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Spring semester 2024 - "History of garden and Landscape"

Class start: March 2024, 5.
Where: Flaminio Building, room F2 (Rome, via Flaminia, 70).
Time: 2,30 PM

 

For more information check the e-elearning page (section "ANNUNCI").

https://elearning.uniroma1.it/course/view.php?id=16287

Course Code Year Course - Attendance Bulletin board
HISTORY OF GARDEN AND LANDSCAPE 10596231 2022/2023

General objectives 
The aim of the discipline is to provide methodological tools of investigation needed to better understand and learn about the formation processes of settlement systems, in particular about the garden, where stratification of time has determined the contemporary urban and architectural facies.

 

Course description and purpose 
The course proposes an applicative method for the analysis of emblematic examples, developed through frontal lectures and a workshop experience. Lectures would focus on an introduction to the history of garden and landscape from antiquity to the 20th century. Because of the amount of material to be covered in the surveys, it will begin with Ancient Greece and Roman empire, and continue up to the mid-20th century. It will focus on the movements, architects, ideas and issues that shaped architecture and that designers need to know in order to engage in professional discourse centered on the knowledge of the city. On the contrary, the workshop research will focus on Rome’s parks.

 

Course objectives
This course aims to prepare students for some of the work that they will be expected to do in a graduate professional program in architecture.  Specifically, it focuses on skill sets and a knowledge base identified in Student Performance Criteria Realm A, “Critical Thinking and Representation” (as established by the National Architectural Accreditation Board), specifically:
1.    Professional Communication Skills: Ability to write and speak effectively and use representational media appropriate for both within the profession and with the general public.
2.    History & Global Culture: Understanding of the parallel and divergent histories of architecture and the cultural norms of a variety of indigenous, vernacular, local, and regional settings in terms of their political, economic, social, ecological, and technological factors.
These include (but are not limited to) gaining, learning or developing:  
1.    a broader understanding and appreciation of intellectual/cultural activity;
2.    factual knowledge (terminology, classifications, methods, trends);
3.    an understanding of design fundamentals including theories of design and design composition;
4.    an understanding of the Western architectural canons and tradition in architecture, as well as the climatic, technological, socioeconomic, and other cultural factors that have shaped and sustained them;
5.    an understanding of the national and regional traditions and the local regional heritage in architecture, landscape, and urban design; 
6.    an understanding that design solutions affect and are impacted by construction systems and methods; 
7.    an understanding of the shifts which have occurred in the social, political, technological, ecological, and economic factors that shape the practice of architecture; 
8.    an ability to speak and write effectively on the history of architecture.
 

STORIA DELL'ARCHITETTURA 1026021 2021/2022
HISTORY AND RESEARCH METHODS FOR CITIES 10596137 2020/2021

General objectives 
The aim of the discipline is to provide methodological tools of investigation needed to better understand and learn about the formation processes of settlement systems, in particular about the cities, where stratification of time, has determined the contemporary urban and architectural facies.
The ability to read and understand the formative phases of urban sites (streets, squares, large architectural complexes, etc.), in the consolidated as in the peripheral areas, is considered an essential requirement in the profile of a professional figure asked to deal with possible operations of transformation, regeneration and enhancement.

 

Course description and purpose 
The course proposes an applicative method for the analysis of emblematic examples, developed through frontal lectures and a workshop experience. Lectures would focus on an introduction to the history of urbanism and material culture from the ancient age to the 20th century. Because of the amount of material to be covered in the surveys, it will begin with Ancient Greece and Roman empire, and continue up to the mid-20th century. It will focus on the movements, architects, ideas and issues that shaped architecture and that designers need to know in order to engage in professional discourse centered on the knowledge of the city. On the contrary, the workshop research will focus on Rome’s neighborhoods.

 

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e-mail: iacopo.benincampi@uniroma1.it

Laureatosi cum laude in Architettura presso l'Università di Roma 'Sapienza' nel 2014 e abilitatosi all'esercizio della professione nello stesso anno, ha frequentato con merito il dottorato di ricerca del Dipartimento di Storia, Disegno e Restauro del medesimo istituto (2014-2017). Borsista di ricerca presso la facoltà di Ingegneria e Architettura dell'Università degli Studi di Parma nel 2018, è stato consulente per la diocesi di Viterbo e "visiting professor" presso il College of Architecture della University of Texas at San Antonio nel 2019. Autore di alcune monografie e curatele specialistiche ha inoltre pubblicato numerosi contributi riguardanti gli sviluppi dell architettura fra Settecento e primo Novecento.

Graduated in Architecture summa cum laude at Sapienza University of Rome), Benincampi completed his PhD program in history of architecture at the Department of History, Design and Restoration of Architecture of the same institution. Fellow at the University of Parma (fall 20218), visiting professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio (fall 2019) and research fellow at Sapienza (2021-2023), leitmotif of his interests is spread of Baroque language out of Rome. He publishes several books and scientific papers in academic journals.