A UTSA College of Architecture Study Abroad Program

the piazza

Raguzzini: the late Baroque wall of surfaces, lines, and volumes

Piazza S. Ignazio – an extension of the geometry of the plan of S. Ignazio into the city to form a truly Baroque parvis

Piazza S. Ignazio – the oval from the side chapel…

Piazza S. Ignazio

Piazza S. Ignazio

Piazza S. Ignazio

S. Gallicano

S. Gallicano

S. Gallicano

S. Gallicano

S. Gallicano

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Carlo Rainaldi

S. Maria in Campitelli – the exterior is a bold relief of nested aediculae

S. Maria in Campitelli

S. Maria in Campitelli – The unorthodox plan lends itself very well to the intriguing development of Baroque space.  You proceed through a sequence of aediculae animated by the use of free-standing columns.

S. Maria in Campitelli

S. Maria in Campitelli

S. Maria in Campitelli

S. Maria in Campitelli

The Piazza del Popolo and Rainaldi’s “twin” churches, S. Maria di Montesanto (left) and S. Maria dei Mirocoli

 


da Cortona: the envelope of the sculpted wall

S. Maria in Via Lata (behind the church was our studio!)

Where the church meets the city, the wall becomes a vestibule, a porch that gathers and reconciles differences.

SS Luca e Martina

SS Luca e Martina – da Cortona’s deep sculpted wall on the interior

SS Luca e Martina

interior, SS Luca e Martina

S Maria della Pace – the extension of Baroque space out into the city

interior, S. Maria della Pace

interior, S. Maria della Pace – the church in miniature

One of our favorite restaurants – enveloped by Baroque space!