Design Methods: prisma color on vellum, hand graphics
While studying in Rome, Italy, a design problem was proposed to house a scale model of the city on a vacant site across from the Colosseum. The design solution was reduced to a minimalist approach, with small details within the experience. A sense of threshold was created through a signified entry space containing a sculpture by Nogucci, an outdoor reception area, and a large stairway to the model overlooking the Colosseum. Elements of the composition are tied together with a connecting datum between the north and south entry stairs on the site. The datum is articulated as a water feature running alongside the building, and along finger gardens inhabiting the landscape.
The challenging aspect of the project was to successfully respond to the historical context of Rome in a contemporary fashion. The experience intends to create a space to enlighten visitors as they view a model dedicated Rome.
Status: School Project
Location: Rome, Italy