Risorse bibliografiche
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa
Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Goidanich Sara , Pistidda Sonia
Cfu 8.00 Tipo insegnamento Corso Integrato

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

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The course aims to provide to the students the necessary knowledge, both theoretical and technical, to act on the existing built heritage in a conscious way and it wants to illustrate, also through specific thematic seminars, the tools and the most advanced technologies for the preservation of historical architecture.

The different modules, Theories of Restoration and Materials in Architecture, that compose the course, will intersect, during the lessons and classroom exercises, the two fundamental topics: on the one hand the project for the existing built; on the other hand materials and technologies for an active and preventive preservation.

The meeting point for the systematization of the acquired knowledge will be the practical exercise that will have to include and analyze both issues.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

The student will be able to:

- Know and deal the main issues of theory and history of restoration in direct relationship with the project for the existing built heritage;

- Know and deal the issues and problems related to the materials and their preservation;

- Understand and apply the acquired knowledge, with particular reference to: the theoretical foundations for the preservation of historical heritage; the materials for the preservation of the existing buildings; the concepts of durability, reversibility, compatibility and recognizability in the new intervention for the existing architecture. 

-Apply the acquired knowledge about the methodological issues and technologies for the preservation of the existing buildings;

-Face with problems and identify solutions for the intervention on the existing built heritage.


Argomenti trattati

Design for the existing built environment means taking care of this heritage, recognizing it as a resource and acting to promote the preservation and transformation. This requires the refinement of a new listening and vision skills in order to develop a deep knowledge process to operate in a conscious way.

Specific topics:

- History and theory of restoration for the intervention on existing built;

- The concepts of durability, reversibility, compatibility and recognizability related to the intervention for the existing architecture and to the materials;

- The preservation project: steps and methods;

- The protection of cultural heritage: national and international laws and charters;

- The interaction between materials and environment;

- Materials decay problems;

- Degradation of traditional materials: causes and effects;

- General criteria for the choice of materials to be used in the intervention;

- Innovative treatments for the consolidation and protection of stone materials;

- Investigation methods for the surface diagnostics.

 The practical exercise will permit to systematize and apply, through a critical reflection on a specific case study, the theoretical contents of the lessons.


Bachelor’s Degree in the classes required for the admission to the Master Degree.

Modalità di valutazione

Only for the attending students, the exam will also include a practical exercise based on the selection and in depth analysis of a project case study with the purpose to apply the acquired knowledge in both contribution of the course and stimulate discussion and the active participation of all students. The final mark will be the result of a weighted average of the evaluations obtained in the practical exercises, in the oral discussion and in the written tests.

The ongoing exercise will be periodically presented to the all class followed by a collective discussion with teachers and the other students.

Non-attending students will sustain an oral and written test referring to the program and bibliography provided by teachers. A specific bibliography will be provided to the students who will request it to fill any gaps.

During the exam, the students will have to:

- Demonstrate to expose the acquired knowledge with an appropriate and correct vocabulary;

- Demonstrate to know the topics developed during the course, in particular:

  • the theoretical and technical tools for the preservation and design for the existing built heritage,
  • the issues related to the use of materials and preservation techniques;
  • the theoretical basis for the intervention on the existing buildings;
  • concepts of compatibility, durability, reversibility and recognizability in the intervention for the existing architecture;
  • the interaction between existing building and new materials from a theoretical and practical point of view.

- Demonstrate the critical capacity to use the tools of the course.

- Propose independently conceptual links among the different topics covered by the teaching modules.


Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaL. Toniolo, M. Boriani, G. Guidi, Built Heritage: Monitoring, Conservation, Management, Editore: Springer International Publishing Switzerland, Anno edizione: 2015, ISBN: 978-3-319-08532-6
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaInternational charters for conservation and restoration http://www.icomos.org/en/charters-and-texts
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaIllustrated glossary on stone deterioration patterns http://www.icomos.org/publications/monuments_and_sites/15/pdf/Monuments_and_Sites_15_ISCS_Glossary_Stone.pdf
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaWilliam G. Foulks, Historic Building Facades, The Manual of Maintenance and rehabilitation, Editore: Preservation Press and Jhon Wiley & Sons, Anno edizione: 1997, ISBN: 0-471-14415-0
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaEric May and Mark Jones, Conservation Science, Heritage Materials, Editore: RSC Publishing, Anno edizione: 2006, ISBN: 978-0-85404-659-1
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaE.M Winler, Stone in Architecture, Properties, Durability. Third Edition, Editore: Springer-Verlag Publishing, Anno edizione: 1994, ISBN: 3-540-57626-6
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaC.V. Horie, Materials for conservation, Organic consolidants, adhesives and coatings, Editore: Butterworth-Heinemann, Anno edizione: 1987, ISBN: 0750608811
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaLuca Bertolini, Bernhard Elsener, Pietro Pedeferri, Rob B. Polder, Corrosion of Steel in Concrete: Prevention, Diagnosis, Repair, Editore: Wiley Online Library, Anno edizione: 2005, ISBN: 9783527308002
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaDepartment of the Interior, The Preservation of Historic Architecture, The U.S. Government's Official Guidelines for Preserving Historic Homes, Editore: The Lyon Press, Anno edizione: 2004, ISBN: 1-59228-126-5
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaP. Dillmann, D. Wtkinson, E. Angelini and A. Adriaens, Corrosion and conservation of cultural heritage metallic artefacts, Editore: Published for the European Federation of Corrosion by Woodhead Publishing Limited, Anno edizione: 2013, ISBN: 978-1-78242-154-2

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Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 80:00 120:00

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