YACademy: Architecture for Landscape

Submission: July 20, 2018
Registration: July 20, 2018
Type: Open

 

Architecture for Landscape: YACademy’s high level training course offers 8 scholarships, and internships in internationally-renowned architectural firms. 110 hours of lessons, a 60-hour workshop and internships/lectures in internationally-renowned architectural firms like EDUARDO SOUTO DE MOURA, JEAN NOUVEL DESIGN, SNØHETTA, HHF, DUQUE MOTTA & AA, STEFANO BOERI ARCHITETTI


THE COURSE
From Stonehenge to Greek temples, architecture is the signature of humankind on landscape​, the artificial element that has always been connected to the natural environment. Architecture and landscape are linked by a fundamental continuity that is now starting to fade​, damaging the quality of the space we dwell. More than ever today, landscape is a precious heritage that architecture can and must enhance, while protecting it to pass it on to future generations: architects must not give up on working on landscape, instead they should be able to design architecture that responds to each landscape’s specific feature and generates wonderful and unique spaces.

The Architecture for Landscape course is created on these premises: it aims at training designers who are able to meet the diverse needs of transforming territories​, enforcing an attentive and productive dialogue with the surrounding landscape to respond to the needs of prestigious clients in outstanding contexts. Through a thorough analysis of the natural world, light and geomorphological features of terrains, the designers will become more and more able to reconnect human design to the natural environment and being inspired by landscape to design outstanding, sustainable and impressive architectures.
The course aims at training professional designers who are able to intervene on astonishing and monumental natural contexts. Thanks to the workshop activities (also carried out during a 3-day visit to
the amazing park of Arte Sella​), the designers will be able to interpret the characteristics of the natural environment to transform it into a fine setting for elegant, sustainable and integrated architecture. The course aims at providing the students with skills that are immediately usable and at granting a focus on the
choice of materials, technologies, elements of sustainability and care of different botanical items. Moreover, thanks to their internships in well-renowned professional firms, the students will gain an efficient link to the labor market.

YACADEMY
YAC is an association which promotes architectural competitions aimed at fostering culture and design research. Over the years, YAC has broadened its experience of work and collaboration with the main architectural firms of contemporary architecture​, dealing with diverse and numerous topics of architectural design. Nowadays YAC’s expertise can serve young designers better, providing them with the creation of high-level educational programs aimed at polishing the skills of the students and offering them a valuable connection to the labour market. Thanks to the close relationship with internationally renowned professional and academic actors, YAC is the perfect frame within which complete or specialize one’s skills and create a significative link with the most internationally-renowned architectural practices. The courses will take place at YACademy’s headquarters: a historical building located in the heart of Bologna historical city center, close to the Two Towers and next to Piazza Santo Stefano,​ undoubtedly one of the most picturesque corners of the city.

109 HOURS OF LESSONS
INTERPRETING LANDSCAPE | 12 hours
How to interpret places between land art and architecture
Emanuele Montibeller, founder Arte Sella
WELLNESS IN NATURE | 6 hours
Saunas and swimming pools: outdoor and wellness
Design Unit Starpool
THE CITY WITHIN LANDSCAPE | 12 hours
Relationships, challenges and interdependence between natural and artificial
Paolo Iotti, co-founder Iotti + Pavarani Architetti
BIOCOMPATIBLES MATERIALS | 12 hours
How to choose materials according to the landscape
Markus Scherer, founder Markus Scherer
SUSTAINABLE DESIGN | 12 hours
Principles of environmental sustainability in prestigious landscape contexts
Edoardo Milesi, founder edoardo milesi & archos
DESIGNING GREENERY | 9 hours
Characteristics and needs of different botanical items
Antonio Perazzi, founder Studio Antonio Perazzi
LIGHT DESIGN | 12 hours

Natural and artificial lightning connected to landscape
Virginia Della Casa, lighting designer PSLab
BUILDING WITH TIMBER | 18 hours
Techniques and possibilities of building with timber
Angelo Marchetti, CEO Marlegno
CASE HISTORY | 16 hours
Successful examples of landscape interventions
Manuel Orazi, professor University of Bologna

SPECIAL LECTURES
• The “BOSCO VERTICALE” / Sara Gangemi – STEFANO BOERI ARCHITETTI​, Milan
• WATER AND ARCHITECTURE: Oslo Opera House / Patrick Lüth – SNØHETTA​, Oslo
• SANCTUARIES WITHIN A LANDSCAPE: the Ruta del Peregrino / Simon Frommenwiler – HHF​, Basel
• ELQUI DOMOS: between sky and architecture / Rodrigo Duque Motta – DUQUE MOTTA & AA​, Santiago
de Chile
• CONTEXTUALIZING ARCHITECTURE: the Louvre Abu Dhabi / Livia Tani – ATELIERS JEAN NOUVEL​, Paris
• MUSEU PAULA REGO: between art and nature / Eduardo Souto De Moura – EDUARDO SOUTO DE
MOURA​, Porto
• ETHEREAL ARCHITECTURE / Edoardo Tresoldi,​ Milan
• FOGO ISLAND INN: new hermitages / Todd Saunders – SAUNDERS ARCHITECTURE​, Bergen

60-HOUR WORKSHOP
ART IN NATURE
Design of a prototype of an art residence in “Val di Sella”
Matteo Agnoletto, professor University of Bologna
Emanuele Montibeller, Curator and Founder of Arte Sella

INTERNSHIPS
At the end of the lessons, the students are guaranteed an internship in one of the professional firms relevant to the course topic.
STEFANO BOERI ARCHITETTI (Milan) EDOARDO TRESOLDI (Milan) SNØHETTA (Innsbruck) HHF (Basel) DUQUE MOTTA & AA (Santiago de Chile) SAUNDERS ARCHITECTURE (Bergen) ARTE SELLA (Borgo Valsugana) IOTTI & PAVARANI (Reggio Emilia) MARKUS SCHERER (Meran) EDOARDO MILESI & ARCHOS (Bergamo) ANTONIO PERAZZI (Milan) PSLab (Bologna) MARLEGNO (Bergamo)

More information at: ​www.yacademy.it

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