience at Clemson, and I have really enjoyed it. One of my favorite parts has been our travel throughout Italy. Fairly frequently I have thought, “If only our time here in Italy was just one big, long field studies trip,” but then I remind myself how exhausted I am afterwards and decide that would not be great. One of the things I will always remember about our travels is how much better the buildings we were visiting looked in person as opposed to the black and white pictures we usually saw in class. I will forever have an appreciation of Palladio because of field studies, for this reason.

5 Lenzi Waits

Undergraduate Architecture

6 Lindsey Watson

Graduate Architecture

If there is one place in the world ideal for the study of architecture, that place is Italy. I’ve spent the past semester in Genoa and beyond, soaking in sites I’ve been dreaming about my whole life. My name is Lindsey, and I’m a third-year graduate architecture student six months away from graduation. I grew up one of 700 residents in Scio, Ohio and then headed to Columbus, where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Ohio State. An interest in the way people interact with and are affected by their surroundings led me to pursue a Master of Architecture degree at Clemson. The opportunity to study abroad as a graduate student has allowed me to grow in many ways that I wasn’t expecting. Much of this growth is due to the vast amount of travel I’ve experienced both independently and through the courses. The places I’ve visited have taught me a great deal about European life and its history, and have also given me a clearer idea about my interests, both architectural and otherwise. The names crossed off the “Places I Want to Go” list have been replaced by countless more and have inspired me to always keep exploring.

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7 Minyan “Spark” Li Graduate Architecture

“The more you see, the more you know.“ What I have expereienced here is a wonderful relfection and meditation process of self & architecture.

8 Sara Roman

Undergraduate Architecture

9 Savannah Frick

Undergraduate Architecture

My name is Savannah Frick and I am a fourth year undergraduate student in the Clemson Architecture Program. I will be graduating in May of 2016 and taking a year or so off before I attend Graduate School. I enjoy playing every sport possible in my free time. It is a great stress reliever to forget about things and just play. I can’t begin to describe what studying abroad has done for me. Being able to do this has really opened my eyes and has me nervous and yet excited for what the future holds. Studying abroad has shaped me in ways I didn’t know were possible. I know who I am now. I am not 100 percent sure I know what I want to do with my future, but at least I know who I am and what I can do for this world. I want to thank everyone that has been involved in this experience and for making it something I will never forget.


10 Taylor Sigler

Undergraduate Architecture

My name is Taylor Sigler. I’m a fourth year undergraduate architecture student at Clemson and will be graduating this spring. I had the opportunity to study in Genova my Junior year, but I’m so glad I held off and waited to come this semester. We were a relatively small group of 12, and through our travels together formed some really close friendships. Traveling, for me, has by far been my favorite part of this adventure. In the sixteen weeks I’ve been in Genova I’ve seen over twenty-five new cities, some of which have been on my bucket list for years, and some I’d never heard of before this trip. Some days were totally exhausting, but every moment of power walking and every stair climbed was worth it. Seeing new places and experiencing different cultures has broadened my horizons and given me a better understanding of the world around me, and of myself. I love travel, but doing it on my own has always been intimidating to me. My time abroad has given me way more confidence in myself, though, and I’m already anxious to see somewhere new. One thing I’ve realized over the past few weeks is how little of my own country I’ve seen, and how much is out there to see. I’m not sure where my future travels will take me, but you can bet I won’t sit still for long! If your Nerve, deny you -Go above your Nerve -Emily Dickinson

11 Thackston Crandall

Undergraduate Landscape Architecture

My name is Thackston Crandall, and I am a senior landscape architecture student at Clemson University. I am originally from South Carolina but have had the opportunity to live in various places across the United States. The experience of living in such diverse locations greatly impacted me and led me to study landscape architecture. I was really excited to have the opportunity to spend a semester in Genoa. Ever since deciding to study at Clemson, I had heard so many great things from students and alumni about the program. Needless to say my experience far surpassed my expectations! My experience abroad would not have been the same without the travel. We had the opportunity to visit numerous cities and locations that one might otherwise not experience. This semester required some adaptation to a new way of learning. Sketching and photography became my class “notes” which served as a mix-media recording of my experience. Needless to say the semester abroad wasn’t easy, it was tiring and sensory overload, but with all that said it was worth every yawn, late night train ride, and stair climbed!

12 Vanlim Ma

Undergraduate Architecture, IIT

My name is Vanlim Ma and I am a fifth year architecture student from Illinois Institute of Technology. I was born in Cambodia, raised in Lowell Massachusetts, and currently is studying in Chicago. It is due to my interest in arts and mathematics that I was convinced on choosing architecture as a career. In the future, I would like to continue my education through an internship, become licensed and open a successful firm. I have always loved traveling, and the semester in Genova is like a dream come true. There are things that I have learned this semester that I would not have gotten from anywhere else such as how to use the transportation, asking for permission in Italian, and most importantly getting around by myself. Now, I find that it is so easy to get from one place to another. While visiting places and monuments during trips, we also learned the history and architectural style of the buildings. This helped me to be able to identify and read architectural language independently. Other than learning, I got to bond and get closer with my studio mates. I will never forget the good and fun times we had.

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THE WORK G e noa • C it y•P or t : T r a ns f o rming La La nt erna

R es ear ch Ques tion: How can d esi gn - urban pl anni ng, arc hi t e c t ure and l ands c ap e - s e r ve t o reconnect the ci t y of Genoa back t o i t s hi s t or i c al s ym b ol , t he l i ght hous e ( L a L anterna)? Pr oject B r ief: Propose an urban d esi gn st rategy f or Ge noa’ s p or t t hat p rovi de s ac c e s s and connecti vi ty bet w een the ci t y an d L a L ant e r na. Prop os e p rogr am m at i c opportuni t es w i t hi n t he urban pl an and de s i gn, i n de t ai l , one i nt e r ve nt i on.

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U R B AN P IE R

C o urtney Co l l i n s • Th a c k s t on C r a nd a ll • M inya n “ S p a rk ” Li Th e ur b a n p ie r aims to stitch th e port w i t h t h e c it y t h r ou g h a r ev ita liz a tion of th e e n t ir e le n gth of th e wa ter ’ s edge i n G e n o v a . T h e p r oposa l impr ov es v ehi cul ar an d p e d e st r ia n in fr astr u ctu r e, imagi nes o ppo r t u n it ie s f or g r een spa ce a long t he w a t e r’ s e d g e , an d iden tifies cr itical si tes for urb a n r e d e velopmen t. N ew struct ures, mi x e d - u se p r o gr a ms an d p u blic spaces w i l l e n liv e n t h e p or t, impr ov e connect i vi ty an d a c c e ss, a n d in teg r ate th e city and th e wa t e r .

MASTER PLAN

KIT OF PARTS

Urban Fabric The positive and negative space created by buildings that have been added to or removed from Genova’s urban fabric condition.

Public Space Open areas within the city that encourage socialization and are accessible by citizens and visitors alike.

Infrastructure Physical and organizational elements required for the city to function.


CONCEPTUAL FRAMEWORK

Defining the Edge

Islands of Isolation

Making a Connection

Currently Genova’s port edge is defined by the many piers that extend out into the water. Historically, the piers have morphed over time to reflect and define the expanding port industry.

The piers serve as an extension of the city into the port. However, these piers are isolated from the rest of Genova and lack connection with the urban fabric.

The function of the urban pier concept is to link the current isolated piers back to the urban fabric of the city. Using a combination of programming, public space and infrastructure, our aim is to create a stronger relationship between the port and the city.

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HISTORICAL INSPIRATIONS

Marble Terraces

Vegetation

Rivers


U R B AN P IE R C ourtney Co l l i n s: UR B A N R E VE R S IO N

U rba n r e v e r s ion is th e city r ev ert i ng back t o a natural state. Th i s p r o p o sa l r estor es u r b a n g r een space back to the port e d g e t h r o u g h a moder n in ter p retati on of an i coni c urban fo rm f r o m G en ov a’ s pa st: th e marbl e terrace. The new m arbl e t e rr a c e p r o p oses a g r een r oof above a mi xed- use bui l di ng co n t a in in g a p u blic lib r a r y , a communi ty cent er and ret ai l / rest a u r a n t spa ces. T h e g r een roof and surroundi ng green s p a c e o n g r a de r ev italiz e a n industri al area and encourage s o c ia l in t e r action .

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CONCEPTUAL DIAGRAM Palazzo Reale

Market

Elevated Promenade

Port Edge

SITE SECTION

SITE PLAN


U R B AN P IE R

Th a cks ton C ran dal l : T R A VE R S IN G T H E U R B A N LANDSC APE Th e sit e f o r t h is p r oject was sele cted because of i ts si m i l ari ty to the L ant e r na i n t h e se n se t h at it h a s a ch allen gi ng secti onal condi ti on that creat es a di s c onne c t be t we e n t h e por t an d u r ba n fabri c of Genoa. The si t e represent s t w o di c hot om i e s , t h e c o m m e r cial por t an d th e i nsti t ut i onal Pal azzo Real e. Through the us e of an e le v a t e d r oof g ar den a n d ped est ri an prom enad e, t he i nst i t ut i on al r e al m i s e x t e n d e d o ut in to th e commerci al port. Thus, Pal azzo Real e become s ac c e s s i b l e fro m t h e p o r t an d Gen oa g a in s an i nsti t ut i onal presence on t he por t .

DESIGN COMPONENTS

Urban Fabric The positive and negative space created by buildings that have been added to or removed from Genova’s urban fabric condition.

Public Space Open areas within the city that encourage socialization and are accessible by citizens and visitors alike.

Infrastructure Physical and organizational elements required for the city to function.

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SITE PLAN


SITE SECTION

U R B AN P IE R M i ny an “ S park ” L i : A N E W U R B A N P IE R

Th e p r o b le m of th e ar ea su r r oundi ng “L a L anterna” i s t he absence o f u r b a n lif e , ma in ly cau sed b y t he surround i ng i nd ust ri al d i st ri ct. Th e e xist in g fa b r ic in th is a r ea l acks d ensi t y and structure, f urther i s o l a t in g it f r om th e city . T h e desi gn concept of urban pi er mai nl y fo c u s o n t h e followin g asp ects: t he i nt rusi on of urban f abri cs and d e n sit ie s in th is la n d of n o “ch aract ers,” and the di rect i onal i t y of t h i s n e w u r b an fab r ic, wh ich wi l l hel p connect t he l i ghthouse to t h e h ist o r ic a l u r b a n fa b r ic of Genova. The new d i st ri ct f eat ures a pu b lic lib r ar y , h ig h -den sity h ousi ng, commerci al bui l d i ngs, and re t ail a n d r e stau r an t sp a ce.

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CO MPLETING THE PIER Lan do n Mc M u rray • S a v a nna h Fr ic k • Va nlim Ma G e n o v a ’ s p o r t is defin ed b y p u blic space an d i n d u st r ia l spa ce. I t is differ ent f rom other s ucce ssf u l p o r t s beca u se th er e is not a d i st i nct s e p a ra t io n b e t w een th e two. T h e publ i c and to u ri s t r e a lm s c oex ists, u n comfor t abl y, w i t h t he i nd us tr ia l r e a lm. Ou r con cep t is to create a barri e r b y c o m pletin g th e p or t edge through t he ad d i t io n o f a n ew mix ed-u se city d i st ri ct. The pri m a r y c o m p on en ts in clu de a n e w urban cent er n e a r t h e ligh t h ou se, a n ew a th leti c d i st ri ct al ong th e p o r t a n d a n ew a q u ap on ic center t erm i nus.

Lanterna Mixed-use District

DIAGRAMS

Project Location

Site Infrastructure

Pedestrian Circulation

Green Space

Program Distribution

MASTER PLAN


Athletic Center

Aquaponic Center

Lanterna Mixed-use District

Athletic Center

Aquaponic Center

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AERIAL VIEW

PROCESS DIAGRAMS


COMPLETING THE PIER Lando n M c M u rray : T H E L A N T E R N A DIS T R ICT Th e L a n t e r n a D istr ict is a master pl an f or a new , hi gh- densi ty u rb a n d ist r ict a t th e ba se of the L anterna. Desi gned t o be a s e l f - c o n t a in e d con clav e in th e urban f abri c of Genova, i ts l a you t wa s inspir ed b y a n d cr eat ed f rom exi st i ng cond i t i ons i n t h e u r b a n f a b r ic ar ou n d th e cit y of Genova and t hroughout I t a ly . W it h t h e r ecla mation of land i n the exi sti ng i nd ust ri al d i s tr ic t a r o u n d th e city ’ s most im portant l and m ark, t hi s d i s tr ic t w ill pr ov ide lar g ely mix - used bui l d i ngs (resi denti al + co m m e r c ia l) in keep in g with Genova’s t rad i t i onal ci tyscape.

SITE PLAN

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SITE PLAN

SECTION


COMPLETING THE PIER S av a nnah F ri c k : N UO VO S T A DIO

Th e c it y o f Gen ov a is la ckin g publ i c green space around i t s port area . I t a lso h as a n eed for ou tdoor recreati onal space and a n e w so c c e r s ta diu m. I h a v e cr eated a new recreat i on park f or the ci t iz e n s t o e njoy on a daily b a si s. The m ai n f eature of m y proj ect i s a p r o p o sa l for a n ew soccer stad i um f or Genova: A pl ace w here t h e t o wn c a n b e en g ag ed in the acti vi ty and a l ocati on that al l ows t h e sta diu m to h a v e r oom to breat he and t he peopl e of G e n o v a t o c on g r eg a te.

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ELEVATION

SECTION


COMPLETING THE PIER Va nl i m M a: A QUA PONIC CE N T E R

G e n o v a la c ks g r een spa ce a n d i s di sconnect ed f rom the w a t e r d u e t o th e por t in du str y . Thi s resul t s i n a cl ear d i vi d e be t we e n t h e city an d th e p or t. Thi s proposal i nj ect s a green i nd u st r y in t o th e p or t distr ict, spurri ng i nnovati on i n the ci ty. Th e p r im a r y str u ctu r e h ou ses a n aquaponi cs center t hat s up p o r t s t h e pr odu ction of v eget ati on and f i sh f arm i ng and act s a s a r e s ear ch in stitu te for t he ci ty. Thi s bui l d i ng acts as a m o m e n t of tr an sition fr om the i ndustri al port t o the ad j a c e n t a t h letics cen ter , an d ai ms to gi ve thi s porti on of an aba n d o n e d p ier to th e city of Genova.

STRUCTURAL DIAGRAM

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ELE VAT ING G ENOA Tay lor Si gl e r • J o n ath a n L e v e re t t • S a r a R om a n • Lenz i Wa it s

G e n o v a ’ s p o r t was or ig in ally elevated, an extensi on of the geography of t he m ount ai n e x t e nd in g t o t h e wa ter ’ s edg e. How ever, t he port w as ul ti m atel y l evel e d t o s up p or t th e b u r ge o n in g in du str y , cr eatin g a secti onal di sconnect w i t h t he ci ty. T he e l e vat e d g ro und b e n e a t h th e La n ter n a r eveal s the ori gi nal ground pl ane cond i t i on. O ur p r op os al i m p l e me n t s a n ew elev a ted g r a de t hat reest abl i shes a connecti on to t he ur b an fab r i c and pro vi d e s o p p o rtu n ities for a n ew cul tural d i st ri ct f or t he ci ty.

DIAGRAMS

Existing Buildings

PRIMARY COMPONENTS 1. Connections Between Districts 2. Mixed-use Cultural Center 3. Cultural District Gathering Space 4. Power Plant Museum

Building Demolition Plan

New Building Typology Diagram


SITE SECTIONS

Section A

Section B

MASTER PLAN

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MONUMENTAL ENTRY

FRAMED PATH

BRIDGE


E LE VAT ING G ENOA Tay l o r Si gl e r: ED GE C O N DIT IO N S A N D T H R E S H OL D MOMENT S

De v e lo p in g a n ew g r a de for thi s area of the port requi res t he desi gn of s e ve r al i m p or t ant t h re sh o ld m omen ts of en tr y in to t he si t e. To create a common l anguage t hr oughout t he s i t e , I h a v e dev eloped a tax on omy of t hreshol d m oments: a monum e nt al e nt r y ( c i vi c e d g e ) , a b r idg e b etween distr i ct s, and a f ramed path. These el em e nt s ar e de r i ve d fr om t h e sa m e v is u a l v ocab u la r y , a nd create a cohesi ve experi ence t hroughout t he s i t e .

SITE PLAN

Monumental Entry

Framed Path

Bridge

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PLAN

SECTION

E LE VAT ING G ENOA J onatha n L e ve re tt: C U L T U R A L DIS T R ICT G A T H E RI NG SPAC E Th e e n t ir e gath er in g sp a ce deri ves i t ’s organi zat i on f rom a t rad it io n a l 1 2 th cen tu r y g ar den as t he l i ghthouse w as bui l t i n 112 8 . V e r y f or ma l ax es ar e for med d i rectl y f rom the l i ghthouse bas e a n d , wh en r ota ted, for m i mport ant ci rcul ati on pat hs and bo u n d a r ie s f or spa ces cr ea ted w i thi n t he geom et ry.

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FLOOR PLANS


E LE VAT ING G ENOA S ara Ro man : POW ER P L A N T M U S E U M

The existing ENEL power plant, which is slated for re-use for a civic function, has the potential to draw people into the cultural district as an important destination for the city. I am exploring the transition space between the edge of the new Lanterna district and this important structure by proposing a threshold building that will serve as a point of entry to the new museum. The primary components of my project consist of a bridge, a void form that contains administrative and support functions for the new museum, a semi-void space that serves as a “winter garden” and organizes circulation throughout the existing and new structures, and a solid museum form.

PROGRAM DIAGRAM

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FLOOR PLANS


E LE VAT ING G ENOA Le nzi Wai t s: M I XED - US E CU L T U R A L CE N T E R

The Sala Chiamata falls directly in The line of sight between the Terminal Traghetti and La Lanterna. Because the building lies within the heart of the residential district and community, its program is used as a community center, allowing access for the residential community, the remaining station for dock workers, and Genoa itself. The building acts as a gateway and destination along a pathway to La Lanterna.

SITE PLAN

LINE OF SIGHT DIAGRAM

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RI B B O NS O F MO VE M E NT Lin ds ey Wa t so n

Lo cat e d o n t h e west side of Gen oa’s hi stori c port, t he L anterna l i es on a vi r t ual l y i nac c e s s i b l e i s l and i n a s e a o f in d u str y . I n or der to r econnect t hi s l and m ark t o i ts ci ty and b e t t e r ut i l i ze t he ar e a ar ound i t , th i s p r o je c t a ims to take a dv an ta ge of the si t e’s sect i onal ci ty- port di v i de b y t ur ni ng i t i nt o a p oi nt of co n ne c t io n b o t h h or iz on tally a n d verti cal l y w i th an el evated, mul ti - l ev e l p ar k . O n t he nor t he r n w i ng, th e up p e r le v e l makes th e Lan ter na vi si bl y and physi cal l y avai l abl e to t he p ub l i c w hi l e for m i ng p at hs o f co n n e c t io n b y r ea ctin g to th e sect i onal bord er. It provi des vehi cul a r and p e de s t r i an ac c e s s p oi nt s be t w e e n t h e e x istin g T er min al T r aghett i , C ol umbus Hotel , Sal a Chi am at a, and t he L ant e r na. Par k i ng and o ff i ce/ se r v ic e s pa ce for th e fer r y term i nal s are al so l ocated und erneat h. Th e e a st e r n win g pr ov ides a n ew f erry te rmi n a l a n d a c cess poin t for in comi ng bo at s in it s se c on d stor y , wh ile th e f i rst f l oor s e rve s a s st o r a g e or office spa ce f or t he i nd us tr ia l p o r t activ ity to th e sou th. Thi s w i ng al s o s e r v e s a s a distin ct b or der bet w een t he i nd us tr ia l a n d pu blic a r ea s of th e port w hi l e ma i n t a in in g a visu a l con n ection betw een t he tw o .

MASTER PLAN


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CO N TA INER PA R K An n a N guy e n

S i nce 1 1 2 8 t h e La n ter n a h as b een an i m portant symbol of G e n o v a , I t a ly . H owev er , it is isola ted f rom the ci ty by a port t hat i s i ncre a sin g ly f ocu sed on g loba l t rad e and cont ai neri zati on. Th e p o r t , a n d by ex ten sion th e sh i ppi ng cont ai ner, i s al so an i m p o rt a n t sy m bol of th e city . T h e l i ght house current l y si ts w i t hi n a s e a o f sh ip p ing con ta in er s. M y proj ect ai ms to establ i sh a mo re p o sit iv e , sy mbiotic r ela tion s hi p bet w een Genova’s t w o s ymb o ls – t h e lig h th ou se an d th e shi ppi ng cont ai ner – by cre at i n g a c o n ta in er p a r k th a t connect s t he l i ghthouse to the u rb a n f a b r ic . S hip p in g con ta in er s are of t en associ at ed w i th an i n c r e a sin g ly g loba l society . M y cont ai ner park ai m s t o use th e s h ip p in g c on tain er to cr eate a deepl y l ocal experi ence aro u nd t h e L a n ter n a . P r og r amma ti cal l y, the cont ai ner park s up p o r t s r e t a il an d r esta u r an t sp aces, a pl ayground , et c., and i s co n ne c t e d t o th e city ’ s v eh icu lar i nf rastructure by the i ncl usi on o f a l a r ge st r u ctu r ed p a r kin g faci l i ty.

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Genov a • M arseille • Bologna • Mo den a • Vero n a • V i cen za • Venez ia • M ilano • Pav ia • V igevan o • Pi sa • C arrara • C o m o • Torino • Firenz e • Bar gino • S a n Gi m i gn an o • Mo n teri ggi o n i • S iena • S uv eret o • R oma

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B EAU T I FUL D IC H O T O MY T hackston C ran dal l

I h a ve d o c u m e n ted in ten tion a l and uni ntent i onal detai l s I observed at va ri o u s sit e s d u r in g ou r field stu dies t ri ps. Duri ng our f i el d studi es tri ps I woul d o f t e n se ek ou t th e details em bedd ed w i thi n t he proj ect, i n a sen s e i t be cam e a g a me of h ide a n d seek. Some of the detai l s I f ound w ere bui l t a n d c a r e f ully desig n ed; oth ers w ere uni nt ent i onal and evol ved ov e r ti me . I f o u n d t h e con tr a st of th e meti cul ousl y pl anned, and nat ural l y o ccurrin g a n u n u su a l y et b ea u tifu l di chotomy. I thi nk thi s sem est er I gai n e d a g r e a t app r eciation for the beaut i f ul d et ai l s w i thi n every proj e c t and t he im p a c t th ey h a v e on th e overal l success of the proj ect.

Ceiling Detail / Casa Del Fascio Como


L EGEND 1. Fountain / Boboli Gardens, Tivoli 2. Shadows/ San Cataldo Cemetery, Modena 3. Morning Frost / Oslo 4. Logo / Ferrari Museum, Modena 5. Ceiling / Brion Cemetery, San Vito d’Altivole 6. Stairs / Antinori Winery, Bargino

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Detail / Genova City Gates Genova

D R AW WH AT Y OU S EE Tay l or S ig le r

M y sket ches are m ostl y exerci ses at a smal l e r s c al e . I t r i e d t o s t e p aw ay fr om onl y sketchi ng ent i re bui l di ngs, and al s o s k e t c h t he de c or at i ve element s, t he detai l s, and even t he f l ow ers i n t he s ur r oundi ng l ands c ap e . T h is de parture f rom st ri ctl y archi tectural ske t c hi ng w as r e al l y b e ne fi c i al to me. W i th archi t ectural sket ches i t’s easy t o ge t l os t i n r e p r e s e nt i ng a b u ildin g t he w ay i t ’s supposed to l ook, even i f your vi e w p oi nt i s t e l l i ng y ou somet hi ng d i f f erent . One of my art t eac he r s i n hi gh s c hool al w ays told u s- - draw w hat you see, not w hat you t hi nk you s e e . I s t i l l have t o r emin d mysel f of thi s w hen I’m sketchi ng. M y sket ches are general l y i n i nk, and I’m not at al l w or r i e d ab out t he m lookin g overl y preci se or cl ean. To m e, any l i ne s t hat ar e “ m i s t ak e s ” simp ly inf orm t he rest of t he sketch.


L EGEN D 1. Certosa di Pavia / Pavia 2. Garden Rose / Oslo 3. Genova Crest / Genova 4. Villa MĂŠditerranĂŠe / Marseille 5. Palazzo Ornament / Genova 6. Garden Ornament / Genova 7. Roman Forum Ruins / Rome 8. San Cataldo Cemetery / Modena

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T H E U R B A N PA NORAMA Co u r t ne y C ollins

I ta ke a l ot of panorami c pi ctures w hen w e t r ave l for day t r i p s and l ong tr ip s. Al l of t he panoramas are taken f rom hi gh e l e vat i ons . A s I l ook at m y p a n or amas, I consi d er t he m any aspect s of t he b ui l t e nvi r onm e nt t hat combi ne to create t he ci ty. You can di ssec t t he c i r c ul at i on of a c i t y, th e u r ban f abri c, t he amount of green spac e , and m any m or e var i ab l e s . T h e col l ecti on of panoram as show t he di f f er e nc e s b e t w e e n ur b an en v ir onm ent s. Som e ci ti es cl earl y contai n mor e gr e e n s p ac e t han ot he r s . T h e panoramas al so show an i nt erest i ng ma t e r i al di s c ove r y: e ac h c i t y seems to have a uni que roof scape, bot h f o r m al l y and m at e r i al l y.

Genova, Italy

L EG EN D 1. Suvereto, Italy 2. San Gimignano, Italy 3. Marseille, France 4. Prague, Czech Republic


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IMPE RFE CT IO N Linds ey Watso n

Eve r sin c e I was little, I lov ed draw i ng. I drew my grandparent s a pic t ur e o f a lo g c a bin wh en I wa s 1 0 years ol d that hangs i n t hei r house to t hi s d a y . A s I g r ew u p , oth er in ter e st s prevai l ed, and i t w asn’t unt i l m y s e ni or ye a r o f c o lleg e th at I took a r eal draw i ng cl ass. It w as here that I re al i ze d ho w lo v e ly m y g r an dp a r en ts a re. I had l earned no real t echni ques, and t ho u gh so m e of my a ssig n men t s t urned out w el l enough, m y conf i de nc e wa s a b it sh aken . A t th e beg inni ng of t hi s sem est er, sketchi ng i nt i m i dat e d m e . I ’ v e a lway s fou n d it difficul t t o gauge proport i ons correct l y, and m y st r a ig h t lin es often come in at around a 5- degree sl ant (i nsert P i s a jo k e h er e). I u sed on ly penci l s so t hat I coul d erase my i nevi tabl e m i s t a k e s, w hich p r ov ed mor e harmf ul t han hel pf ul . Af t er a mont h, I b e g a n sk e t ch in g with a p en and f ound that I pref erred the resul t s. I al s o re a liz e d t h a t allowin g a cer tai n d egree of i magi nat i on gi ves the sket c h a n e le m e n t of or ig in a lity an d m akes t he process m uch more enj oya b l e . The se sk e t c h es ar e a p r odu ct of my acceptance of i m perf ect i on and wi l lin gn e ss t o let a n in cor r ect l i ne ad j ust real i ty.

Fiumi Fountain / Rome, Itally


L EG EN D 1. Windmills / Mykonos, Greece 2. Freeform / Genoa, Italy 3. Back Alley / Venice, Italy Parliament / Budapest, Hungary 5. Prada Foundation / Milan, Italy 6. Remains / Villa Adriana | Tivoli, Italy 7. Colosseum / Rome, Italy 8. Central Square / Monteriggioni, Italy

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“ W O W” Ta y lor Si gl e r

Eve ryw h e r e w e t r a v eled th er e wer e so many beaut i f ul thi ngs to pho t o g r a p h . E a ch of th e ph otos I incl ud ed i n thi s col l ecti on w as f rom mome n t s t h a t r e a lly made me stop and say “w ow .” From the m assi ve s to n e e a gle o f Simp lon P ass in Swit zerl and to the beauti f ul , exoti c f l ow e r s i n t h e C o p e n h a g en flower ma r kets , i t seem ed l i ke everyw here I turned there wa s so m e th in g n ew to make my j aw drop. Som e days I had t o ma k e my s e l f p u t m y c amer a down an d just t ake i n t he beauti f ul scenery arou nd me . I t en d e d t o be in ter ested in phot ographi ng scul ptural archi tectural d e t a i l s ( b o t h a n cien t an d con temporary al i ke) and t he i nt eract i on be t we e n a r c h it e ctu r e a n d n atu r e.

Cornice Detail / Firenze


L EG E N D 1. Simplon Pass / Switzerland 2. Astrup Fearnley Museum / Oslo 3. Flower Markets / Copenhagen 4. Louisiana Museum of Art / Copenhagen 5. Villa D’Este Gardens / Tivoli 6. Roman Forum Ruins / Rome 7. Ponte Sant’Angelo / Rome 8. MuCEM / Marseille

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C O N T R A S T S A N D F OLDS A n n a N g u ye n

A s an art st udent I al w ays pref erred t he f reedom of dr aw i ng w i t h a p en cil. I l oved the opti on of bei ng abl e to er as e m i s t ak e s , e m p has i ze h ig h lig hts, and cl ean up edges. Usi ng graphi t e c r e at e s s o m any t e x t ur e s , b u t most of al l the best part about usi ng pe nc i l s i s t he s hadi ng/gr adi e nt I a m ab l e t o achi eve. I enj oy draw i ng thi ngs w i t h hi gh c ont r as t s and fol ds . Cr eating a sense of depth w i t h shad i ng i s one of m y favor i t e t e c hni q ue s . I don ’ t fancy d raw i ng as much as I used to, but t hi s s e m e s t e r has r e m i nde d h ow much I used to l i ke i t and I thi nk I w i l l t r y t o c ont i nue t o s t op and sketch .

Neapolitan / Possagno, Italy


L EG EN D 1. Unite’ d’Habitation / Marseilles, France 2. Don’t Look at Me/ Roma, Italy 3. Unravel / Marseilles, France 4. Robe / Genova, Italy 5. Scarred Cat / Genova, Italy 6. In Ruins / Roma, Italy

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COLLE CT I ON Min yan “Spark ” L i AR CH IT E C T U RE : A h istor y in p a tter ns.

San Lorenzo / Genova, Italy


L EG E N D 1. Facade / Paris, France 4. Square / Genova, Italy 7. Tri / Milano, Italy 10. Arch / Genova, Italy

2. Facade / Paris, France 5. Square / Marseille, France 8. Quar / Torino, Italy 11. Arch / Verona, Italy

3. Facade / Barcelona, Spain 6. Square / Modena, Italy 9. Quar / Roma, Italy 12. Arch / Pisa, Italy

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Reflection MAXXI / Rome, Italy

SER E ND I P IT Y Li nd se y Wat so n T h r o u g h ou t th e semester, w e’ve been overw hel m ed w i th unb e l i e vab l e sig h t s on a n ear ly da ily basi s. Photos are of t en our best att em p t at c a p t u r in g th e b ea u ty a round us, and w hi l e I’ve now got a po s t c ar dwo r t hy collection of obvi ousl y st unni ng l andscapes and i ntri c at e de t ai l s , I ’ v e c ome to ap p r eciate m y camera m ost f or t he scenes, obje c t s , and m o v e men ts th at seem to sneak up on me. Some of my f avori t e p i c t ur e s h a v e b een th ose th at oc curred af ter a bri ef m oment of genu i ne s ur p r i s e c a u sed b y a n u n ex p ecte d si ght . From turni ng around t o gl i m p s e a r e f le ction or u n likely alignm ent t o gl anci ng out t o the w i ndow and c a t c hin g a p a r ticu la r ly breatht aki ng vi ew , t hose serend i pi t ou s m om e nt s h a v e b een some of th e most m em orabl e.


L EGEN D 1. Light at the End / Verona, Italy 2. Weeping Willow / Mira, Italy 3. Inverted Horizon / Marseille, France 4. Day and Night / Marseille, France 5. Chandelier / Florence, Italy 6. City Frame / Budapest, Hungary 7. Tower in a Tower / Milan, Italy 8. Tim Burton Staircase / Vernazza, Italy 9. Hide and Seek / Suvereto, Italy 10. Edge of the World / Aegean Sea

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