Asilo Sant'Elia: Architectural Analysis

Core Studio

Architectural Analysis

Professor Jonathan Knowles

Spring 2018

Rhode Island School of Design, Department of Architecture

In Architectural Analysis, processes of drawing and representation act as an intermediary between observation, expression, and understanding, offering deep insights into works of architecture.

During the semester, Giuseppe Terragni’s Asilo Sant’Elia, built in Como, Italy in1936 under the rule of the Fascist party in Italy, was analyzed in depth through a series of drawings that explore its architecture both from a formal and conceptual point of view. The drawings, which look at the building as a whole, take it apart and put it back together, are presented in chronological order.