CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND THEORIES THROUGH HISTORY
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The Course aims to offer some elements for a first approach to the structural planning activity, in the context of architectural analysis and planning
Course contents summary
Development of the trilith system from wooden temples to the Parthenon. Overview of the static behaviour of arched structures. Roman architecture: building types and construction techniques. Byzantine architecture: case study: St. Sofia. Evolution of the roofing of the basilica ( from trussed roof to cross vault Cupolas: roofing of centre-plan buildings . Iron age: from cast iron column to steel sheet. Concrete and reinforced concrete : experimentation and realisation in the 1800 and 1900s
Robert Maillart : ponti e stabilimenti industriali. P. Luigi Nervi , strutturista e artista .
Given the preparatory nature of these teaching activities within the general context of the learning pathway, as a rule mainly intuitive analytical concepts will be presented without reference to the classical physical and mathematical developments which