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Studium Architecturae - Florence Design School:
A NEW CONCEPT OF DESIGN SCHOOL: The characteristic of our method is that theory is combined with practice on real jobs environment where every day, every hour, we subvert ourselves and the world!

STAR_ Studium Architecturae-Florence Design School is an architecture and design studio located in Florence's 'Via degli Artisti', a district known for its history of artistic production. We provide a Master of Interior & Furniture Design, Master of Architecture and Urban Design and short courses about these disciplines for locally-based and international students.

The school's unique identity derives from work on authentic projects with clients and suppliers - site inspections and on-site experience - together with visits to workshops, laboratories, factories and stores. The school aims to give its students an education at 360°, starting from an experience in the studio and on-site which will take everyone on their own journey to discover the essence, or heart, of reality.

OUR METHOD:

The students will participate in a real project within our firm. In fact we start  from the clients' requests and we try to understand what they really want and we attempt to discover their true identity. The reason for this is that we need to create the clients' universe in the given space (residential or store or exhibition). In order to fully understand the clients' fragmented desire and  needs, we must dedicate time to talk about them, both in the office and on site.

When we feel that we have gained an intimate knowledge of the clients and the spirit of the place (Genius Loci) we can begin to elaborate the three factors of composition:
a) Construction; b) Function; c) Beauty, that must come together to meet the clients' requests.

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Address: Via degli Artisti 18, Florence, Italy
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2022-08-19 were from:

Ireland; Tel Aviv, Israel; Coventry, UK / GB; Beirut, Lebanon; Groton ct, USA; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan; Tetovo, Macedonia; and more.
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