In fall 2009 I took part of one graduate semester of Architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc). The design study as being displayed here is part of the work I did during this period. The work is the end result of the vertical design studio “DEEP” given by Elena Manferdini.
The project is a reinterpretation of the current Loggia, designed by Andrea Palladio, surrounding a gothic Basilica, situated at the Palazzo del Signori in Vicenza, Italy. The formal language of the new façade seeks to follow the ornamental qualities of both gothic architecture and byzantine art.
The geometry originates from the manipulation of lines, which are being translated into architectural elements, using extrusion, blending, lofting and weaving in 3d animation software. Unlike Palladio’s Loggia did, this reinterpretation is penetrating through the original basilica, resulting in a fluent movement connecting both interior and exterior.