Laboratorio di Restauro Architettonico (EA)
Laboratory of Architectural Restoration Fabio Mariano
Knowledge of ancient and modern History of Architecture; good handling of drawing instruments for Architectural Survey, manual techniques and electronic softwares for graphical rendering
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
For "Restoration / conservation" it is understood any intervention aimed at protecting and fully transmitted to the future a historical-artistic and environmental monument, facilitating the reading of its parts that have evolved over time, putting in security in a reversible way its structures and surfaces and providing durability and its transmissibility in time. It is however a "critical act" by the designer, whose reliability increases with the analytical knowledge of the building of scientific and cultural bases. The lab is aimed specifically to train students capable of dealing with these issues in a way independently and effectively.
The lab is designed in coordination with Area of the History of Architecture; Area Imaging and Surveying; Area Technology of Building Elements; Area Technical Architecture; Area of Structural Engineering, Area of Architecture and Architectural Composition.
CAPACITY TO APPLY KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING:
In order to address specifically the issues, even of considerable complexity, inherent in the project of restoration and conservation, through the application of acquired knowledge, students will be confronted with the main methods of investigation on the monuments. These investigations will be articulated through a series of professionalizing skills, such as: acquisition of architectural, photographic and cartographic survey, historical and documents analysis, survey and definition of fissures and degrade framework. The result of the investigation will then be synthesized in elaborate technical and graphical project.TRANSVERSAL SKILLS:
Students will be divided into working groups and each of them will be entrusted with project exercise that will target the testing of cognitive analysis on the monument and the design methodologies presented during the lessons. The assigned topics will be related to urban scale architectural complex or singol monuments or to parts of historic architectural organisms.
Laboratories will be strictly connected to the Course of Restauro Architettonico. Restoration means to be engaged in the guardianship of an historical monument and to hand it on to the future as it is, with his total heritage of historical marks, by making it easy to be understood to our posterity in every part, giving readability to his transformations during the times. Likewise we are obliged to set up all technical actions to preserve his structural and surfaces integrity during the times to come. As well restoration is a critical action, which is the more effective the more we deeply know his history (age, building documents, surveys, materials analysis, etc.). Since this informations are basic to restore the past, they will be analyzed and carefully handled in our restoration project, with realistic consciousness of up-to-date technical rules and laws. On-the-spot investigations, technical specimens and papers, as well as specific lectures by professional advisers will help us to carry out our academic projects.
Development of the examination
Students activity will be tested in the examination of the teaching which is entrusted with the management of the laboratory.
S. FRANCESCHI, L. GERMANI, Manuale operativo per il Restauro Architettonico, Ed. DEI, Roma 2010.
- Ingegneria Edile-Architettura (Corso di Laurea Magistrale con Riconoscimento Europeo (DM 270/04))