PRINCIPI DIMENSIONALI E PROPORZIONI FRA ESTETICA E STATICA
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 dimensional principles of historical structures, in order to set up a consolidation strategy.
At the end of the course the student will be able to identify the ratios and dimensional principles more useful in a strengthening strategy.
It is helpful if students have attended the Restoration course and the Laboratories of Restoration and of Constructions.
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 dimensional principles and ratios between structural parts of historical structures, recalling the “Art of Construction”. In the second period, reviews will be carried out to face the specific dimensional issues of the single groups.
- E. Benvenuto, La scienza delle costruzioni e il suo sviluppo storico, Sansoni, Firenze 1991.
- M. Como, Statica delle costruzioni storiche in muratura, Aracne, Roma, 2010
- J. Heyman, The stone skeleton, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1960.
More didactic material (AVAILABLE ON THE COURSE’S WEB SITE):
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.