The Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, pictured above, seems to intrude into the space that was consequently named after the church, Campo San Giovanni e Paolo. This brought about the question of where the boundaries of the campo lie.
Though the plan of the space (as well as the map) indicated that the campo boundaries form the L-Shape, there’s some speculation as to the position of the statue shortening the campo. As a result, the true boundaries of the Campo San Giovanni e Paolo remains just at the front of the church, bordered by the church front facade and the statue—which create an implied boundary—on the right side.
Sketches of some facade details.
Murano is the home of the renowned glass-blowing industry. Shops containing trinkets of many sorts made of glass line the “streets” of this island.
Burano’s interesting color palette gives the impression of being in Candyland.
Torcello’s history dates back to ancient times of Venice and the empire.
Following up on the tour through the D&D Building where we were exposed the Italian artistry in fabrics, we were able to visit Rubelli’s headquarters in Palazzo Corner-Spinelli in Venice, Italy.
It was interesting to see how one “plans” a piece of fabric and how similar it is to a building floor plan.
The staff at Rubelli’s were kind enough to showcase more of their fabrics.
Curtain sample from Bolshoi Theater in Russia. There’s real gold threads in there!
Close up at one of Rubelli’s Sample fabrics.
Ca’Rezzonica, a palazzo that sits on the banks of the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy, has the typical procession of Venetian architecture. The first floor is open air, incase of flooding, and has an atrium that not only allows light to penetrate all the floors, but allow for cross ventilation in the upper floors. Occupants enter by the water through a central portal that leads to a stair to the upper floors. Because of the flooding, the ground floor is minimally ornamented compared to the upper floors.
Views of the atrium that serves as ventilation and lighting.