Risorse bibliografiche
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa
Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2014/2015
Scuola Scuola di Architettura e Società
Docente Anzani Anna , Del Curto Davide , Papi Daniele Giovanni
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

Aim of the course

Aim of the course is to provide students with the necessary tools for reading and understanding the layered nature of historical buildings in view of the defense of memory and the preservation of physical evidence of culture. Collective memory can allow to recover an awareness of our roots and our historical and environmental resources, and to develop a responsible and sustainable culture.

Both the intervention on "monumental" architecture and that on diffused built heritage is highly complex and often has to balance conflicting requirements such as those dictated by safety, conservation and enhancement. In particular, it should be addressed to balance fundamental restoration issues like the aesthetic and the historical instances, not neglecting the psychological one, the key role of which is to reinstate man integrity.

In this context, in view of the restoration project, a preliminary analysis of the building becomes crucial, aimed at its thorough and multidisciplinary knowledge. A rigorous and aware intervention requires a greatly careful study and the most reliable diagnosis.



Starting from some definitions and questioning about what is Restoration, what is the Cultural Heritage, what is protection and to what it applies, why we preserve past testimonies, we will try to present a panorama as broad and dialectical as possible, about the main contributions to the disciplinal debate. Subjects regarded as central like the concept of time, authenticity and material document will be addressed through the reflections of the most important theorists who have marked important moments in the history of the discipline and through relevant international documents and codes.

Tools will be given to deal with the analysis of a historical artifact through: the retrieval of bibliographic, archival, iconographic sources, the geometric (topographic and longimetric) and material survey, a representation path into semantic and cultural analysis of the Heritage from the most relevant points of view,the study of decay phenomena and of the crack pattern, the identification of the main constituent elements of the structural system, the analysis and interpretation of the mechanisms of material degradation and deterioration, the symptoms and causes of structural damage, the knowledge of the possibilities offered by destructive and non-destructive investigation techniques.

From the diagnosis of the current situation, design choices will arise for preservation, structural reinforcement, and a reuse compatible with the real conditions of the complex.


Course structure

The course will consist of ex-cathedra lectures, seminars and tutorials on topics agreed with the teachers about the project of knowledge, conservation and reuse of a building.

Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione


The final evaluation will be based on the results of intermediate written tests, as well as on an oral discussion on the tutorial prepared during the course, the contents of the bibliography and the lessons.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaBrandi Cesare, Theory of restoration, Editore: Nardini, Anno edizione: 2005, ISBN: 8840440895
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMiles Glendinning, The Conservation Movement: A History of Architectural Preservation. Antiquity to Modernity, Editore: Routledge, Anno edizione: 2013
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaHistory of conservation http://www.iccrom.org/pdf/iccrom_05_historyofconservation00_en.pdf
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaJokilehto, Jukka, A History of Architectural Conservation, Editore: Butterwort/Heinemann, Anno edizione: 1999
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaSchumann, I. and others, Damage atlas : classification and analyses of damage patterns found in brick masonry, Editore: European Commission, Anno edizione: 1998, ISBN: 3816747027
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMuñoz Viñas, Contemporary theory of conservation, Editore: Routledge, Anno edizione: 2005, ISBN: 978-0750662246

Mix Forme Didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore didattiche
laboratorio di progetto

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. 1.6.2 / 1.6.2
Area Servizi ICT