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Edwin Maldonado

Country: USA
Course: Architectural Design
Program: One-Year Course
Period: May 2, 2023 – Dec 7, 2023

Ciao! My name is Edwin, I recently just graduated from the University of Bridgeport in Ct, USA. I now have a bachelors in science in interior design and I am here to study Architecture.

May. 30, 2023 | Posted in Reports, Interior Design , | Tags:, Reporter: Edwin Maldonado | Course: Interior Design

Architectural Design One-Year Course (#2) – Edwin M.

For my second week in Florence, it was pretty simple, until the weekend. I had my first logo design class on Tuesday. Basically we just sketched up ideas for our logo, our brand, and I have some ideas but I am not set on any yet. Daniella and I also explored Florence during the week and we found some diamonds in the rough. We found a nice cafe that was hidden behind a library, vintage stores, and I finally found myself a record store. I like to collect records back at home and that is not going to stop while I am here. We also went grocery shopping, I cooked, then on Friday, we went to Rome. I visited some family and Daniella and I explored. On Saturday we met up with our professor from back in the states. He took us to the MAXXI Museum and Villa Giulia, and the Villa really inspired me to add some elements to my own project. Before we left, I actually changed the whole skeleton of my project and I am more happy with how it looks now. We ended our trip at a bar called “Freni E Frizioni” and went for some KFC.
Architectural Design blogNew Villa skeleton
Architectural Design blogDuring our logo class, my favorite store back in the states: Target, came up as an example.
Architectural Design blogVintage store we found
Architectural Design blog“Move On” Record Store
Architectural Design blogMe cooking
Architectural Design blogFinally found a wine window!
Architectural Design blogColosseum
Architectural Design blogMAXXI Museum
Architectural Design blogVilla Giulia
Architectural Design blogDrinks at the bar


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