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 builidng to thoroughly research, including general information and discovering various drawings of the building such as sections, elevations, paralines, etc. as a group.
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 ammanati, giorgio vasari, and michelangelo. barozzi designed the main housing of the villa while ammanti and vasari overlooked the construction of the nymphaeum as well as the garden. michelangelo worked mostly to add decorations and statues within the constructed building.
the students were then assigned to individually hand-draft a plan, section, elevation, and paraline to scale on vellum. the plan, section, and elevation were drafted on two sheets of 12”x 24” vellum, one for the plan and another for both the section and elevation, while the paraline was drafted on a sheet of 24”x 36” vellum.
finally, a scaled model was constructed as a group with 2-ply museum board on a corrugated cardboard base.