Italian and architecture

Who are they aimed at?

Our Italian and architecture program allows students to combine Italian language classes with an architecture course

Useful information

Start of the courses

To be agreed

Length

2 weeks

Lessons

40 group Italian classes (each lasting 45 minutes), 20 hours of architecture

Number of students

Up to 12 per class


Torre di Babele offers Italian and architecture courses in partnership with RUFA (Rome University of Fine Arts).

Italian language and culture course

The program includes 4 Italian language courses a day for students at all levels. Each class comprises up to 12 participants from around the world. Our method places particular emphasis on conversation, encouraging students to express themselves and communicate in Italian from the very beginning of the course.

Cost of the course

Architecture + Italian language course: 800€ (the price includes 40 Italian lessons, a textbook, access to the cultural program organised by the school and 18 hours of architecture studies).

This course does not require the payment of an enrolment fee

ACCOMMODATION

The school offers participants a variety of Single or double rooms in the center and close to the school for the duration of their course. If you would rather stay in a hotel or B&B, we would be happy to provide recommended contacts.

In collaboration with
RUFA - Rome University of Fine Arts
Via Benaco, 2 - 00199 Roma - Italia
Tel./Fax +39 06 85865917 rufa@unirufa.it www.unirufa.it

“Italian e architeture” 2016 Program

Italian and architecture experience in Rome: 3-Dimensional Graphic Recording

This program is offered in cooperation with the DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE, ‘ROMA ‘TRE’ UNIVERSITY.

Course dates: July 17 to 28 2017

Location: Torre di Babele Language School and the Department of Architecture, ‘Roma Tre’ University

Minimum course participants: 10

Registration deadline: June 24 for the course starting on July 17.

General program

This new special program consists in two courses: Italian language and 3-Dimensional Graphic Recording. The Italian language course provides an intensive program of lessons, offered at all learning levels, and takes place during the mornings. The 3D graphic recording course takes place in the afternoons of the second program week.

Lessons on the study of the Italian language are geared to the specific level of each participant, from beginner to highly advanced. Afternoon sessions in the program’s second week provide basic knowledge in the use of new digital technologies for architectural and archeological recording. This part of the program is conducted in Italian with assistance in English. Participants improve their professional and technical skills, while gaining insight into the philosophies, methodologies and realities of studies and work in architecture, archeology and conservation-restoration in Italy.

Techniques and instruments for 3D documentation and imaging in archeology and architecture

The course objective is to provide basic knowledge in the use of new digital technologies for archeological and architectural documentation. The program is suited for students and graduates in architecture, archeology and engineering, with specialties in cultural heritage..

Course topics include integrated documentation, 3D documentation (Image-based modelling), photogrammetry, and preparation of photo-quality digital modelling. Theoretical and methodological lessons are presented through case studies of existing projects implemented by the course instructors. Practical sessions are conducted at the Rome Imperial Forums Archeological Area. Working in groups of three to four, the stu­dents are jointly responsible for completion of all aspects of archeological-architectural documentation for a site location: digital documentation, imaging and 3D modelling.

All course participants must provide their own personal computer (Windows 7/8 or Mac with Parallels Desktop). The University of Rome ‘Tre’ provides the necessary soft­ware. Students will also have access to the Department of Architecture Informatics Lab.

The total course duration is 20 hours, including lecture and practical sessions over the course of five days, Monday to Friday.

PROGRAM:

Day 1   Theory:
Integrated documentation and photogrammetry (4h)
Day 2   Data acquisition:
Photogrammetric and traditional graphic documentation (4h )
Day 3   Practical:
Data processing, restitution and interpretation (4h)
Day 4   Theory and practical:
Three-dimensional modeling (4h)
Day 5   Output:
PowerPoint and poster presentations (4h)

Information:
michele.zampilli@uniroma3.it  
mauro.saccone@uniroma3.it  

Course instructors:

Michele Zampilli
Associate Professor (Architectural Conservation-Restoration)

Marco Canciani
Associate Professor (Architectural Drafting and Design)

Mauro Saccone
Teaching fellow (Teaching fellow, Architectural Drafting and Design)

Costs

COURSE FEE: 800 €

The fees include: course in Italian language and culture (40 lessons), registration fees, text book and participation in the school-organized cultural program; course in architectural and archeological recording (five days, four hours of classroom and practical sessions per day); certificate of attendance.

Accommodation service

Torre di Babele School offers assistance for reservation of single or double-occupancy rooms in central areas of Rome, near the course locations. The following possibilities are available:

Rooms shared with italian families or other students - shared bath and kitchen 

2 weeks single room: 300 € / 2 weeks double room: 205 € per person

Rooms in Bed and Breakfast - private bath, breakfast included 
Single room:  50 € - 60 € per night / double room: 40 € - 45 € per person per night

Rooms in 3-star hotel - private bath, breakfst included 
Single room:  75 € - 108 € per night / double room: 45 € - 63 € per person per night

Rooms in 4-star hotel - private bath, breakfst included

Single room:  118 € per night / double room: 90 € per person per night 

“Architecture course: past, present and future” Program 2016

Architecture course: past, present and future

We offer this combination of an architecture course and Italian language learning in partnership with “ARCHITALIA - Art and Architeture in Italy – in Sao Paolo, Brazil – and the ‘ROMA TRE’ facuòty of architecture.

The course: Past, Present and Future 16-22 April 2016

Rediscover Rome by studying its architectural trends: take a closer look at the past developments, present innovations and future projections of this, the birthplace of world architecture.

The course offers a broad overview of some of the most interesting topics available to architecture students. Participants will have the opportunity to visit buildings designed by famous architects like Richard Meyer and Zaha Hadid, and to come into contact with Italian companies that produce the material and technology used in civil construction.

This is a 7-day intensive program that offers students insight into ancient Rome but also into the city’s current urban development and future possibilities. It combines theory and practice, and participants have the chance to experience all the content first-hand.

Program:

Saturday 16 April:
10:00 - 10:30 – Introduction to the program 10:30 - 12:00 – Visit to the Pantheon
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 19:00 – Visit to Rome’s historical center
19:30 - Dinner

Sunday 17 April:
09:00 - 12:00 – Visit to historical sites in the center of Rome 1
3:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 19:00 - Visit to historical sites in the center of Rome
19:30 - Dinner

Monday 18 April:
09:00 - 13:00 – Theory lesson
Topic: Archaeological and architectural restoration
Projects, tecniques and materials for contemporary architectural restoration.
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 18:00 – Guided tour of a restoration lab
19:30 – Dinner

Tuesday 19 April
09:00 - 13:00 – Theory lesson
Topic: restoration in contemporary architecture
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 18:00 - Guided tour of a restoration lab
19:30 - DInner

Wednesday 20 Aprile
09:00 - 13:00 - Seminar
Topic: New technologies – part 1
Conference on technology used in architecture.
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 18:00 – Visit to “Maxxi” museum, designed by Zaha Hadid
19:30 - Dinner

Thursday 21 April
09:00 - 13:00 – Theory lesson - Lighting
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 18:00 – Visit to the Sistine Chapel
19:30 - Dinner

Friday 22 April
09:00 - 13:00 – Conference – part 2
Topic: Avant-garde materials used in building
13:00 - 14:00 - Lunch
14:00 - 18:00 – Visit to “Dio Padre Misericordioso” Church, deisgned by Richard Meyer
19:30 – Dinner

Cost

Option I – Premium package - 16 to 23 April 2016

The price includes:

  • “Roma Tre” University course – PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE (including guided tours) Learning material
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Accommodation
  • Food (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Public transport in Rome
  • Guided museum visits in Rome (including tickets)

Price: 2,900.00 €

Option II –Basic package - 18 to 22 April 2016

The price includes:

  • “Roma Tre” University course – PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE (including guided tours) Learning material
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Food (snacks and lunch)
  • Public transport in Rome

Price: 1,900.00 €

You can combine the architecture course with an Italian course before or after the program.

Italian language and culture course

Price:

1 WEEK: 20 GROUP LESSONS, MAX 12 PARTICIPANTS - 4 Italian language lessons, Monday through Friday.

Every Italian course is accompanied by a fascinating cultural program (guided tours, seminars, lessons on cooking and Italian wines, etc).

Accomodation in central areas in apartments shared with Italians or with other students. Shared bathroom and kitchen.

Arrival: Sunday - Departure: Saturday after the course

Italian language course + single room: 390 €

Italian language course +double room: 340 € per person

2 WEEKS: 40 GROUP LESSONS, MAX 12 PARTICIPANTS Monday through Friday.

Every Italian course is accompanied by a fascinating cultural program (guided tours, seminars, lessons on cooking and Italian wines, etc).

Accomodation in central areas in apartments shared with Italians or with other students. Shared bathroom and kitchen.

Arrival: Sunday - Departure: Saturday after the course

Italian language course + single room: 724 €

Italian language course + double room: 629 € per person

Dates:

1 WEEK: 11-15 April 2016; 26-29 April 2016

2 WEEKS: 4-15 April 2016 26 April + 6 May 2016

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Useful information

Start of the courses

To be agreed

Length

2 weeks

Lessons

40 group Italian classes (each lasting 45 minutes), 20 hours of architecture

Number of students

Up to 12 per class