Re-imagining Krier

Spring 2012

This simple project takes Leon Krier’s facade from the Strada Novissima exhibition at the 1980 Venice Biennale and re-interprets it in light of his work since that date, offering a Casa Serenissima, where the sobriety and radicalism of his youth are replaced with optimism and even whimsy.  More than a stylistic shift, this new facade is really the re-presentation of an often misunderstood polemic, where modernity is garbed in history’s ‘serenity’.

Elective coursework under Robert A. M. Stern while at Yale University.

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