Ongoing research to Italian typology as a model for housing
HvdH is fascinated by the Italian domestic palazzi as developed from the 15th century (see for instance Palazzo Gondi in Florence above). Initially, these were the domestic quarters for the countryside nobility. However, the typology progressed into speculative housing until now. Both the typology and the formal control of the great examples are instructive. The palazzi are a model for housing. With his students HvdH investigates the palazzo typology, each year in a new Italian city. The results are collected in pdf’s:
De Romeinse palazzi, analysis of the Roman palazzi and designs by students of the Rotterdam Architecture Academy;
Het Napolitaanse Palazzo, analysis of the Neapolitan palazzi and designs by students of the Rotterdam Architecture Academy;
The Florentine Palazzo, analysis of the Florentinse palazzi e and designs by students of the Rotterdam Architecture Academy and the Universität Liechtenstein, Vaduz;
Palazzi di Genova, analysis of the Genovese palazzo and P.P. Rubens’ book Palazzi di Genova (1622) and designs by students of the University of Antwerp.
The palazzi research and teaching is a cooperation between:
Hans van der Heijden