Ghesc, a small beautiful town outside of Domodossla, Italy is brimming with potential.
This two week course in Italy will offer students experience in preservation, restoration, and adaptive re-use of historic vernacular masonry buildings in the Piedmont region. The site is the abandoned village of Ghesc, near Domodossola.
Join Giocondo Susini and me as we restore ancient stone homes, and explore the country-side of Italy.
Students will analyze and document existing structures and devise strategies and designs for the re-use of selected buildings while maintaining their historic features. Studio design time will be supplemented with hands-on construction on projects within the village.
Food and lodging are included in tuition. Filed trips off-site, guided by an amazing architectural historian, will be scheduled to parallel and enhance the main work of the course.
Sign up for this fourteen day class through the Yestermorrow Design/Build School. Or through the button at the end of this page!
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