LA CONOSCENZA DEI MATERIALI: CARATTERISTICHE, INDAGINI DI LABORATORIO E FENOMENI DI DEGRADO
Learning outcomes of the course unit
Knowledge and understanding capabilities:
At the end of the course, the student will have a wide and critical view of the diagnostic techniques applied to historic buildings, in particular to the materials.
At the end of the course the student will be able to identify, plan and interpret the results of diagnostic tests in the specificity of the case study examined.
It is helpful if students have attended the Restoration course and the Laboratories of Restoration.
Course contents summary
The course is a module within the Final Synthesis Laboratory in Analysis and Reuse of Historical Architecture. Respecting this Laboratory’s organization, also this module is organized in two parts: a theoretical one (in the first period) and an applied one (in the second period).
The theoretical part is focused on the aspect of diagnostics applied to historic buildings, illustrating the analytical techniques for the characterization of materials and the definition of their state of conservation.
In the second period, reviews will be carried out to face the specific strengthening issues of the single groups.
- Lazzarini L., Laurenzi Tabasso M., Il restauro della pietra, UTET.
- Arcolao C., La diagnosi nel restauro architettonico, Marsilio ed.
- Pedemonte E., Fornari G., Chimica e restauro. La scienza dei materiali per l’architettura, Marsilio, Venezia 2003.
- Musso S., Recupero e restauro degli edifici storici, EPC ed.
The course is composed of traditional lectures (taught class), also with Powerpoint presentations, and reviews, in the first period, and of group reviews in the second period. As the course is part of the Final Synthesis Laboratory in Analysis and Reuse of Historical Architecture, the general program of this Laboratory should be referred to for details on the didactic organization (group division, reviews, presentations).
Assessment methods and criteria
The single module has no autonomous judgment, but the learning assessment will be made altogether in the final exam of the Final Synthesis Laboratory in Analysis and Reuse of Historical Architecture, which is oral and consists of an oral qualifying examination.
As for all the laboratories, attending the courses is compulsory.