Project one complete
picture copyright Brigid wright
Having gone back to hand drawing feels so much more natural to me then last semester of all computer rendering. When I draw a building I learn what it is like. Computers seem quicker and faster, and I'm glad I now have CADD and Adobe skills but nothing compares to the good old metric scale.
"Piazza Benedetto Cairoli is struggling to exist in the Roman social ideals."
it's elliptical and fenced off garden is too cramped to really be a well kept green space
There is an uneasy feeling about being within the space, one feels unprotected in an enclosed area
The space today has been interrupted from what it once was because of major roads and demolition
The Space does not fulfill its function and creates more problems that already existed; like, vehicular traffic and parking, pedestrian flow through the vehicles and man made barriers such as the main Via and the tram.
Analysis that I have concluded;
Our main study was to demolish the building to the left of the park to create an edge to the square. By doing thing the church would have more presence and the green space could sprawl out and become more organic.
Looking back some minor changes that could be made would be removing the fence and replacing it with ballards so that foot traffic would flow naturally through the romantic shape of the existing piazza now. an other step would be to cut off all vehicular traffic to the site as well, opening up the piazza and eliminating the parking lot effect that it has now.
what i've learned is that simple solutions to a unsuccessful piazza will help me understand how to help whatever client I working with by keeping the cost low and having the best possible results.
Green spaces can't be squeezed into a park which is too small for it to feel safe and welcoming.
Watch and observe how people want to look out and not be looked in upon.
design for people and not cars.
demolition doesn't get solved with more demolition.