Today marks the first in what I hope to be a continuing series of explorations of successful urban spaces. To get things going, I'll start by reaching back into the vault to grab a few analyses--gasp--I've already done. Future posts might be a little more blog-friendly. As it were, the initial analyses were documented somewhat on the fly during my '05 semester abroad. Exhibit A: a comparative analysis of two piazzi in Florence--Piazza S. Maria Novella and Piazza S. Spirito.
For reference, a site plan of central Florence, with the two areas under consideration highlighted:
Florence (Satellite Photo via Google Maps)
S. Maria Novella: Initial Documentation
Places of Repose
Elements that Extend
Completed in the Spring of 2005 for the SARUP Florence-Paris program with Professor Kyle Talbott.