Two steps closer..

Hello people! Yesterday was the last day at the university with my classmates. We were all day at the university’s department at San Niccolò area for our Architecture and Environment Lab exam, my last exam of a laboratory! After that I have only 2 exams left for my masters degree.. Below some pics on my way, during and after the exam. Have a nice evening!

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#tldif part 2..

Some months ago I posted about Te la do io Firenze and their #tldif hashtag.. Well I discovered some days ago more photos of mine that they’ve posted in their facebook page

The first two have 1920 and 1200 likes and the other 420 and 300! Thank you Te la do io Firenze once again and of course everyone following the page that appreciates them!

Walking by the Arno river..

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Lunch break at the university..

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Dancing queens..

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My daily route to the university..

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Aires Mateus..

On Monday I attended a lecture by Manuel Aires Mateus which was held at Kent State University at the beautiful Palazzo Dei Cerchi. Manuel Aires Mateus and his brother Francisco have an architectural studio in Portugal since 1988. They are both teaching in Lisbon and they are often invited for conferences and seminars all around the world.

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At the lecture he presented Casa na AreiaCabanas no Rio, House in Fontinha, House in Alcobaça, School at Vila Nova da Barquinha and finally an office building at Lisbon which is under consruction. 

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We build the limits but what is crucial is the void.

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Architecture has to provide the layer, then life has to fullfil the other layers. 

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 Architecture is about the perfect control of a situation.

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Thanks to Enrico for the photo of me and Elisabetta with Manuel Aires Mateus.

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Exam day..

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Hi everyone! Yesterday we presented the final part of the course Architecture and Town Lab so the exams are finally over! We have a two week break and then we start again. Below some photos from yesterday’s exam, our project and some pics from the other groups work.

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Thanks to Nikos for the photos he took while we were presenting!

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Sunny rainy Friday..

This morning I went with Olivia at Galciana, a city that belongs to the municipality of Prato, for our project on landscape design. We took pictures of the area and interviewed some of the inhabitants. It was an amazing sunny day and it was perfect for a stroll by the river back in Florence. So I passed by the house to eat something and to leave my things, but in the meantime the weather completely changed. Either way I went for a walk close to San Niccolò bridge (already posted some pics in the pastwhere I had the chance to see several kids training in rowing. I always like watching rowers along the Arno river, in the future I’ll definitely post about that!

Have a nice weekend everyone! 

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An ordinary Tuesday..

Today I was at the university as every Tuesday. It rained like always and at some point I noticed the amazing lit sky. So I ran to the top floor of the faculty to capture this moment, unfortunately I missed a double rainbow seen only from the other side the building. After that I had an aperitivo with Nadia and Umberto and now i’m heading back home.

Below I share with you some photos from my Instagram profile. Buonanotte!

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Escape from Florence..

Hi everyone! It’s been almost a month since I came back to Florence and I don’t have any free time with the really tight schedule of the university for this semester. During the week i’m at the university all day long and on weekends the same.

So I think it’s time to take a break from this routine and also from Florence! I’m on my way to Grosseto to visit Chiara, Niccolò and Nio of course!

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Below some photos from my Instagram page and as you can see this month I was only taking photos at the university working, on my way there in the morning and I had a chance to see Florence from a window at the university, definitely one of my favorite views!

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Have a nice weekend!!!

Modeling Prato in progress..

Hi everyone!

I’m at the university working for a project at the city of Prato, Tuscany. We have to do 2 models in scale 1:2000 and 1:500, the first one is ready and now we work on the other one. Still trying to get used to be back to school…
Have a nice weekend everyone!

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Relax……

Today we had our last exam for this semester! So after a reaaalllyyyyy long time i had the chance to go out with some friends and just have fun.. We first went for dinner at Osteria Santo Spirito and then for drinks always at Santo Spirito square.. At the end we ended up at my favorite bakery to have bombolone alla Nutella of course!
Let the summer vacations begin! Goodnight everyone!!

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Medieval Arezzo..

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Good morning!

Yesterday i visited the city of Arezzo with my classmates, since our project for Restoration Laboratory is the The Medici Fortress of the city. Arezzo is in Tuscany, about 80 km southeast of Florence, at an elevation of 296 m above sea level. In its time, was an important Etruscan town,  that later was absorbed into the Roman Empire. A free republic as early as the 10th century, it supported the Ghibelline cause in the violent battles between pope and emperor and was eventually subjugated by Florence in 1384. It’s also the birthplace of the Renaissance poet Petrarch, who popularised the sonnet format, penning his verses in both Latin and Italian, and Giorgio Vasari, the prolific painter and architect who contributed so much to Renaissance.

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The current fortress is a massive polygonal contruction included perfectly in the town walls. It was built under the direction of Antonio da Sangallo(the Younger) and Nanni Unghero between 1538 and 1560 on the site of the old medieval cittadella, which had been razed to the ground because it was in the way of the line of fire of the cannons, and englobed most of the trapezoid Forte designed by Giuliano and Antonio (the Elder) da Sangallo at the beginning of the 16th century.

The bulwarks of the east side (those of the Ponte di Soccorso and the Chiesa, which are recognizable because of their sticking out shape) and a few stretches of curtain are left from the older construction. The bastions of the west side (known as the Belvedere, Spina and Diacciaia), and the interior, consisting of an intricate network of by and large unpracticable rooms, tunnels, wells and air inlets situated at varius levels, belong to the new part. The Fortress, which originally had three gates and was surrounded by a wide moat, was in working order until the late eighteenth century. In the year 1800, it was partially dismantled by the French troops; on the west side we can still see the damage caused by a powerful explosive.  (Source : tuscanypass)

So today our professor (who is doing the restoration work of the fortress), guided us inside this amazing fortress and we had the privilege to visit spaces that we would never get the chance to see! Parts of the project are almost finished, but during the course of excavations many more things came to surface that no one had predicted, leading in delay of the project. For example they discovered an 11th century church, and an enormous water tank!

The main goal is restoring the fortress and creating new functions for some parts of the building and the open spaces associated with it: the proposed new function, consistent with present-day requirements, was a modern-style museum that could use to advantage the buildings extraordinary cultural, didactic and theatrical potential.

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And back to Florence! Have a nice weekend everyone!

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