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Mary Frisbee

New York, NY, US

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Re-configuring the Courtyard Model

 

A prevalent type of open exterior space in Rome is the courtyard. These spaces do not act as true public spaces because of their isolation from the surrounding city. A courtyard is an open space surrounded by buildings.  The project breaks apart these buildings  and reconfigures them to create open plazas at both ends of the site connected through a new kind of courtyard space, a space not contained by buildings but containing buildings.
 

 
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Status: School Project
Location: Rome, Italy

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