INTERPRETING CAMPO MARZIO
Beginning from the theoretical framework inspiring Giovanni Battista Piranesi’s work on Campo Marzio, the first project of the semester will focus on the analysis of Campo Marzio and it will be an interdisciplinary effort between the students attending the Fall 2012 Semester in the Architecture and Fashion Design Programs at UARC.
Subdivided in 7 groups, the students will explore the whole area and each group will focus on a specific urban space within Campo Marzio. Each Team will provide a critical interpretation of the assigned area through sketches, drawings, collage and multi-media techniques.
The final work, in form of a collage, plus analytical drawings, sketches and multi-media presentations, will synthesize this two-week project, exploring means for representing the city, capturing its dynamic quality, its spatial characteristics and its organizational logic.
We will look at the spaces that structure the urban form of Campo Marzio and we will focus specifically on the sequences experienced by the people inhabiting these spaces.
How does the architectonic language of the public urban space (the ground, the piazza, the facades of the adjacent buildings) contribute to your visual experience?
The task will be to develop a layered study, an analytique-plus-collage, that carefully examines the designed experience of the following:
- spatial rhythms (pace, meter, objects within field)
- movement in space
- scale changes and enclosure (sensorial shifts, microclimates)
- views (perspectival relationships)
- topography and surface
- materials, paving, facades
- edges and alignments (the procession within the larger fabric)
- discrete and continuous moments (intentional and emergent, unintentional)
The seven sites that will be analyzed within the larger area of Campo Marzio are:
1. Piazza Augusto Imperatore
2. Piazza di Spagna
3. Piazza della Rotonda
4. Piazza Colonna
5. Piazza Farnese
6. Piazza Navona
7. Piazza del Popolo