Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »
Ospedale Sant’ Agostino, Modena, Italy 2010 by Carlo Ratti
February 1st, 2011 by Susan Smith
The project for Sant’ Agostino was born and developed around a reflection on the main element that characterizes the site: its network of courtyards and open spaces that provide access and a flow of movement through the space. This is articulated in the architectural stratification, symptomatic of the history and evolution of the Sant’ Agostino complex.
The landscape of roofs is replicated in the terrain of connecting courtyards at ground level. In addition to the system of courtyards and pathways, the approach to the existing monument considers the history and diversity in each reconfiguration of the Sant’ Agostino complex, believing that the different layers of architecture are an integral and important part of the very soul of this place.
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