Studiolo in Rome

Cecilia Margareta

Tjärnberg

Illustration, by Stine Müller and Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg

Studiolo


Studiolo is a proposal for introducing architecture supporting social activity in a suburb area.


During on one of our site visits, we saw a man in the field. He was walking around carrying a plastic bag while time and time again bending down and putting something into the bag. Curious of what he was gathering we walked up to him and asked. He smiled and answered he was making a salad and were picking Arugula for it. That's when we realized were surrounded by edible plants. 


The proposal flirts with the New York High Line and the concept of guerrilla gardening. Inspired by the romantic imagery by Italian artist Piranesi and the Japanese architect Tadao, who stated that  “I like ruins because what remains is not the total design, but the clarity of thought, the naked structure, the spirit of the thing”. We wanted to create a noninvasive structure and embrace the idea of ephemeral architecture. A framework was developed of an extended Italian pergola. This construction would rest on top of the aqueduct and a staircase with a supporting construction touching de sides of the ruin. The staircase was moved slightly away from the uneven facde of the aqueduct where plants can climb. We envision how nature could be allowed to overtake parts of the extended site with aid from guerrilla gardeners.


A group project by Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg and Stine Müller. During a class trip to Rome, we collectively were tasked to collect data on a pre-chosen site for which each group would later propose a design. MullerTeacher: Peter Mandal Hansen, Jonathan Foote, Christian Carlsen. Location: Aqua Claudia, Rome & Aarhus School of Architecture, DenmarkDate: November - December 2016

Site. Drawing by Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg

3D scanning made by Jonathan Foote

Photo by Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg

One of many Strawberry Trees in the area. Photo by Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg

Drawing by Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg

Illustration, by Stine Müller and Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg

Drawings and process material, by Stine Müller and Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg

Drawings, model and process material, by Stine Müller and Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg

Drawings, model and process material, by Stine Müller and Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg

3D model by Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg

Drawing by Stine Müller

Map by Stine Müller and Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg

Organising a staircase, different idéas during process

Process material, by Stine Müller and Cecilia Margareta Tjärnberg

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