The Peer review has evaluated this group as Good
The Research Group aims at promoting cultural initiatives on project and existing resources valorisation themes, and carrying out scientific researches and design projects thanks to programs funded by research bodies and to agreements reached with public and civic institutions and private societies. The Research Group develops its activity within the named Research Area “Integrated Design: architecture, historical heritage, landscape”, steered to consider actual problems and to define project and studies answers to various scales of intervention and application. It is a multidisciplinary group with architectural designing, historical, landscaping, town planning and technological competences, to which join other competences (aesthetical, philosophical and sociological) the way of some experts of other Universities. It operates on the whole project field, on the preliminary, executive and actuative stages. From the analytic and feasibility studies to the structural-technical development; from the architectural scale to the town, landscape and environment dimension. The Research Group fully uses the matured project experience from its leaders and members through several plans and realizations applied to creation and requalification of publics and collectives services for culture and socialization, to safeguard and renew of complex urban areas and valorise the cultural and environmental heritage of monumental and landscape value. Specific research topics, related to the following issues, are used to distinguish the descriptions of all paragraphs: recognitions, roles, achievements, products, funded etc. 1. Architectural and urban design - The study of the relationship between architecture and urban design throw the main deepening of the physical context (morphological and typological) and cultural and social contexts that the architectural, urban and environmental design must give an operative and real answer; - the experimentation of project processes in order to verify the formal and functional innovation of architectural and collectives structures with particular regards to cultural services (museums, archives of architecture etc.), urban-population places (stations of metropolitan transport, shopping centres etc.) and socialization characters of city public spaces; - the deepening of the relationship between architecture and politics for the quality of the city and the territorial development as the architectural concrete expression is the generative point of an order which is both formal and civil. 2. History, safeguard and reclaiming of modern architecture - The study of history of modern architecture according to their innovative peculiarities (on composition, tectonics type, language style and technology); - the deepening of problems about the safeguard of contemporary architectural heritage in order to a historical-critic assessment, an apposite cataloguing of architectural works and architect archives, the definition of directives and preliminary studies on conservative project, restoration, reclaiming and reuse of the buildings; 26 4 - the study of emblematic works and places of the 1900’s in order to reflect on their safeguard and enhancement without contrasts between new architecture and conservation of existing buildings; - the experimentation of project processes about architectural and urban reclaiming with great attention paid to the functional and organizational aspects and to the application of procedures suitable for “restoration of modern buildings”. 3. Museography and museology - The study of innovation of the relationship between museography and museology with respect to the technologies applied to contemporary communication, both in the determination of the architectural space features and in the art criticism fields; - the deepening of cultural-scientific, organizational, spatial and environmental features of the places intended for the study, preservation, exhibition and fruition of works of art and materials used to represent the architectural project (industrial design and town planning too), in relation to the innovative aspects induced by information technologies in the communication and cataloguing fields; - the deepening of problems underlying the aim of extending the artistic heritage from “minor museums” to the private sector, which can be acknowledged through multidimensional virtual projects enabling it to become visible, transmittable and spatially perceptible also by the general public, creating novel links between collections currently kept apart or still unknown. 4. Landscape plan as enhancement of existing resources - The study of contemporary reclaiming and enhancement of historical and modern landscape factors in order to a public fruition of the complex of the cultural heritage and naturalistic aspect of human environmental; - the deepening of Italian perspectives of cultural policy, orientated to preserve all historical, artistic, architectural, and environmental resources in order to emerge the potentialities of the regional areas in relation to their characteristics of tourist attraction and collective fruition; - the experimentation about renewal design projects of the botanical garden as a naturalistic museum, coordination programmes for cultural and environmental resources, functional reorganization and development plans to qualify the landscape.
Crippa Maria Antonietta
Chesi Claudio (75% at DIS Dep.)
Lorenzetti Anna Carola