Emily Yuen

Emily Yuen

Basking Ridge, NJ, US


Casa dell'Archittetura

Spring 2018 (Duration: 9 weeks)

Using the influence of the Italian monastic complex typology and Mies Van DerRohe’s Brick Country House, this project is designed to be a “house” of architecture. With a configuration that both pulls visitors in from the city and also encourages students to venture out to the surrounding neighborhood, our “house” of architecture becomes a unique place of exploration and learning in Florence. The main programs are situated within a series of walls which surround a central courtyard, a tropical paradise. This experience is meant to create a similar configuration to that of a monastic complex. Casa dell’Architettura is designed to introduce a home for the architecture students at Syracuse University’s Florence Center. 

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Status: School Project
Location: Florence, IT
My Role: I was a partner in this partner project
Additional Credits: Jessica Libby