Gustavo Lima - Tche Tcherere Tche

Song of the summer. :)

Ciao! Off to bigger adventures!

posted : Friday, August 31st, 2012

Typologies & Places in Siena

The last exercise of our journey had us documenting some of the typologies and places around Siena.

To start off, the intent of the above Palio benches sketch was to capture the overall assembly, while detailing some of the kit of parts component—through the bench detail and wall attachment detail.

Fountains are a main part of the Sienese culture, as they once had a purpose of public drinking, bathing, and washing—eg. Fontebranda, link below for reference.

http://www.cinellicolombini.it/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Fontebranda.jpg

However, the choice of this modern fountain contrasts the original typology of the aforementioned fountain by serving only as an aesthetic element. It does not contain the typical material construction (smaller scaled brick vs marble block) as well as the typical method of construction (arcade vs no arcade).

More specific to the time of Palio, the fencing around the Campo provides an interesting modular track boundary. It is placed between the bollards and secured in existing voids in the ground.

One’s typical loggia, this one specifically nearby the Universidad de Siena’s dorm on Via de Porrione.

Following suit the component aspect of the Palio fencing and seating, the shutters in the dorms have a range of operational positions and pairings of solids and transparencies that minimizes, maximizes, and everything in between, lighting in the room—as depicted in the right detail. Details of external and internal connections complete the composition.

posted : Friday, August 17th, 2012

Il Palio

Palio was—in one word—breath taking. It is more than a 2-minute horse race between the neighborhood, or Contradas.Time stops and the town celebrate tradition, pride, and everything that is Sienese.

The gathering in Il Campo, slowly filling up.

Beginnings of the march

Some close ups as march passes by

Oxen?

Really big oxen.

At this moment, the riders leave the Palazzo and line up for the beginning of the race.

posted : Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Men’s Group Dinner

alex-guimaraes:

A dinner provided by the men of the Siena Studio.   

First Course:  Bread with various meats and cheeses

Second Course:  Fried Vegetables

Third Course:  Pasta Buffet [Gluten Free, Pesto, Bolognese]

Fourth Course:  Dessert [Assorted Cookies]

   

posted : Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

reblogged from : [siena studio]

Artists’ Retreat Proposal

Team Members: Anthony Cosentino, Maya Itenberg, Hooman Khadem

posted : Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Sketching exercising demonstrating the concept of “Parts of the Whole”
Medium: 11x17 Paper, Pencil, Pen-Ink, Charcoal

Sketching exercising demonstrating the concept of “Parts of the Whole”

Medium: 11x17 Paper, Pencil, Pen-Ink, Charcoal

posted : Monday, August 13th, 2012

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy
Photo courtesy: Jon Van Ostenbridge

Riomaggiore, Cinque Terre, Italy

Photo courtesy: Jon Van Ostenbridge

posted : Saturday, August 11th, 2012

View from the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome, Firenze, Italy

View from the top of Brunelleschi’s Dome, Firenze, Italy

posted : Friday, August 10th, 2012

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