Academic Year 2023/2024 - 3° Year
Teaching Staff: Fernanda CANTONE
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: ICAR/12 - Architectural technology
Taught classes: 48 hours
Term / Semester:

Expected Learning Outcomes

The course is directed to the knowledge of the issues of housing and urban regeneration, providing tools for the existent knowledge and leading the project for the conservation and the transformation of the built heritage.

It aims to provide knowledge on the construction and technological system specifically aimed at highlighting the identifying characteristics of a place, whether urban or suburban, built or not through the concepts of:

§ Recovery;
§ Redevelopment ;
§ Reuse;
§ Maintenance;
§ Urban Regeneration;
§ self-made recovery.

The course therefore aims to provide the tools to manage the existing project through a planning phase that highlights the needs of the user, links them to the performance of the building and directs towards viable and sustainable project scenarios. This time it will be equipped with technical technical baggage related to the technologies of recovery of the individual technical elements.

The student who deal with the course, should have already acquired the basics of technology and in particular the classification of the building system in technological system and environmental system, the demanding performance approach with the understanding of performance, requirements and qualifications, basic knowledge of the principal ways of representation, basic architectural design concepts, design elements for CAD.

He should also have knowledge of previous courses and related to materials and construction technologies.

Course Structure

The course is based on a series of lessuns on the issues of building and urban recovery, also linked to the history of recovery. In view of these basic lessons, the materials will be provided for an exercise throughout the duration of the course which will have as its theme a place with a need for high urban redevelopment and the purpose of building both the urban and the urban environment. technological insights will be given in relation to the selected case study. At the end of the course the exams will be carried out, as per the published calendar.

Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.

Detailed Course Content

The Building recovery, a practice that stems from greater consideration for the built heritage, from a general welfare and needs for technological innovation, is a unique process which involves a transformation project, a modification seeks recovery of memory. There is therefore only one field within which the transformation processes have to be activated, that of conservation that involves the full range of actions, from the total storage innovation more thrust and what unifies them is the methodological choice: the theme of 'urban and historical identity. To achieve this end is a process of knowledge necessary to articulate, diagnostic process in all respects, which identifies disease, failure, degradation, causes and agents.

The technology, in this context, the active intervention process through the acquisition of information and manages the flow through the process of knowledge. Technique and technology are the tools for a conscious design of the restoration project; it is governed through the retention rate - change according to the needs of users and is expressed through a series of indications and design scenarios, derived from the cognitive process.

The need to limit the changes requires the restoration project to report the actions to parameters that can not only identify the 'uniqueness' of an underlying asset, but also to ensure the ability to integrate new scenarios to the existing, by controlling the processing / preservation process. In this case, the culture of recovery is expressed by saying that, if on one hand it is necessary to verify the context and the object of the intervention, on the other, especially in Italy, the recovery processes are governed by the possibility of translation of the outcomes cultural, social and economic,

 "Inextricably linked to knowledge and the beliefs, knowledge and to hear the whole and very large architectural territory. In fact it, in all its denotations scientific, technical, cultural, architectural and engineering, social, historical, economic, productive feeding with its history and composite and polytechnic education every action of conservation and transformation of our environment and shows it every meaning and representation "[i].

Textbook Information

1 - Augè M. Rovine e macerie. Il senso del tempo, Bollati Boringhieri, Torino, 2004.

2 - Augè M.Che fine ha fatto il futuro? Eleuthera,

3 -*Castagneto, F. Fiore, V. (a cura di), Recupero, valorizzazione, manutenzione nei centri storici, LetteraVentidue, Siracusa 2013 (pp.50-57)

4 - Castagneto, F. Rigenerare le città del Mediterraneo, LetteraVentidue, Siracusa, 2013 (tutto il testo escluse pp.12-21)

5 - Di Giulio, R. et altri. Paesaggi periferici. Strategie di rigenerazione urbana. Macerata : Quodlibet, 2013 (pp. 77-17; 118-123)

6 - Caterina G. (a cura di), Il recupero degli infissi, UTET, Torino, 1995.

7 - Di Battista V., Ambiente costruito. Un secondo paradigma, Alinea, Firenze, 2006 (pp.67-165, capitoli 3-4-5-6).

8 - Fiore V., La manutenzione dell’immagine urbana, Maggioli, Rimini, 1997 (pp.65-107).

9 - *Gasparoli P., Talamo C., Manutenzione e Recupero. Criteri, metodi e strategie per l’intervento sul costruito, Alinea, Firenze, 2006 [pp. 19-38 (cap. 1), pp.75-102 (cap. 4), pp.103-125 (cap. 5), pp.129-135 e 140-150(cap. 6), pp. 153-173 (cap. 7)].

10 - Pinto M.R., Il Riuso Edilizio, UTET, Torino, 2004.

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1i valori del costruitoGasparoli P., Talamo C., Manutenzione e Recupero. Criteri, metodi e strategie per l’intervento sul costruito, Alinea, Firenze, 2006
2la rigenerazione urbanaDi Giulio, R. et altri. Paesaggi periferici. Strategie di rigenerazione urbana. Macerata : Quodlibet, 2013
3il riuso edilizioPinto M.R., Il Riuso Edilizio, UTET, Torino, 2004
4approcci al recupero edilizio e urbanoCastagneto, F. Fiore, V. (a cura di), Recupero, valorizzazione, manutenzione nei centri storici, LetteraVentidue, Siracusa 2013
5le basi per la rigenerazione urbanaCastagneto, F. Rigenerare le città del Mediterraneo, LetteraVentidue, Siracusa, 2013
6la conoscenza per il recuperoGasparoli P., Talamo C., Manutenzione e Recupero. Criteri, metodi e strategie per l’intervento sul costruito, Alinea, Firenze
7il progetto di recupero: declinazione del problema e ambiti di applicazioneDi Battista V., Ambiente costruito. Un secondo paradigma, Alinea, Firenze, 2006