21002095-1 - RESTAURO

The modules of Urban Planning and the Law and Legal of BBCC provide insight into the regulatory, procedural and economic instruments to put in support of the restoration project.
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In this course students gain familiarity with techniques and methods for understanding and documenting the historic-formative character of historic centres, including the various phases that have formed and transformed the urban fabric; construction types; their mutation over time; identification of “coherent” modification and distinction from incoherent or damaging changes that should be removed. Particular attention is devoted to recognising and understanding pre-modern construction techniques, architectural elements and finishes, with the intention of reusing these in contemporary architectural and urban restoration.

Core Documentation

General texts
P. Marconi, Il recupero della bellezza, Skirà Editore, Milan 2005
F.R. Stabile, M. Zampilli, C. Cortesi (a cura di), Centri storici minori. Progetti per il recupero della bellezza, Gangemi Editore, Rome, 2009.

Reference Bibliography

Method and technique G. Caniggia, G.L. Maffei, Composizione architettonica e tipologia edilizia. 1. Lettura dell’edilizia di base, Marsilio editore, Venice 1979 A. Giuffrè (a cura di), Sicurezza e conservazione dei centri storici. Il caso Ortigia, Laterza Editore, Bari 1993 F. Giovanetti (a cura di), Manuale del Recupero del Comune di Roma, Edizioni DEI, Rome 1997. F. Doglioni, Stratigrafia e restauro, Tra conoscenza e conservazione dell'architettura, ed. LINT, Trieste, 1997

Type of delivery of the course

The conduct of the laboratory in remote mode has the same characteristics as that in presence. The lectures of the teachers on the various disciplinary themes will alternate with collective reviews and discussions on the work done by the students both individually and in groups. Inspections are planned in the historical center chosen for the laboratory. In the event that the COVID/19 emergency continues, the inspections may be reduced or eliminated and replaced by graphic and photographic material provided by the course.

Type of evaluation

Students organized in groups will show and discuss the work done during the laboratory with the teaching staff. In the event that the health emergency continues, the examination will take place remotely but with the same criteria as the one in attendance. In this case it is necessary to send the teachers a pdf copy of the work at least a week before. 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.