Book Review Editor, Nexus Network Journal
Area of study: Architecture and Mathematics Geographic area: Southern Europe
Sylvie Duvernoy is an architect, graduated from Paris University in 1982. She later participated in the Ph. D. program of the Architecture School of Florence University and was awarded the Italian degree of "Dottore di Ricerca" in 1998. After having taught architectural drawing for several years at the engineering and architecture faculties of Florence University, she recently began teaching in Ferrara and the Politecnico di Milano. The research carried forth since the beginning of the post-graduate studies mainly focus on the reciprocal influences between graphic mathematics and architecture. Architecture history shows that geometry and its related aesthetic symbolism were always present, hidden in architectural and urban design from antiquity to modern times. The way they were involved and the strength with which they were claimed, vary according to historical periods. These relationships have always been expressed by the means of the drawing: the major and unavoidable tool of the design process. The results of her studies were published and communicated in several International Meetings and Journals.
In addition to research and teaching, she always maintained a private professional activity. After having worked for a few years in the Parisian office of an international Swiss architecture firm, she is now partner of an associate office in Florence, the design projects of which cover a wide range of design problems, from remodeling and restoration to new constructions, in Italy and abroad.
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