Hand Drafting…[regenerating borghetto flaminio]
This project took advantage of my semester long experience in Rome, Italy, combining all I learned about modern urbanity in a historical context. The site along the historic Via Flaminia just outside the city walls transitioned from a tight urban scale to natural green hillside. The strong, constant roofline of the new artist’s community ramps as a contrast and continuation of the hill using the roof as community and private space. The program spaces underneath are designed to respond to the roofline but to be able to work independently. I also aimed to maintain the urban presence along Via Flaminia while allowing for an archaeological dig site in the same area. I achieved this by elevating the building mass above the archaeology site the peak of my ramping roofs.