The design of new projects in relation to the context of historical and environmental interest, with emphasis on the environmental, technical, and physical plant systems.
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The course is aimed at students in the first year of the master's degree in restoration. We will work on the role of the contemporary architecture in the reconstruction of identities in earthquake or Italian inner areas. The educational aim concern the design of a poli-functional building in an historical context, respecting the typological, spatial and material traits. The course proposes to investigate, through the architectural project, the settlement principles in relation to the surrounding historical urban fabric and to the landscape in which it is located.

Core Documentation

F. Cellini, Manualetto, Palermo 1991
E. Neufert, Enciclopedia pratica per progettare e costruire, Milano 2013

Reference Bibliography

G. Bachelard, The Poetics of Space, Presses Universitaires de France 1958 G. De Pasquale(a cura di), Progetto, memoria e futuro dei luoghi post-sisma. Proposte per il recupero dell’ex Convento di Sant’Anna a Borbona, ROMATRE-PRESS, Roma 2020 G. Fanelli, R. Gargiani, Il principio del rivestimento, Bari 1994 K. Frampton, Studies in Tectonic Culture: The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture, The MIT Press 1995 L. Ricci, Anonymous (20th Century), Il Saggiatore 1965 (2006) C. Norberg-Schulz, Genius loci: towards a phenomenology of architecture, Academy Editions 1980 F. Venezia, Che cos’è l’architettura, Milano 2011 J. Utzon, Idee di architettura. Scritti e conversazioni, Milano 2011 P. Zumthor, Atmospheres: Architectural Environments, Surrounding Objects, Birkhäuser, 2006

Type of delivery of the course

The course aims to stimulate a reflection on the relationship between the contemporary project of architecture and historical heritage, through: - a series of lectures - the study of examples of contemporary architectures - the development of a project. For the development of the year project there will be weekly reviews and three specific deliveries. Attendance is compulsory for 75% of the hours

Type of evaluation

The exam takes place with a discussion on the project and on the theoretical contents. Materials required: - illustrative report of the project - Planivolumetric insertion with existing situation and project (scale 1:500) - Ground floor and / or floor plans (scale 1:200) - Significant profiles (scale 1:200) - Perspectives, axonometric views - detail, section (scale 1:50) - architectural model in scale 1:200 Evaluation is carried out based on: - effectiveness and relevance of the project idea and of the settlement principle - architectural definition - representation of the project In the case of teaching activities in remote mode is expected to send the papers by email 3 days before the oral interview, which will be held in remote mode on the day scheduled in the exam calendar. In the case of an extension of the health emergency from COVID-19, all the provisions that regulate the methods of carrying out the teaching activities and student assessment will be implemented.