Building on the previous theoretical knowledge, the course aims firstly to improve the ability to recognise structural aspects of architectural and construction history. Secondly, it allows the students to approach the architectural project by facing the technical aspects of buildings and works of engineering.
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Mutuazione: 21010031 STORIA DELLE TECNICHE 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 5 volumes of the SIXXI series - History of structural engineering in Italy, edited by T. Iori and S. Poretti, Gangemi publisher, published between 2014 and 2020 are useful for the preparation.
and the monographic number:
T. Iori, S. Poretti (edited by), The Italian School of Engineering, "Rassegna di Architettura e Urbanistica", 148, January-April 2016

Type of delivery of the course

The course includes ex cathedra lectures and seminars


Attendance is mandatory for 75% of the hours

Type of evaluation

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