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. Each year HvdH leads a study course at the Rotterdam Architecture Academy, always researching the palazzo typology of 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 palazzi research and teaching is a cooperation between:
Hans van der Heijden