Florence, Italy, March 07, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- The Florence Institute of Design International is to repeat the success of last years’ summer architecture course led by Prof. Karin Templin, an authority in Florentine architecture from Kingston University, London. This year the courses in Architecture and Furniture Design will be held in Florence from June 7th to July 2nd 2010.
The short architecture course has very practical applications in understanding urban context and historical buildings, with which Florence is abundant. Students have the opportunity to experience exclusive guided visits to the world renowned architectural masterpieces, with the course divided into three sections exploring the piazzas, the churches and the palazzo’s of Florence. On site sketching and photography sessions develop analysis techniques and allow for in depth study of the architecture. Discussions on the architectural masterpieces dating from the Renaissance to the Modernist period will range from their urban and cultural significance to building techniques and materials.
The professor for the course is Prof. Karin Templin, who currently teaches architecture at Kingston University, London. Prof. Templin comments "I have met many practicing architects that have never been to the great cities of Florence or Rome and I think there is a market for the professional who would like to visit or even revisit Florence with other architects on a guided architectural tour". The course emphasis is on providing a practical view for architects who are from varied backgrounds ranging from urban designers to project designers to historical preservationists.
Student intake at the Florence Institute is totally international, and in the words of one student from Denmark the course was ‘the best course I’ve ever taken!’.
The course is scheduled for the dates of June 7th - July 2nd 2010.
About Prof. Karin Templin
Prof. Karin Templin is currently a studio leader at Kingston University. Upon receiving a Master in Architecture from Kent State University in the US, Prof Templin worked for many years in Florence with various noted architects. Afterward she moved to London and worked with Allies and Morrison Architects and Schmidt Hammer Lassen. Karin has extensive experience with major urban projects in Italy, the UK, and the Middle-East.
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