Architectural Analysis Castelvecchio

  • architecture analysis

    Museo di Castelvecchio, located in the eponymous medieval castle in Verona, Italy, is restored to a museum space by the architect Carlo Scarpa, between 1959 and 1973.
    In the first half of the course, geometry, structure, and detail of wall punctuation spaces have been focused. The research starts off with geometric and structural study of hand drawing, continues with exploring its spacial quality further with digital modeling.Finally reaches to the construction of aexploded model, which study the details ofpunctuation of wall spaces. 
  • In the second half of the course, the perspective of research shifts to themateriality of the architecture. Six materials that have been used in thecentre room are separated into six models, where a material with oppositequality of its original is substituted. With separating and opposing materials,the model transforms both physical quality and visual experience of thecentre room. Shadow of material casts from one to another, which creates acontinuous dialog among materials.
  • In addition to material-substitution models, drawings achieve a reverseexperience of the model. Starting from the realistic vision of the room,by offsetting each volumes, materials of centre room grow into eachother. Volume has been compressed, abstracted, and finally merged.Both iterations perform an adversed experience from Scarpa’s originaldesign: meticulous design in details with strong materiality execution.