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    Northern Italy and Switzerland with UF VIA

    Aaron Plewke Feb 6 '05 7

    Here are some images from UF's Vicenza Institute of Architecture. The program puts up to 30 architecture students (senior undergrads and second year graduate students) in residence in Vicenza, Italy (about 45 minute train ride from Venice) for the Fall or Spring semester. The program has existed some 15 years. We have our own studio space in an ancient Roman Theatre (renovated of course). The program includes travel to sites in Northern Italy (Scarpa, Terragni...), Florence, Sienna, Rome and Switzerland (Snozzi, Botta, Zumthor, Markli...).image Thanksgiving in the Design Studio image Eisenmen's Landscape ART intervention into Scarpa's Caselvecchioimage From above imageVenice on a vaporetto imageBrion Cemetery framed view imageMore Brion imageInterior of Castelvecchio imageMore interior of Castelvecchio image Sunset in Bellinzona, SwizerlandimageTerragni's Elementary in Como, much cooler than Casa Del Fascio image A church by MichelucciimageAn unauthorized interior picture of Zumthor's Thermal Baths at Vals image A totally legal exterior image of the outdoor bathing pool image Zumthor's gem in the Alps, a 30 minute walk from the busimage Botta's masterpiece at Mt. Tamara, Switzerlandimage One more of Botta

     

     
    • 7 Comments

    • honorthebrick
      Feb 6, 05 2:35 pm

      Beautiful pictures. One of my coworkers is a UF alum. and he aslo took part in the Vincenza program. The only difference is that he did not return immediately after the semester ended. He actually stayed in Italy for over a year.

      vado retro
      Feb 6, 05 5:48 pm

      nice pics theres a guy i think named palladio you might want to check out. peace

      AP
      Feb 6, 05 10:37 pm

      Thanks vado retro...you're right, he was responsible for shaping the magnificent city of Vicenza where we lived for 4 months. Maybe my next post should be an homage to Palladio's Vicenza...
      honorthebrick, the UF refugee to Vicenza syndrome has become more common in the past few years, in fact, one girl attended two years worth of the program while still at UF (one in undergrad and one in grad) and then married a local and now lives and practices architecture there. She was our critic for this past semester's final juries.

      jones
      Aug 12, 05 1:57 am

      What the fuck? I dunno what to think about that Eisenman shite in the Castelvecchio? Is that a for real permanent installation? Maybe the experience is better than the photo but for now it makes my eyebrows scrunch together in sorrow for Scarpa!

      Awesome pictures of Zumthor's stuff. mmmmmmmmmmm....

      AP
      Aug 12, 05 10:49 am

      ya, Eisenmen was a temp exhibit, I am fairly certain. As for experience, it was graphic, not to be occupied, a painting covering the lawn...

      laraeley
      Jun 26, 07 2:18 pm

      I did this program in summer of 2004. It was awesome!! It seems the studio environment in vicenza is even more vibrant than bevore!! Glad to know it still is such an amazing experience! We didn't get to see Eisenman's addition to Castlevechio...interesting!! Props to you for posting!!!

      Elizabeth Gf
      Feb 26, 09 6:36 pm

      Hello,

      I am an editorial assistant for the mexican magazine La TEMPESTAD, which studies international contemporary art manifestations. (www.latempestad.com.mx) In our 65th number, we will include a dossier about Art and Nature, with an essay on the relations between nature and visual arts, architecture, literature, scenic arts and music.

      We found your article about the UF's Vicenza Institute of Architecture. We hope that you will be able to help us with a high definition photo (300 dpi) from Peter Zumthor's building marked "gem in the Alps, a 30 minute walk from the bus". We would fully credit you for the information, and send you a couple of copies of the magazine as soon as it appears.

      La TEMPESTAD is among the most renowned specialized art magazines in Mexico, and one of the only ones which follows Peter Zumthor's work.

      We would be very grateful if you could send us the image.

      Thanks in advance.

      Best,

      Elizabeth



      --
      Elizabeth Gutiérrez Frías
      Editorial Assistant

      La Tempestad
      www.latempestad.com.mx
      Nuevo León 54-702
      Col. Condesa, 06140
      México DF
      Tel. (55) 5219.5708

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