model made in collaboration with Minh Le and Longney Luk
In the beginning of Carnegie Mellon University's 2016 Freshman Fall semester, groups of three students were given a single building to thoroughly research, discovering general written information and architectural drawings of the building.
The building prompted to us was Villa Giulia, a Mannerist "villa" in Rome, Italy, constructed from approximately 1551-1553 by Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Giorgio Varasi, and Michelangelo. Barozzi designed the main housing of the villa while Ammannati and Vasari overlooked the construction of the nymphaeum as well as the garden. Michelangelo worked mostly on adding decorations and statues within the constructed building.
The students were then assigned to individually hand-draft a plan, section, elevation, and exploded axonometric drawing to scale on vellum. The plan, section, and elevation were drafted on two sheets of 12"X24" vellum, one for the plan and another for both the section and elevation, while the axonometric drawing was drafted on a sheet of 24'X36" vellum.
Finally, a model was constructed as a group with 2-ply museum board on a corrugated cardboard base.