Risorse bibliografiche
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa
Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2020/2021
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Cardani Giuliana , Iarossi Maria Pompeiana
Cfu 10.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio

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

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The aim of the Studio is to provide students with operational and conceptual tools necessary to elaborate a preservation project, facing methodological and theoretical aspects in a multidisciplinary approach. The teaching will be conducted on the base of an in situ surveying exercise on the case study of which will be recognised its proper characters, its evolution, and identified the diagnosis of the degradation of structures and materials.

With particular care will be analysed the constructive features of the historical building, by recognising construction techniques, structural elements, materials and their physical and mechanical characteristics, behaviour to climatic and microclimate conditions, to highlight their peculiarities and vulnerabilities.

Following the analytical phase, that is retained unmissable to make conscious design decisions, the conservation design is developed, taking into account new forms of compatible use, with the necessary adjustments to mutated needs.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi


- gain knowledge and understanding of the principles, the techniques and tools governing operations for conservation and restoration of architectural heritage;

- gain knowledge and understanding of advanced representation and surveying techniques and tools;

- are capable of analysing the architectural features, construction techniques and materials of existing heritage;

- are capable of developing designs for architectural and urban conservation and restoration, with full awareness of the historical and technical issues;

- are capable of applying representation and surveying tools in close relation to the prefiguration of the conservation and restoration project;

Argomenti trattati

The Architectural Preservation Studio is organized into two disciplines: Architectural Preservation (6 cfu), with Prof. G. Cardani and Survey and digital modelling (4 cfu) with Prof. M.P. Iarossi.

The course of Architectural Preservation approaches the preservation and compatible reuse project of historical architectural contexts, starting from the analysis and understanding of the context in its stratified dimension and urban, historical, physical and functional complexity, the assessment of the state of conservation of the building as well as the reuse requirements, restrictions, monitoring and regular maintenance requirements, to achieve a responsible, well-informed preservation and sustainable reuse design.

The studio is articulated in a theoretical-methodological part - organized over classroom lectures, interactive presentations and discussions - and a practical part organized in a series of visits and site-based guided ‘immersive’ practical studio exercises, which will enable students to actively approach the preservation project on a selected case study. The case study will be a historical building on which students will have to take full knowledge of its proper historical-architectural character, its evolution over the years and to identify the degradation of structures and materials. With special care, the constructive features of the historical building will be analysed, by recognising construction techniques, structural elements, materials and their physical and mechanical characteristics, behaviour to climatic and microclimate conditions, to highlight their peculiarities and vulnerabilities. Students will carry out their project in small groups (max 4 students for each group).

The theoretical part aims to allow students from different backgrounds to obtain the necessary basic cultural concepts and references and to reinforce operational tools to develop the preservation and reuse design, highlighting methodological approaches, the protagonists of the history of conservation, terminology as well as most current issues in the field of preservation, while presenting a series of case studies of preservation projects, which refer to the wide range of contexts, from urban to built heritage, both monumental and diffused.

The course of Survey and Digital Modeling will aim to provide the general methodologies and tools, including the most innovative ones, necessary for the description of an architectural phenomenon as a prerequisite for any intervention for the protection and enhancement of Heritage.

The teaching will be articulated by integrating theoretical lessons and practical exercises on the following thematic areas:
- Documenting and describing the architectural heritage. Graphic and photographic tools.
- Methodologies and procedures of the architectural survey, with specific reference to their application in the field of conservation.
- Three-dimensional modeling: general principles, operating procedures and applications.

For both courses, the materials relating to each lesson (complete with slides, specific bibliography and, when possible, any extracts from publications) will be available on the Beep platform.


No specific prerequisits.

Modalità di valutazione

The final exam is oral both for Architectural Preservation and for Survey and digital Modelling. The students can undergo the exam after submission of all the assignments realized during the course, following specific deadlines fixed by professors at the beginning of the course. The final project will be the starting point for an oral exam dealing with the topics studied in the course and on the related bibliography. The exam is mainly oriented toward assessing knowledge acquired by students and their capability comparing and contrasting theoretical issues and practical aspects of Architectural preservation and Survey and Digital Modelling. The exam also assesses how much the project solutions match the theoretical issues focused on during lectures.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaB. Feilden, Conservation of Historic Building, Editore: Elsevier, Anno edizione: 2003
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaA.A.V.V. (CIB W023 Commission Coordinator), Guide for the structural rehabilitation of heritage buildings, Editore: CIB Publication 335, Anno edizione: 2010 http://site.cibworld.nl/dl/publications/pub335.pdf
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaA.A. Hamid and M. Schuller, Assessment and retrofit of Masonry Structures, Editore: The Masonry Society, Anno edizione: 2019, ISBN: 978-1-929081-60-8

only some selected parts

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaL. Binda, G. Cardani, Seismic Vulnerability of Historic Centres. Handbook of Research on Seismic Assessment and Rehabilitation of Historic Structures, Editore: IGI Global, Anno edizione: 2005, ISBN: 9781466682870

Chapter 1, pages 1-29

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaICOMOS, The Nara document on authenticity, Editore: Icomos, Anno edizione: 1994 https://www.icomos.org/charters/nara-e.pdf
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaICOMOS, Principles for the recording of Monuments, groups of buildings and sites, Editore: Icomos, Anno edizione: 1996 https://www.icomos.org/charters/archives-e.pdf
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaICOMOS, COMOS-ISCS :Illustrated glossary on stone deterioration patternsGlossaire illustré sur les formes d'altération de la pierre, Editore: Icomos, Anno edizione: 2008 https://www.icomos.org/publications/monuments_and_sites/15/pdf/Monuments_and_Sites_15_ISCS_Glossary_Stone.pdf
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaICOMOS, Charter on Principles for analysis, conservation and structural restoration of Architectural Heritage, Editore: Icomos https://www.icomos.org/charters/structures_e.pdf
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaJ. Jokilehto, A History of Architectural Conservation, Editore: Butterwort/Heinemann, Anno edizione: 1986 https://www.icomos.org/charters/structures_e.pdf
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaRecommendations, ICOMOS, ICOMOS Charters https://www.icomos.org/en/resources/charters-and-texts

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 120:00 130:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese

Note Docente
schedaincarico v. 1.6.5 / 1.6.5
Area Servizi ICT