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Summary Teaching Assignment
Academic Year 2014/2015
School School of Architecture and Society
Course 093384 - ARCHITECTURAL PRESERVATION STUDIO
Cfu 14.00 Type of Course Laboratory
Lecturers: Titolare (Co-titolari) Friso Isabella, Luciani Andrea, Canziani Andrea

Programme Track From (included) To (excluded) Name of Section Course
Arc - Urb - Cost (Mag.)(ord. 270) - MI (1136) ARCHITETTURAE12AZZZZA093384 - ARCHITECTURAL PRESERVATION STUDIO

Detailed program and learning outcomes

The Architectural Preservation Studio A is about the conservation of XXth century architectural heritage

During the semester the students will develop a comprehensive conservation project on a modernist architecture: the Collegi Universitari in Urbino, designed by Giancarlo De Carlo between 1962 and 1983.

 The Studio will provide:

- the logic of a design method capable of achieving a balance between conscious new needs and the reality of the signs that are layered history and identity of the object;

- the logic of permanence and change that every project involves: completeness / fragmentation, authentic / original selection / stratification, new / old;

- the methodological tools for re-thinking and a problem-solving approach (rather than pre-fab technical solutions);

- the tools to develop and prepare technical drawings and technical papers of a conservation project.

In the first part of the semester the students will develop a deep knowledge of the case study trough documental researches, analysis of historical documentation, direct observation, survey and the study of all the tangible and intangible features of the monument. The first part of the semester will be dedicated to the study of conservation theories and the comprehension of the theoretical positions in the current debate on preservation, as well. In the second part of the semester we will deal with the strengths and the weaknesses of the case study, with the problems and the decay that affect its conservation. Using the conceptual and operational tools learned during the lessons and during the discussion we’ll have in class and the individual study, every group of students will be able to develop and apply a coherent strategy of intervention. 

To deal with this assignement the students will also get the contribution of the modules of  “Architectural Analysis and Representation” and “Museology, Art and Restoration Criticism”. In "Architectural Analisys and Representation" the student will deal with the theorical aspect of Representation’s Methods but also their application directly on the study case. Lectures will concern the representation of architecture, the organization of an architectural survey. The aim is giving to the students advanced concepts about Representation’s Method but also the sensibility to organize and carry out a correct survey, bringing out all the characteristics of the building, in a critic way. In “Museology, Art and Restoration Criticism” the students will learn about the classical and the contemporary conservation theories. Lectures will concern the historical evolution and the different philosphical approaches to restoration in the last two centuries. The aim is giving to the students the methodological tools for developing their own conservation strategy applied to the study case.

PLEASE, NOTE: on the one hand the subject of XX century archiecture conservation will give the opportunity to understand and manage all the complexity and contradictions in the contemporary preservation realm and it is very challenging for real architects, but on the other hand please CONSIDER that this Studio needs a strong commitment and the ability to develop autonomous researches. 


Notes on methods of assessing

The project will be developed in small groups (about 4 people) but the final exam will be individual. During the semester we’ll have several reviews group by group. There will be a mid-term and a final presentation about your project that will influence your final mark. At the end of the semester you’ll deliver a book on the case study and a methodological report.

The oral examination (individual!) will be based on the lectures, on the bibliography, on the project developed by your own group. The evaluation (and the mark) will be based on the individual workflow during the semester, on the marks you got in presentations and in the test on restoration criticisms, on the quality of the final project and on the individual knowledge of conservation theories.

Please note that the use/study of texts is part of the design process activities and it is not expected only for the mere purpose of the oral. For this reason, in the first half of the semester, we are going to have a test on the bibliography. Please note that study of the bibliography is compulsory.


Bibliography
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriade la Torre, Marta, Assessing the Values of Cultural Heritage, Editore: The Getty Conservation Institute, Anno edizione: 2002 available on line
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaJokilehto, Jukka, A History of Architectural Conservation, Editore: Butterwort/Heinemann, Anno edizione: 1999 http://www.iccrom.org/pdf/iccrom_05_historyofconservation00_en.pdf
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaStanley Price, N., Kirby Talley, M., Melucco Vaccaro, A., Historical and philosophical issues in the conservation of cultural heritage, Editore: The Getty Conservation Institute, Anno edizione: 1996, ISBN: 0892362502
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMuñoz Viñas, S., Contemporary theory of conservation, Editore: Routledge, Anno edizione: 2005, ISBN: 978-0750662246
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaBenjamin Walter, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Editore: Penguin, Anno edizione: 2008, ISBN: 978-0141036199
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaSalter Peter, Patine et vieillissement/L'Architecture d'aujourd'hui, Fascicolo: 7/2000, nr. 331
Note:

Read: pp. 58-63

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaAndrieux Jean-Yves., Chevallier Fabienne (eds.), La réception de l'architecture du Mouvement moderne: Image, usage, héritage, Editore: Publications de l'Université, Saint-Étienne [VII International Docomomo Conference Proceedings], Anno edizione: 2005, ISBN: 2862723738
Note:

Read: Kuipers Marieke, Fairy Tales and Fair Practice, Considering Conservations, Image and Use

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMarkgraf Monika, Archaologie Der Moderne/Archaeology of Modernism: Sanierung Bauhaus Dessau/Renovation Bauhaus Dessau, Editore: Jovis, Dessau, Anno edizione: 2007, ISBN: 978-3936314830
Note:

Read: pp.47-65

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMacDonald, Susan, Normandin, Kyle and Kindred B. (eds.), Conservation of Modern Architecture , Editore: Donhead, Shaftesbury, Anno edizione: 2007, ISBN: 9781873394847
Note:

Read: Allan, John, Points of Balance: Patterns of Practice in the Conservation of Modern Architecture, pp.13-46.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriavan den Heuvel Dirk, Mesman Marten, Quist Wido, Lemmens Bert (eds.), The Challenge of Change. Dealing with the Legacy of the Modern Movement , Editore: IOS Press, Amsterdam, [Proceedings of the 10th International Docomomo Conference 2008], Anno edizione: 2008, ISBN: 9781586039172
Note:

Read: Casciato Maristella, Modern Architecture is Durable: Using Change to Preserve , p.xiii

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriavan den Heuvel Dirk, Mesman Marten, Quist Wido, Lemmens Bert (eds.), The Challenge of Change. Dealing with the Legacy of the Modern Movement, Editore: IOS Press, Amsterdam, [Proceedings of the 10th International Docomomo Conference 2008], Anno edizione: 2008, ISBN: 9781586039172
Note:

Read: Vanlaethem France, Poisson Cèline, Questioning Material/Conceptual Authenticity, pp.127-130.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaCanziani Andrea (ed.), Planned Conservation of XX Century Architectural Heritage, Editore: Electa, Milano, Anno edizione: 2009, ISBN: 9788837073848
Note:

Read: Canziani, Andrea, On the edge of modern heritage conservation, pp. 38-47

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaApproaches for the Conservation of Twentieth-Century Architectural Heritage, Madrid Document 2011 http://icomos-isc20c.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/madriddocumentenglish.pdf
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaPrudon Theodore, The Modern Movement and Sustainability: Yesterday, Today and in the Future/docomomo Journal, Anno edizione: 2011, Fascicolo: nr. 44 (Modern and sustainable)
Note:

pp.4-7

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaArrhenius Thordis, The Fragile Monument: On Alois Riegl's Modern Cult of Monuments, Editore: Nordic Journal of Architectural Research, Anno edizione: 2003
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaCasciato Maristella, D'Orgeix Emilie (eds.), Modern Architecture. The rise of a Heritage, Editore: Mardaga, Wavre, Anno edizione: 2012, ISBN: 978-2804701086
Note:

Read: Macdonald Susan, Conserving the Modern in the Twenty-First Century, pp.149-156.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaHubert-Jan Henket, Hilde HeynenHubert-Jan Henket (eds.), Back from Utopia: The Challenge of the Modern Movement, Editore: 010 Publishers,, Anno edizione: 2002, ISBN: 978-9064504839
Note:

Read: Hubert-Jan Henket, Back from Utopia: The Challenge of the Modern Movement, pp. 8-17

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaHubert-Jan Henket, Hilde HeynenHubert-Jan Henket (eds.), Back from Utopia: The Challenge of the Modern Movement, Editore: 010 Publishers, Anno edizione: 2002, ISBN: 978-9064504839
Note:

Read: Rem Koolhaas, Miestakes, pp. 238-251


Software used
No software required

Didactic forms
Type of didactic form Teaching hours
lesson
65.0
training
46.0
project laboratory
72.0

Information in English to support internationalization
Course offered in English
Textbook/Bibliography available in English
It is possible to take the examination in English

Note Professor
schedaincarico v. 1.10.0 / 1.10.0
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23/07/2024