Studio: 01 Rome - Authenticity, Travel and the Past:

The idea for the studio evolved as a direct response to the proposals that have been made by the current city administration for a 500 ha Disney style theme park of ancient Rome on the margins of the city in an attempt to boost tourism. The studio aims to question thevalidity of such a proposal and to look more generally at the relationship betweenarchitecture, heritage and tourism. Alan de Botton’s book ‘The Art of Travel’ offered a good starting point for the student’s shared and individual research into the subject area.

Studio 1 Blog:

Studio Projects:

1] Field trip

2] Detail Diary

3] Piazza Interrotta

4] Coney Island Competition

5] 500 ha

6] Semester 2 projects