I really enjoyed, studying at Studium Architecturae - Academy Interior Design Florence for my Master in Interior design.
One of the finest and most satisfying adventures of my life so far was the time I spent in Florence. I visited Italy in 2012 and I fell in love with the country. I was charmed by its beauty and it gave me the inspiration to pursue architecture and design in college.
I decided that I wanted to do it as my profession. In 2018, after I graduated from architecture, the only thing on my mind was to go back to Italy, but this time as an architect. Since my passion is history and Florence is rich in it, I felt that it’s the perfect city to study in.
My experience at Academy Interior Design Florence
My experience to go abroad, to Italy is to study in Studium Architecturae - Florence Design School. I‘m an architect from Turkey, my main goal was to improve my architecture practice. I knew what my deficiencies were in my studies. During the Master in Interior Design I found an opportunity to be able to focus on the lack of my architecture and interior design knowledge with the help of the professors.
I've learned a lot of new things that I did not had the chance to learn during my studies in college. It was really valuable for me to design everything by thinking about every detail. Experiencing the language of shape, importance of light, sketching and even drawing techniques gave me a new approach and a new way of thinking. It is a privilege to be able to work with professors who are professionals at their job and willing to teach.
One of the most important things about Studium Architectura- Florence Design Academy is that it is an international design academy which allowed me to experience to work with people from different countries. Learning to collaborate with different people from different cultures and backgrounds enriched my mind and my architectural knowledge. I had met a lot of great people who I can now call my friends. It is a good feeling to be gathered with people who have the same purpose and goal.
My Florentine Design and Architecture Adventure
There are a lot of places to see in Florence. Palaces, churches, parks, squares and museums. It is amazing how the city is related with history. It is unbelievable how the city has a relationship with art. There is always an event for people to join and experience.
Moreover life in Florence is dynamic. Florence is a really good city with nice and kind people. I cannot even count how many people I greet on the streets in a day. It is a very crowded city and has a lot of students. It is good to have someone in the same position with you. It makes you feel safe and makes you not to feel alone anymore.
The last but not the least is the food. Italian restaurants are one of the best. To take a break and enjoy Italian food is one great pleasure to experience.
Course and workshop :
Interior Design Master Experience
I also had a chance to join different courses and workshops in interior design during my studies in Studium Architecturae - Florence Design School.
During the first workshop, I had a chance to learn more about the materials used a lot in Florence, which is lime, and also had the chance to learn how to use and prepare them. During this Interior design experience we designed our own flowerpots to make this experience more useful and memorable. We got to know how to give a shape and how to color them.
Another workshop was about the international fair called Marmomac placed in Verona.
I had the chance to experience the materials and the techinques to use them. The Marmomac fair was a material course for us. We had a chance to experience materials in real life and get information from the professionals. I learned how to use them both interior and exterior design. Because that was an international fair we had a chance to compare the materials from different countries.
Lastly I consider this months as a great opportunity to get in touch with a new culture and people. I believe that it strongly enriched my future studies and helped me to have a better prospective in my career and it was a good experience for me to get to know different approaches for Architecture and Interior Design. It really helped me to understand the role of architect in a global scale.
What makes this experience extra special is because it happened in a country which inspired me to discover my biggest dream – to be an architect. I am forever grateful for the unforgettable experience that I had in Florence in Studium Architecturae - Florence Interior Design Academy.