1. Gardening Space

We will begin the semester in an Italian Renaissance garden. These gardens are pure formal, spatial, and sequential plays. They are superfluous, unprogrammed, tectonic spaces with thick layers of spatial sequence and narrative potential. Some call them models of cities or earthly diagrams of paradise. Some call them lovely stage sets for the theaters of promenades that play out within them. We’ll explore these meanings, measure the garden situation, and specify a drawn and modeled description thorough enough to make the garden dissolve away in order to reveal a beautiful narrative of form, space, and sequence that transcends the artifact from which we began.

Below is a list of the six (6) gardens we will be studying throughout the semester. Each garden is known by few different names.  A few are iconic and unique names (Villa Dona Dalle Rosa). A few are one of various gardens with that same name (Villa Medici).  The link provided on each name is the wikipedia page for that garden.

Please choose a garden to work on.  The maximum number of students who can work on each garden is specified adjacent to the garden description.

Email me: federico.garcia-lammers@sdstate.edu from your sdstate account with your choice of garden and class number in the subject line of the email (ex: ARCH 251-Villa Medici).  Within the body of the email, include your second and third choice of garden in case your first choice is already taken.  First come, first served!!!

Villa Medici Renaissance @ Fiesole by Michelozzi in 1460 (2 STUDENTS MAX.)

Brady Ross

Brett Victor

Villa d’Este Renaissance @ Tivoli, Rome by Ligorio in 1550  (3 STUDENTS MAX.)

ARCH 251 – Villa d’Este Scans

Tyler Plecity

Caitlin Geyer

Alejandro Marin

Villa Lante Mannerist @ Bagnaia, Tuscany by Vignola in 1550  (2 STUDENTS MAX.)

ARCH 251 – Villa Lante Scans

Franklin Parker

Gavin Fredrick

Villa Gamberaia Mannerist @ Settignano, Florence in 1610 (3 STUDENTS MAX.)

Jenna Crosswait

Aric Buhler

Travis Axlund

Villa Torlonia Baroque @Frascati by Maderno in 1623 (2 STUDENTS MAX.)

Ashley Butler

Hermela Bekele

Villa Dona Dalle Rose  Baroque @ Valzanzibio, Padua by Barbarigio in 1690 (2 STUDENTS MAX.)

Jesse Dunn

Teresa Hebert

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