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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2017/2018
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Baglione Chiara , Cazzani Alberta , Ferrari Massimo
Cfu 12.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio

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

Programma comune

The aim of the Studio is the learning of the architectural design fundamentals, of the theoretical, analytical, historical and instrumental knowledge that allows getting to the design synthesis through the definition of architectural form, and to its representation through the drawing tool, expressive mode of the discipline. Student learns design skills, judgment and control of the quality of spaces and volumes in the different phases of the project, from conception to its formal definition, through the study of the relationship with site, urban history, functions, construction techniques and chosen materials.

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

Detailed Program and Expected Learning Results

 During this workshop the students are guided to the definition of a project of architecture that is the synthesis of their knowledge, understanding and representation of reality.

The design process is guided by the awareness of the need for a theory, for a general vision that can be shared, for a transmissible method, for a practice of analysis and study, for the assessment of the adequacy of the results. Starting from in-depth analyses and comparisons with known models, the project should reflect the other possible interpretations.

Comparison and assessment: these are the terms within which the project should be defined through a process that starts with a solid knowledge of the subject and pushes the interpretation towards new sharing and adequacy criteria. The study of examples from the past highlights the relationship and the complicated connections among topic, typology and building, in the attempt to set a value that determines the quality of the case study. Critique is used as an assessment tool and guides every choice, forcing a constant clarification of objectives and the quest for a meaningful correspondence between the idea and its representation.

 The topic is the design of a building for museum use with urban significance within the town and dialoguing with the existing buildings, which in some cases require requalification. The design process focuses on the typological variation of open-plan and arcade buildings according to the peculiarities of the chosen topic and on their composition into an organic design. Through the study of selected spaces in Milan and Mantua, representing as many variations of the contemporary idea of museum, it will be possible to identify the reasons and the relationships that, in that specific town and area, can turn a design into a solid experience.

During the whole semester particular attention will be paid to the study and discussion of subject-specific theoretic topics and to the necessary cross-curricular research. The contents of the courses “History of Architecture” and “Landscape Preservation” are consistent with the topics of this workshop as they both include frontal and practical lectures on the topic of museums and exhibition spaces.



Landscape Preservation Program

The workshop is focused on conservation and valorization of historically designed landscapes.

The workshop considers areas that are the result of a the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors, where historic centers are connected with architectures and cultural sites, road system, hydrographic features, agricultural settlement and natural/scenic areas.

The project approach is to conserve the historic stratification and to define new compatible plans and uses, identifying the ways to mitigate alteration impacts, to requalificate degraded areas, to enhance natural, historic and cultural values, to improve documentary and educational options and to manage new tasks and opportunities.


Training goals

Seventy years ago the concept of landscape was an aesthetic perception of “Natural Beauty”. Today this definition has expanded to include human activities, so landscape now means “an area as perceived by people, whose character is the result of the action and interaction of natural and/or human factors” (European Landscape Convention, 2000).

Natural and cultural features must be analyzed to manage, valorize and rehabilitate outstanding and ordinary landscapes in their dynamic changing.

From the evolution of the landscape concept, the course will consider:

-methodologies to read and evaluate landscape typologies and features involving historic, perceptive and constructive components;

- analysis of different kind of ordinary and extraordinary landscapes, like agricultural landscapes, linear landscapes, peri-urban landscapes, examining decay and transformation problems and understanding social needs and functional options;

- currently landscape preservation theory and practice in order to conserve the historic stratification and to define new compatible plans and uses (identifying the ways to mitigate alteration impacts, to requalificate degraded areas, to enhance natural, historic and cultural values, to improve documentary and educational options and to manage new projects and opportunities);

- Italian preservation laws and international landscape preservation code;

- examples of Italian and international landscape preservation guidelines and treatment plans, involving conservation, valorization, rehabilitation approaches.


Education Structure

Through lectures, seminaries, group and individual reviews the students will understand the importance of preserving and managing historic landscapes and will learn analysis tools, conservation and reuse methodologies to develop a landscape preservation plan.

In connection with the courses of Architectural design and History of Architecture the students (working in small groups) will develop a project that will consider landscape preservation/valorization, architectural design and urban/architectural history.


Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione


Attendance is obligatory. This workshop focuses on analysis, critique and design. The workshop comprises theoretical lectures, group discussions, hand-on activities, and periodic collective reviews of the project. The lectures are structured in order to provide an overview of the disciplinary aspects of architecture focusing on the proposed topic and trying to find a connection with other subjects.

The final assessment will be based on the individual evaluation of exam consists in an individual evaluation of the student’s knowledge on the workshop topics, and on a group discussion on the project designed during the semester.


Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaAldo Rossi, L'architettura della citta', Editore: Quodlibet, Anno edizione: 2011, ISBN: 9788874624096

prima edizione Marsilio 1966

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaAdolf Loos, Parole nel vuoto, Editore: Adelphi, Anno edizione: 1972, ISBN: 9788845900778
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaGiovanni Pinna, Lanfranco Binni, Musei, Editore: Garzanti, Anno edizione: 1980, ISBN: 9788811473183
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMassimo Ferrari, Per un'idea di museo. 15 progetti di laurea per Milano e Siracusa, Editore: Mup Editore, Anno edizione: 2014, ISBN: 978-88-7847-481-9
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaSergio Polano, Mostrare. L'allestimento in Italia dagli anni Venti agli anni Ottanta, Editore: Lybra immagine, Anno edizione: 2000, ISBN: 88-8223-039-2
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaAldo Rossi, Autobiografia Scientifica, Editore: Il Saggiatore, Anno edizione: 2011, ISBN: 9788842815990

prima edizione italiana Pratiche Editrice 1990

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaThe European Landscape Convention - 2000 http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cultureheritage/heritage/landscape/default_en.asp
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaAA.VV., Paesaggi periurbani: Linee guida paesaggistiche per il governo del territorio â¿" Periurban Landscapes: Landscape planning guidelines. Linee Guida â¿" Guidelines Pays.Med-Urban 03, Regione Lombardia DG Sistemi Verdi e Paesaggio , Struttura Paesaggio. Pays Med Urban, Milano, 2011, particularly: A.Cazzani, Consideration on Landscape Preservation and Management, pp.8-17; http://www.reti.regione.lombardia.it/shared/ccurl/305/603/RL_Bassa_IT.pdf

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