Critical ordering and operational testing on issues related to the culture of the historical and artistic heritage, led by a philological and constructive reading of arguments submitted during the course. Integration between theoretical research of architectural design and the themes of restoration, conservation and reconstruction in archaeology, monumental and contexts of regionalist architecture.
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Fruizione: 21002100-3 TEORIA DELLA RICERCA ARCHITETTONICA in Architettura - Restauro LM-4 N0 BECCU MICHELE


The course entitled ‘Theories of Architectural Research’ intends to place itself within the teaching lines and research of the Architecture Department and its educational offer, and in direct connection with the cultural setting and the ideal inspirations of the Research Doctorate “Architecture: Heritage and Innovation”.
With the Course of ‘Theories of Architectural Research’ we intend to supply architecture students with a contribution in this direction, that is with the knowledge that Theory is a fundamental and autonomous part of the Architectural Discipline, through a set of specifically chosen Theories, individual reflections, books, manuals, constructed and paper projects. The Theory of Architecture is neither a “how to” guide nor a justification that follows the establishment of an architecture, but rather a stand-alone instance of architectural thought. The theory of architecture is therefore closely linked to the practice of architectural design and research.

Core Documentation

-H.W. Kruft, Storia delle teorie architettoniche da Vitruvio al Settecento, Laterza, Bari-Roma, 1988
-G. Samonà (a cura di), AA.VV., Teoria della Progettazione Architettonica, Dedalo, Bari 1968
-M. Biraghi, G. Damiani, Le parole dell’architettura. Un’antologia di testi teorici e critici: 1945-2000, Einaudi, Torino 2009

Type of delivery of the course

The course considers the need for an inseparable relationship between architecture and theory; the establishment of a mutual need between architectural design, its concrete exercising, and the advancement of theoretical reflection; and the systemization of disciplinary knowledge that brings the iridescent variety of technological, spatial, material, and applicable innovation within a framework of critical awareness, disciplinary systemization and advancement of knowledge. The course will consist of three main stages: A. Theoretical Lessons on the 10 Topics B. Exemplary Readings. Writings about the History of Theory of architecture or short essays, of a few pages, provided as PDFs by the teacher. C. Thematic Insights in the classroom or in external locations. Lectures, seminars, readings of buildings. The Course is also on E-Learning platforms Moodle and Microsoft Teams At the moment, the lessons and the administration of the didactic contents, as well as the dialogue with the students take place on the MS Teams platform, in the dedicated channel "Theories of Architectural Research" https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3abef116d0b0f841d39a380c02d0056abe%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=2ceff415-56c7-4990-8f1f-d39f10cb5f99&tenantId=ffb4df68-f464-458c-a546-00fb3af66f6a


students must participate in the course activities and attend at least 75% of the lessons.

Type of evaluation

The course includes internal moments of verification, in-depth analysis and elaboration of research contributions (max. Two students) to be discussed during the exam For the summer session, due to the COVID-19 emergency, the exams will take place remotely on the dedicated Teams platform "Theories of Architectural Research" and according to the following program: 1. sending the research paper to the teacher no later than five days before the scheduled exam date. 2. illustration of the research paper in presentation mode * Pdf for a maximum of 10 minutes. Brief discussion with the teachers 3. Evaluation in a separate room by the teaching staff and public communication of the vote.