Course Description The course examines a project for a wine factory in Tuscany, involving “raising a layer of earth and sliding a long thin construction into the side of a natural incline.” The design, marked by its strong symbolic value, was integrated into a beautiful setting of hilly farmland. The text provides a description of the approach taken during the design and construction stages. The project, which includes production and tasting areas, is characterized by large spaces that are open to view. The course includes images and technical drawings, and provides construction details with explanatory legends.
Learning Objectives – after reading the article and studying the drawings, you will be able to:
Discuss the measures taken so that the project could be integrated into the surrounding landscape in such as way as to become part of it.
Analyze the materials used in the construction of the cellar and assess the innovative aspects in terms of its form.
Analyze the materials used for both the interior and exterior finishes.
Discuss how the arrangement of the spaces is innovative in terms of the building’s function as a production facility and how the production areas differ from those of a traditional winery.