08043 - Restoration

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  • Teacher Andrea Ugolini

  • Credits 6

  • SSD ICAR/19

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The subject of this course will be the architectural renovation project in relationship with the historical research. Concerning the factual intervention about matter conservation so that the insert of new elements inside an old structure is a positive reality which can't be denied right from the beginning. Students should note that the only conservation of the existing is not enough and modernity doesn't mean abolition of history and its heritage. Intervening on antique means: the patient listening to the preexistence, to express a constant doubt, and the awareness to be operating on unique historical works. In this regard will be preferably chosen artifacts in the state of ruin either in contexts of classical, medieval, modern or even contemporary archeology. It will be studied and analyzed the landscape context in which the good is placed, the mutual relations to ensure their coexistence and survival.

Course contents

The Final Workshop: Design, History and Restoration  (C.I.16 CFU, 192 hours) consists of the module/ teaching characteristic of Restoration (6 CFU, 72 hours) as well as a module/ teachings of:

- New technologies for the Survey of Architecture (2 CFU, 24 hours).

- Aesthetic and landscape (2 CFU, 24 hours);

- Rehabilitation of historic buildings (2 CFU, 24 hours);

- Design and active conservation of historic landscapes and open spaces (2 CFU, 24 hours);

- Architectural composition/museography (2 CFU, 24 hours).

Preferably, artifacts in the ruined state will be investigated both in classical, medieval, modern or even contemporary archaeological contexts through the study of the landscape in which the cultural assets are located and the analysis of reciprocal relations in order to guarantee their survival.

 

A_ FIRST PHASE

The intervention is organized in a first phase of general research about bibliography and files; Urban setting related to the building (ancient and modern viability and the historical information on road system);definition of the archeological risk. Requested materials: plans of the different phases and planimetrical reconstructions of the building in its different historical phases.

 

B_SECOND PHASE

The second phase is as it follows:the collection and checking of existing reliefs; the creation of a booklet with external, internal and detailed photos to focus the theme and the architectural features;the study of the principal building features (even the construction system) and the materials used; the study of the main geological instability and the alteration of building materials and the analysis of the evolution of the building (the modifications during the times due to human or climatic actions)  Requested materials: Analysis of the building and its state of conservation.

 

C_THIRD PHASE

At the end it is requested to define a program of intervention or the creation of a conservative project of the ruins following the rules of minimum modeling. When the conditions enable a different solution, the student can plan the conservation of the building, creating new structures also detached, in material and ideal terms. In order to integrate this structure with the new architecture even without looking for a continuity of usage. The students should consider: the relationship between the new and old architecture in the light of the earthquake proof regulations;a survey of the materials to be used according to the building;the compatibility of a new heating or plumbing or electrical system required by the new structure. 

Materials requested: a plan with the foreseen demolitions and reconstructions, the renovation plan and the conservation of the preexisting structures, architectural plan of the eventual new structures, the project of the different aptitude, functions and paths (even for disabled) with the building particulars (structures and systems)

Readings/Bibliography

Introductory manual

  • A.Bellini, G. Carbonara, S. Casiello, R.Cecchi, M. Dezzi Bardeschi, P. Fancelli, P.Marconi, G. Spagnesi Cimbolli, B.P. Torsello, Che cos'è il Restauro? Nove studiosi a confronto, Venezia, Marsilio Editori, 2005.
  • F.Doglioni, Nel restauro. Progetti per le architetture del passato, Venezia, Marsilio Editore,2008.

Reference manual for the laboratorial activity

  • J.Ashurst, Conservation of Ruins, Butterworth - Heinemann, Hardcover, 1990.
  • G. Carbonara ,Trattato di restauro architettonico, Torino, Utet, 1996, voll. I- VI.
  • S. Musso B. Paolo Torsello, Tecniche di restauro architettonici,Torino, Utet, 2003,voll. 1-2.
  • S. Musso Recupero e restauro degli edifici storici, Guida pratica al rilievo ed alla diagnostica, , Roma, Epc Libri, 2006
  • G. Carbonara, Trattato di restauro o architettonico. Primo aggiornamento, Torino, Utet, 2007.
  • S. D'Agostino, Cairoli F. Giuliani, M.L. Conforto, E. Guidoboni, 
  • RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DRAWING UP PROJECTS AND 
  • CARRYING OUT INTERVENTIONS FOR THE CONSERVATION 
  • OF THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL BUILT HERITAGE
  • Cuzzolin Editore, Napoli 2009.
  • A.Ugolini, Il restauro delle mura del Castello di San Clemente, Firenze, Alinea 2009.
  • A.Ugolini,When matter holds memories, when landscapes offer the promise of peace. Montesole more than half a century after the massacre.. pp.123-138. In Heritage in conflict memory, history, architecture -2015.
  • A.Ugolini,Oltre il margine. Strategie e pratiche progettuali per la conservazione attiva di siti/aree/parchi archeologici. pp.81-88. In Attualità delle aree archeologiche: esperienze e proposte Atti del VII Convegno Nazionale (Roma, 24-26 ottobre 2013).2014.

Reference regulations

  • See web  site of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and environmental conservation
  •   http:// www.beniculturali.it / normativa

During the course a further bibliography with more manuals, books, web sites and documents

Teaching methods

Scheduled  lectures and revisions.

Assessment methods

The Final Workshop: Design, History and Restoration (C.I.16 CFU, 192 hours) consists of the module/ teaching characteristic of Restoration (6 CFU, 72 hours) as well as a module/ teachings of:

- New technologies for the Survey of Architecture (2 CFU, 24 hours).

- Aesthetic and landscape (2 CFU, 24 hours);

- Rehabilitation of historic buildings (2 CFU, 24 hours);

- Design and active conservation of historic landscapes and open spaces (2 CFU, 24 hours);

- Architectural composition/museography (2 CFU, 24 hours).

The Final Workshop: Design, History and Restoration includes the verification of the learning of the contents of all the modules/teachings that make up the Integrated Course and takes place in a single examination test.

The evaluation will be effected on the basis of the laboratory work explained on the final report of the project.

Teaching tools

Scheduled  visits to restoration sites and study tours.

Office hours

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