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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2016/2017
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Canziani Andrea , Friso Isabella , Solinas Simone
Cfu 14.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

The Architectural Preservation Studio A is about the conservation of XXth century heritage. The topic 2015/16 is the conservation and evolution of the modern landscape.

In the first part of the semester the students will work on desk research about architectural history, modernity and construction of landscape, and on direct observation, survey and analyses of all the tangible and intangible features of the selected case study. The first part of the semester will be also 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 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 a comprehensive conservation project, addressing the possible conservation and evolution of XX century landscape that they choose as case study.

To deal with these assignments the students will also get the contribution of the modules of “Architectural Analysis and Representation” and “Museology, Art and Restoration Criticism”. In "Architectural Analysis and Representation" the student will deal with the aspect of Representation’s Methods and also with their practical application. The aim is giving to the students advanced concepts about Representation’s Method as a critical tool for comprehension of the reality. 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 philosophical 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 case study.

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.

PLEASE, NOTE: on the one hand the subject of XX century conservation will give the opportunity to understand and manage all the complexity and contradictions in the realm of contemporary preservation and it is very inspiring, but on the other hand please CONSIDER that the Studio needs a strong commitment and the ability to develop autonomous researches on what is the modernity, modern society and the landscape, from the most famous designers to the anonymous and collective builders of landscapes. The case studies will be chosen among the most significant landscape in Northern Italy and it is supposed to be visited more than once, unfortunately the School cannot cover the travel and lodging expenses.

Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

The project will be developed in small groups (about 4 people). During the semester we’ll have several reviews group by group. At the end of the semester you’ll deliver a book on the case study.

The final exam is based:

  • on the case study book, evaluated for the quality of the final project and on the individual participation.
  • on individual oral examination, with questions of a theoretical nature on the course, mainly on conservation theories and questions aimed at highlight the student's ability to elaborate links between the various topics of the course and with previous teachings.

 The evaluation is aimed at verifying:

  • your knowledge and understanding of course topics, 
  • your ability in applying knowledge and understanding
  • your ability in making judgements
  • your communication skills
  • your learning skills

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 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 obbligatoriaBenjamin Walter, The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, Editore: Penguin, Anno edizione: 2008, ISBN: 978-0141036199
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMarshall Berman, All that is Solid Melts into Air, Editore: Penguin Publishers, Anno edizione: 1988
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaJames Corner, Recovering Landscape: Essays in Contemporary Landscape Architecture, Editore: Princeton Architectural Press, Anno edizione: 1999
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaCanziani Andrea (ed.), Planned Conservation of XX Century Architectural Heritage, Editore: Electa, Milano, Anno edizione: 2009, ISBN: 9788837073848
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaApproaches for the Conservation of Twentieth-Century Architectural Heritage, Madrid Document 2011 http://icomos-isc20c.org/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/madriddocumentenglish.pdf
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaMunoz Vinas,S., Contemporary theory of conservation, Editore: Routledge, Anno edizione: 2005, ISBN: 978-0750662246

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Note Docente
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 final exam. 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.
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