Friday, November 14, 2014

camminando | Pisa, Urban Places of Art & Science

Pisa is undoubtedly one of the places where architecture, art and science merge in harmony. The Romanesque and Gothic architecture of Piazza dei Miracoli transitions into the Renaissance arcades, churches and palazzi. Buildings and urban spaces create a continuum in the harmoniously proportioned scale architecture. Pisa is also birthplace of Galileo Galilei and Leonardo Fibonacci. Galileo's birth home is still visible in Borgo Stretto. Walking through these highly inspiring places on my way to PERCRO provoked several insights about the design of experiential spaces for the virtual environment site for testing movement routines.

View of Borgo Stretto, the street where Galileo was born
Palazzo Caravona, home of Scuola Normale Superiore

Views of Piazza dei Miracoli (formerly Piazza del Duomo), including:
Duomo (1064 AD), Battistero (1153), Torre Pendente (1173), and Camposanto (XII century)

Palazzo Arcivescovile (XV century)

Entering Piazza dei Cavalieri (XII century)
Palazzo della Carovana in Piazza dei Cavalieri
Palazzo dell'Orologio with Torre dei Gualandi (o Muda )