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Construction Archetypes and Materials of Pre-Industrial Architecture

Description

Architecture in our time is made up of increasingly extensive and rapid innovation and constructional experiments. Yet, the roots of architecture lie in constructional and typological models that over time have been defined, fixed and sedimented in a slow evolutionary process, that still provides a (material or ideal) frame of reference essential to the architect. The course seeks to convey an understanding of the building systems, elements and materials that architecture was built with until the middle of last century. It will analyse their features, evolution and continuity, their typological outcomes and relations with the project. The objective is to give students the tools for a historical understanding of architecture beyond its formal and stylistic aspects in all ages, to understand its principles, general rules and capabilities: necessary skills at a time when reuse, low-tech architecture and sustainability are growing increasingly important.

People

 

Dusi C.

Teacher

Buggio A.

Assistant

Additional information

Semester
Fall
Academic year
2020-2021
ECTS
2.5
Language
Italian
Education
Master of Science in Architecture, Construction and technology, Technical-scientific facultative courses, 1st year
Master of Science in Architecture, Construction and technology, Technical-scientific facultative courses, 2nd year