Francesco Augelli

Francesco Augelli
Politecnico di Milano | Polimi · Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DASTU)

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Introduction
Francesco Augelli currently works as Associate Professor at Department of Architecture and Urban Studies (DASTU), Politecnico di Milano. Enabled as full professor, he also is Honorary Doctor at National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia, Honorary Professor at Hunan University of Changsha (China) and ICOMOS Armenia, ICOMOS International Wood Commettee member. Francesco does research in Architectural Engineering, Higher Education and International Education. The main fields of research and teaching are: History, technology, diagnostic, preservation and consolidation of historical timber structures; Industrial archaeology and preservation of Modern architecture; Preservation and reuse of vernacular buildings and villages in developing Countries.
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July 2016 - present
Hunan University
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  • Professor
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  • Professor at SUMMER INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL on PRESERVATION AND REUSE OF HISTORICAL ARCHITECTURE AND LANDSCAPE OF CHINA VILLAGE CULTURE - 23.7 - 10.9.2016 Professor of ARCHITECTURAL AND LANSCAPE PRESERVATION STUDIO for Master and PhD students.
April 2005 - present
Politecnico di Milano
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  • Professor (Associate)
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  • Architectural preservation design Diagnostics for built heritage Diagnosis of wood pathologies and preservation tecniques
September 2000 - March 2005
Politecnico di Milano
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  • Contract Professor
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  • Architectural preservation design Diagnostic for built heritage

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The reuse design provides for the wooden house in the Haram Bazaar Street to function as a museum, an example of a typical old home in Multan. For this aims, actions were planned for structural consolidation and conservation. The project includes operations necessary for the safety of the building, which was in a serious condition of structural ins...
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The paper aims to inform on the executive phases and on the problems faced during the restoration works on some wooden floors of the sixteenth century Ducal Palace in Sabbioneta near Mantua in Italy, site in the World Heritage list since 2008. The particular historical, artistic and architectural interest of the Palace-and of the floors- required t...
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L’anamnesi di un manufatto costituisce un irrinunciabile momento di approfondito studio svolto sia sulle fonti dirette, attraverso l’osservazione attenta del ‘paziente’, sia sulle fonti indirette attraverso la lettura e la comprensione dei documenti che lo riguardano. In questo modo è possibile ottenere indicazioni utili concernenti le concause che...
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DERIVATIVES Of WOOD IN THE AUTARKIC PERIOD IN ITALY. Knowledge, preservation and conservation Contrary to what is customary to believe, the wood, con­sidered the older traditional material for excellence, knows no interruption in the history of architecture. No many other materials have been, since the begin­ning of the twentieth century, a develop...
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This paper summarizes the test recommendations for selected non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques as developed by members of the RILEM Technical Committee AST 215 “In situ assessment of structural timber”. The recommendations cover visual inspection, moisture content determination, species identification, digital radioscopy, and ground penetrati...
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This Fifth Chapter presents the adopted methodology and the results of the Adaptive Reuse Design that, starting from the outline of a social-oriented System Design Masterplan and the priority list of suggested operations is dedicated to the presentation of the case-studies that compose the mosaic of those interventions needed to build a possible so...
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This book reports on an architectural conservation and reuse project in Anipemza, an Armenian Soviet-era village on the Turkish border, just a few steps away from the important Yererouyk archaeological site. Based on current tourist trends, the book suggests the development of a social system and micro-economic reactivation model to endorse the ter...
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This book reports on an architectural conservation and reuse project in Anipemza, an Armenian Soviet-era village on the Turkish border, just a few steps away from the important Yererouyk archaeological site. Based on current tourist trends, the book suggests the development of a social system and micro-economic reactivation model to endorse the ter...
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Anipemza, in Shirak province, is located on the border of Armenia with Turkey, on the bank of Akhurian River on which opposite side there are, not so far, the ruins of the ancient and famous Armenian city of Ani, in Turkey since 1915. The old Anipemza, founded in IV century by Kamsarakan princes, is a village and rural community (municipality) of A...
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This Fifth Chapter presents the adopted methodology and the results of the Adaptive Reuse Design that, starting from the outline of a social-oriented System Design Masterplan and the priority list of suggested operations is dedicated to the presentation of the case-studies that compose the mosaic of those interventions needed to build a possible so...
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Hunan University Campus is an architecturally and historically relevant academic facility complex set in the city of Changsha, in People's Republic of China Hunan Province. Its modern era masterplan construction started in the 1920s, Teaching and Research Building Two" was the first building finished in 1926. In 2015 has been enlisted in "China Sit...
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The Dong minority communities are today, in a similar condition of many other Chinese rural settlements, deeply affected by the phenomenon of "Village Hollowing" and "Urbanization" over the last 20 years. This unprecedented exodus of rural populations to expanding urban areas, has resulted in almost vacant villages inhabited by struggling communiti...
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Ganyantou village is located in the southern part of the Hunan Province in China. The village is located between Jingshui river and Xianshui river, not casually, Ganyantou means "village positioned between two rivers". The Black Gate House, the studied site, is one of the six ancient rural residential complexes of the village. It was built in 1638,...
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The aim of this paper is to present the results of research undertaken on a wooden box that holds an important historical book: a hand Bible handwritten in the thirteenth century. Tradition connects this Bible to the name of Marco Polo (Venice, 1254–1324), who was supposedly the owner—the book possibly accompanied him on his travels (1262 and 1271)...
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Ganyantou village is located in the southern part of the Hunan Province in China. The village is located between Jingshui river and Xianshui river, not casually, Ganyantou means “village positioned between two rivers”. The Black Gate House, the studied site, is one of the six ancient rural residential complexes of the village. It was built in 1638,...
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The Dong minority communities are today, in a similar condition of many other Chinese rural settlements, deeply affected by the phenomenon of “Village Hollowing” and “Urbanization” over the last 20 years. This unprecedented exodus of rural populations to expanding urban areas, has resulted in almost vacant villages inhabited by struggling communiti...
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Aims of the paper are the results of a research on a wooden box that holds an important historical document, which is a hand Bible handwritten in the thirteenth century. The tradition connect this Bible to the name of Marco Polo (Venice, 1254 - Venice, 1324), who would be the owner and that it would accompany him on his travels (1262 and 1271) in C...
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Multan is a Pakistan city of 3.117.000 inhabitants located in Punjab province and known as the City of Sufis or City of Saints because of the large number of shrines in it. Multan is considered one of the oldest town in the world dating back 6.000 years. The city is full of bazaars, mosques, shrines, and monumental tombs. Starting from 2012 a group...
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The paper aims to describe the problems observed during two inspections carried out on 2010 and 2012 at the industrial archaeological site of Humberstone and Santa Laura saltpetre mines, UNESCO World Heritage Site near the city of Iquique in northern Chile. The surveys were aimed in order to identify decay causes and solutions for the best preserva...
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The Manifattura di Legnano cotton mill since 1901 occupies a central area of the city. The factory, 25 Km north-west from Milan, looks like a small, introverted citadel, enclosed by boundary walls and buildings that mostly hide the area to the citizens' eyes. The area is easily identifiable thanks to the presence of the high chimney, the last one i...
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Aim of the paper are the results of inspections and surveys performed in 2012 on the wooden structures of the "Cascina Linterno" former farm in Milan. Survey and diagnostic activities, aimed to the preservation, consolidation and reuse project, provided for a detailed analysis of all the elements of the main elements (trusses and beams) and a fast...
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Coronelli, (1650-1718) is one of many polyhedric figure that characterize the history of science in Italy between the end of seventeenth and beginning of eighteenth century. Erudite, cosmographer and encyclopaedist, as well as one of the most famous manufacturer of globes of all time, wrote in 1693, a treatise entitled Epitome Cosmografica inside w...
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Il contributo vuole illustrare quali siano le buone prassi impiegate dal Politecnico di Milano, nell’ambito della gestione del proprio patrimonio immobiliare. In particolare si porteranno ad esempio due casi di interventi di messa in sicurezza, avvenuti a seguito di controlli visivi e approfondimenti diagnostici strumentali. I due casi si riferisco...
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Topic of the paper is the methodology applied during the inspections and diagnostics performed in the Royal Villa of Monza in August 2011. The works was carried out on a large amount of internal wooden works (floorings, panelings, doors and windows) of the four levels (ground floor, 1th floor, 2nd floor and belvedere floor) of the central body of t...
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Progetto strategico di riuso per la conservazione, la riattivazione microeconomica e sociale, lo sviluppo sostenibile di Anipemza, villaggio armeno di fondazione sovietica. Anipemza appare oggi come un dimenticato villaggio armeno di fondazione Sovietica sul confine Turco, a pochi passi dall’importante ma poco valorizzato sito archeologico di Yere-...
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The cooperation project between Hunan University - School of Architecture, Research Institute of South China Village Culture, Research Institute of Traditional Architecture Design based in Changsha and Politecnico di Milano (DAStU) starts last year (2016) with a research and workshop on Ganyantou, traditional village of Han (majority ethnical group...
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The photographic exhibition aims to raise awareness about the tragedy that Yemen is experiencing in terms of human and cultural sacrifices because of a religious, conquest and power struggle that had bloodied the country since March 2015. The of classics Arabia Felix Country is undergoing a heavy devastation that has no precedent in the history of...
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The photographic exhibition aims to raise awareness about the tragedy that Yemen is experiencing in terms of human and cultural sacrifices because of a religious, conquest and power struggle that had bloodied the country since March 2015. The of classics Arabia Felix Country is undergoing a heavy devastation that has no precedent in the history of...
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The building and the connected landscape presented in this paper, are part of the province of Ferrara, are included in the Delta Po Natural Regional Park and located in an isolated place along the shore of the Adriatic Sea, close to the mouth of the Po river. The area, looking inland, is characterized by the presence of a lagoon, a thick set of ree...
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Per meglio comprendere il contesto di questo contributo è utile un brevissimo richiamo riguardante il significato della funzione dei testi assunti come riferimento: Enciclopedia e Dizionario. Dal vocabolario Treccani leggiamo che per Enciclopedia si intende un “compendio, spesso illustrato, di tutto il sapere (e. generale), espresso in forma chiara...
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Oggetto della relazione sono gli esiti delle ispezioni e delle indagini a campione condotte sulle strutture in legno della Villa Alemanni in Viale Giacomo Matteotti 45 a Cusano Milanino (MI) edificio storico in prossimità del centro storico cittadino. L’edificio, la cui esistenza è documentata fin da almeno l’inizio del XVIII secolo, è formato da q...
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Il contributo descrive sinteticamente gli interventi eseguiti sulle strutture in legnodi quattro solai collocati al primo piano nobile del Palazzo Ducale di Sabbioneta. I solai oggetto d’intervento sono denominati, nell’ordine: dei Leoni (27,70 mq); dell’Angelo (4,60 mq); degli Ottagoni (40,29 mq); dei Grappoli d’uva (45,96 mq). Si ritiene che, per...
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There are many evidence of a wooden ancient past even in the Armenian architectural culture. To date, however, there are not enough and in-depth studies on this topic. The lack of studies, and therefore the lack of awareness of the importance of these cultural and ethnographical data, determines a daily loss of cultural materials evidence, and with...
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La Manifattura di Legnano occupa dal 1901 un’area centrale della città e si costituisce come una piccola, introversa cittadella, chiusa da muri di cinta ed edifici che, per larga parte, la celano agli sguardi dei cittadini. L’area è individuabile grazie alla presenza dell’alta ciminiera, l’ultima rimasta a Legnano, ma un tempo numerose, che può ess...
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Oggetto della relazione sono le verifiche ad alcune prove effettuate nel 2010 dall'autore. Tali verifiche sono state richieste dall’ing. arch. Andrea Bassoli, su indicazioni dell’Ufficio Tecnico del Politecnico di Milano e hanno riguardato alcune strutture dell’Edificio 3. Le strutture da verificare, a distanza di circa 6 anni e a seguito di infilt...
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Oggetto della relazione sono gli esiti delle ispezioni e indagini condotte sulle strutture in legno di due edifici all’interno dell’aggregato rurale della Cascina “Triulza” in Via Giuseppe Lazzati a Melzo (MI). I due edifici sono denominati: Portico-Fienile (Unità edilizia n.5) e Torre (Unità edilizia n.3). Su di essi sono state condotte ispezioni...
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Anipemza, in Shirak province, is located on the border of Armenia with Turkey, on the bank of Akhurian River on which opposite coast there are, not so far, the ruins of the ancient and famous Armenian city of Ani in Turkey. The old Anipemza, founded in IV century by Kamsarakan princes, is a village and rural community (municipality) of Armenia. Ani...
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Aim of the report is the description of the diagnostic design and, concisely, the results of survey, investigations and tests performed on wood works inside the central body of the Villa Reale in Monza. The wood works under survey were wooden floors (parquet), wooden panels (boiserie), windows and doors of the four levels (ground floor, first noble...
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Joseph Moxon (1627-1691) was a mathematician, hydrographer, builder of terrestrial and celestial globes and printer at the court of Charles II of England. As hydrographer or maker of maps and globes was, since 1678 for the acquired merits, member of the Royal Society of London. Moxon was the first tradesman admitted to the prestigious association f...
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Purpose of the paper are the verifications, carried out at the beginning of 2013, of some drilling tests performed in 2007 on three of six floor beams belonging to an ancient building in Lombardy-Italy, near Milan. The lack of roof of the building has exposed the structures of the floors to atmospheric agents with continuous cycles of wetting and d...
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Visual inspection is the basis of any in situ assessment of timber structures, aimed at providing information about structural soundness of a construction. It must evaluate the original characteristics of the structural system and of each member as well as any incurred modification, such as repairs and treatments, deterioration, structural movement...
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This contribution is the second part of the paper published by Scientific Papers of NUACA [2] where was explained the position of a great Italian intellectual of half XX century about the transformation or destruction of historical cities in the name of “progress”. After the short premise is reported the full transcription of his interview I did ab...
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The paper presents a study carried out on the roofing system of Politecnico di Milano main Campus, a public complex that was built at early XX century and is a relevant part of a valuable architectural heritage. The research was aimed at its structural and health assessment as a first step for designing its subsequent safeguard intervention. The ad...
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Oggetto della relazione sono gli esiti delle ispezioni e indagini condotte sulle strutture in legno dell’orditura primaria di sei solai del primo piano della Casa Parrocchiale di Merate (LC) sita in Vicolo Prepositurale, 2 nel centro storico della cittadina. Il lavoro, svolto in condizioni di urgenza su incarico del Parroco, Don Luigi Peraboni, è s...
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Oggetto della relazione sono gli esiti delle ispezioni speditive e di alcune indagini strumentali campione, condotte sulle strutture dell’orditura primaria di copertura dell’edificio scolastico “T. Grossi”, sito a Lecco in Via A. Ghislanzoni 7 e di proprietà del Comune di Lecco. Il lavoro, propedeutico alla fase di messa in sicurezza con carattere...
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The wooden house that is the subject of this discussion is located inside the historical city center of Multan, near the Haram Gate, on the right-hand side of Haram Street Bazaar. There is no historical knowledge about this house. From oral inf01mation obtained from the inhabitants, it seems that this building is about 150 years old. It was lived i...
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Oggetto della relazione sono gli esiti delle ispezioni e indagini condotte sulle strutture dell’orditura primaria della copertura dell’edificio rurale (porzione abitativa), sito a Gornate Superiore (VA) Via della Libertà 31, di proprietà del Dott. (omissis). Il lavoro, propedeutico alla fase di progettazione del recupero dell’edificio, è stato svol...
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In the guidelines for maintenance, conservation, and reuse in the Walled City of Muitan, there are also the descriptions of the wooden elements, their decay, and structural phenomena, the best practices and bad practices for the preservation, and a technical sheet for interventions for wooden elements. Throughout the Walled City many wooden element...
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Treatises and manuals until the XIX century confirm the use of many kind of different of wood species now become obsolete because of current difficulties of cultivation, marketing and costs. It therefore assist the real risk of progressive loss of these assets replaced, often arbitrarily, by uniformity species. An on-site good building diagnosis ma...
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The paper will briefly examine which are the reasons, which are the themes and which are the methods of graphic representation of the information deduced from the study of artifacts belonging to the category of wooden cultural heritage. Although there are several national and international documents (technical standards, guidelines and recommendati...
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The professional activity of Pier Paolo Passolini and the main approaches and topical issues of conservation of monuments is discussed in the article. In Italy, after the liberation from Nazifascist regime, and especially between the mid '50s and early '60s, there was a great industrial and economic development that has taken the name of "economic...
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This contribution investigates the structural typology of the floors in the Sala dell’ Angelo, Sala dei Grappoli, Sala degli Ottagoni and Sala dei Leoni in the Ducal Palace of Sabbioneta, near Mantua, which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage entries. The study will compare the structure of the floors in the Sabbioneta Palace with an analysis of th...
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The paper will concerns the design choices agreed between the designers responsible for the structural consolidation and the implementation of safety of the wooden floors of the Ducal Palace in Sabbioneta near Mantova in Italy. The consolidation project and the implementation of safety has been carried out in full compliance with the structural des...
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The Ducal Palace in Sabbioneta, commissioned by Vespasiano Gonzaga in the end of 16th century, keeps four precious wooden ceilings inside. Rough wooden planks nailed to a skeleton structure creates the support for fine wood decorative elements. The requirement of a conservation work has prompted a diagnosis phase about the ceilings as a whole. This...
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Wood is among the first materials used by man since ancient times. Everywhere in the world, during archaeological excavations, there is evidence of that wooden past. But we ignore the causes for which the historians and archaeologists have never dealt with an age that can be called "Wood Age", preferring to devote himself, for example, to the “Ston...
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Da quasi quindici anni l’Italia si è dotata di un corpus di Norme Tecniche di tipo terminologico e procedurale, riguardanti i metodi di analisi e di indagine di materiali e manufatti costituenti i Beni Culturali. Tali documenti, validi a livello nazionale e che sono stati prodotti a partire dal 1997 sulla scorta delle Raccomandazioni NoR.Ma.L. del...
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Oggetto della relazione sono le verifiche ad alcune prove effettuate nel 2007. Tali verifiche sono state richieste dall’Ing. Lorenzo Jurina sulle strutture in legno del solaio tra il piano terra e il primo del torrione di Cascina Casale, di proprietà comunale, a Cassina de’ Pecchi. La mancanza della copertura del torrione ha esposto fino all’inizio...
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The anamnesis of a manufactured item is a basic moment of thorough study of both the direct sources, carried out by carefully observing the “patient”, and the indirect ones, carried out by reading and understanding the related documents. The contribution explains the methodology of investigation in a symbol of Italian neoclassical theater through a...
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Treatises and manuals until the XIX century confirm the use of many wood species now become obsolete because the current difficulties of cultivation, marketing and costs. It therefore assist the real risk of progressive loss of these assets replaced, often arbitrarily, by uniformity species. A good diagnosis may allow the detection and preserve ele...
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L’oggetto di studio è il portone ligneo della basilica Albertiana di Sant’Andrea a Mantova. La ricerca ha l’obiettivo di stabilire l’epoca di costruzione del manufatto. Tutte le osservazioni sono state svolte durante il sopralluogo condotto nel mese di novembre 2011; durante il sopralluogo è stato effettuato un rilievo fotografico e un’analisi part...
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Leonardo Fioravanti (Bologna 1517-1588) medical and surgeon multifaceted, carried out its activity in Italy (apart Bologna also Palermo, Messina and Naples) and abroad (in Spain and Africa) and published numerous texts on medicine. Very particular is the first part of the treaty Delio specchio di scientia universale published in Venice in 1564, in...

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Knowledge, characteristics, diagnostic, preservation and strengthening interventions of timber palm wood in the Aurés Valley (Algeria). Research of Observatory for Conservation of Woodwork (PoliMi) with the University Mohamed Khider of Biskra since 2019.