Vives, José Luis; Bassa, Victoria; Ayala, Nuria
[EN] This text presents a detailed account of the history, construction and conservation of this building and its structure prior to intervention, and serves as an interesting example of the construction techniques used by local Baroque and Neoclassical master builders. It then presents the practical programme for enterprise, innovation and knowledge in the local town council as well as the intervention criteria used to guide the restoration. The analysis of the historical construction, mainly rammed earth walls and tile vaults, the repair of wooden eaves using wood prostheses, and the intervention on existing tile vaults which resort to local building...
[EN] This article describes the lengthy restoration of a major palace in the city of Venice. This included not only the delicate repair of the structure and inte-rior appearance of the palace, which had previously been greatly neglected, protecting it principally from the rising waters of Venice, but also the provi-sion of a complex museumization programme. The compromise achieved between material conserva-tion and updating to contemporary standards and museumization are an excellent example of the benefit of adopting clear criteria for the careful res-toration of monumental buildings, even ones which are severely damaged and technically highly chal-lenging. The restoration process...
[EN] This article illustrates the methodology, criteria
and design options considered in the intervention
to visually and materially restore the original
flooring of the basilica of Santo Stefano Rotondo.
The author examines the choices and different
effects in a carefully considered intervention with
an extremely detailed design and execution. The
second part of the text includes a similar reflection
on the challenge of planning lighting and designing
appropriate lamps for each situation according
on the desired atmosphere for the space and the
distinctive connotations of the types and shapes
of lamps proposed. Although the age and the
religious involved great complexity, the character
of the basilica intervention dealt sensitively with
Chusid, Jeffrey M.
[EN] This article presents a brief a overview illustrating the process for commissioning, designing and build-ing this house using the characteristic prefabricated blocks of Wright’s California period. It also describes the subsequent life of the building, a nerve centre for the artistic avant-garde of Los Angeles, featuring ma-jor modifications by well-known architects including Rudolph Schindler, Gregory Ain and John Lautner. This text reflects the extreme technical complexity of restoring this house, originally built with an attractive yet extremely fragile and problematic construction system. This was further complicated by its location in a seismic region and damage from the 1994 Los...
[EN] Este estudio experimental es fruto de un proyecto de investigación desarrollado desde la Universidad de Nápoles Federico II por una plataforma de profesores y especialistas dirigidos por la autora. El extenso yacimiento arqueológico de Pompeya, uno de los más visitados del mundo, ha servido como proyecto piloto para examinar el estado de la cuestión sobre la accesibilidad a estos lugares para personas con discapacidad física y/o perceptiva y diseñar soluciones específicas que permitan una así denominada accesibilidad ampliada al monumento, que no renuncie sin embargo a las instancias de la conservación del mismo. Este estudio piloto adquiere una especial relevancia por la reflexión realizada, los criterios adoptados, el carácter sensato y...