21010031-2 - HISTORY OF TECHNIQUES - part 2

The course aims to introduce students to the knowledge of structures, materials and construction techniques used in Italian architecture of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. We want to refine the ability of students to "read" directly in the artifacts all the material and constructive aspects of architecture, a precious ability to capture the interweaving with other aspects of the same, reaching a rich, broad and deep understanding.
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Mutuazione: 21010031-2 STORIA DELLE TECNICHE - parte 2 in Scienze dell'architettura L-17 Iori Tullia


The course, which is based on the results of the SIXXI research project, proposes a reading through the history of Italian structural engineering between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The stories of some works, of many protagonists (the most famous Pier Luigi Nervi and Riccardo Morandi, but also neglected designers like Silvano Zorzi, Sergio Musmeci, Giulio Krall, Gino Covre and many others), of epic yards, will be studied in depth. to grasp the identity of the Italian School of Engineering and its possible future.

Core Documentation

By offering the course the results of a research in progress, there are no updated publications on which to study without following the lessons.
However, the 4 volumes of the SIXXI series - History of structural engineering in Italy, edited by T. Iori and S. Poretti, Gangemi publisher, published between 2014 and 2017 are useful for the preparation.
and the monographic number:
T. Iori, S. Poretti (edited by), The Italian School of Engineering, "Review of Architecture and Urban Planning", 148, January-April 2016

Type of delivery of the course

Lecture, seminar and lecture on site.


It is warmly suggested to attend the lectures.

Type of evaluation

Delivery of a paper on an Italian engineering work; Oral exam