Title page for ETD etd-3998-175559

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Scurfield, Michelle Hondal
Author's Email Address richard.scurfield@sybase.com
URN etd-3998-175559
Title How to Represent a Country in a Foreign Land: Italian Cancelleria
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture and Urban Studies
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Chair
Holt, Jaan Committee Member
Kagawa, Ronald M. Committee Member
Marand, Hervé L. Committee Member
Stuver, Daniel Committee Member
  • Cancelleria
  • Italian Embassy
  • Embassy
Date of Defense 1997-06-23
Availability unrestricted
It is my intention that the building be both sympathetic to

its urban and historic context and clear in the development

of a new identity for an embassy complex. The building

makes careful connections to the proportions and geometries

of classical Italian architecture, while establishing

landmark elements which are harmonious parts of a new urban

focus. Such connections are not abstract, but help to

engage the building in a lively conversation with its

historic context.

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