Giorgio Verdiani

Giorgio Verdiani
University of Florence | UNIFI · Dipartimento di Architettura (DiDA)

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Introduction
Giorgio Verdiani currently works at the Dipartimento di Architettura (DiDA), University of Florence. He was a Icar/17 Researcher from 2006 to 2020, then started his Associate Professor contract in May 2020. Giorgio brings on his research in the fields of Architectural Survey, Graphic Design and 3D Virtual reconstruction. One of his current projects is 'Modern Fortifications of the Mediterranean.'
Additional affiliations
January 2016 - present
Catholic University "Our Lady of Good Counsel"
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Professor for the "Grafica digitale" (Computer Graphic) Course at the Faculty of Architecture
December 2015 - present
Catholic University "Our Lady of Good Counsel"
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Corso di "Grafica Digitale" negli anni accademici 2015-2016 a 2019. Corso di "Rilievo per il Restauro" nell'anno accademico 2019-2020
October 2008 - February 2014
Università Telematica "E-Campus"
Position
  • Professor
Description
  • Professor for the course "Drawing" in the Civil Engineering Bachelor degree course. Professore per il corso di "Disegno" nel corso di Laurea triennale in Ingegneria Civile.
Education
October 2001 - March 2003
Facoltà di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italia
Field of study
  • Architettura
September 1987 - July 1998
Facoltà di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italia
Field of study
  • Architettura

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Publications (134)
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Submission Deadline-July 15th 2022 https://aaccp2022.wordpress.com/ AACCP (Architecture, Archaeology and Contemporary City Planning) is a multidisciplinary and progressive network, which has gathered together researchers, experts and practitioners from various fields to discuss topics related to urban development and city planning since 2014. One...
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Any city with a long and articulated past has buildings, squares and monuments linked to its history, the built heritage is its more evident direct link to the historical and artistic events that characterize the present urban asset. In between this main feature, there is the possibility that a myriad of a minor, medium or minimal sized elements ma...
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Architectures are always subject to transformation in time. When a historical building is seen by a tourist or by an occasional visitor, it appears like a complete and final artefact, showing its main characteristics like a clear example of a style or of an artistic phase. This interpretation may turn out to be mostly a simplification, while the bu...
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The information management of historical buildings through BIM methodologies presupposes not only the collection of data and information relating to geometric shape and technical parameters of the component elements, but more generally the identification of those semantic values, which make it part of the historical-cultural heritage shared in a sp...
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Rural depopulation is becoming a problem day by day. There are a lot of reasons, which are leading to a massive exodus from the countryside to the city, but all of them are strictly connected to the change that we’re carrying on from the economic and social points of view. Depopulation is, first of all, a social issue, which is manifested by the ab...
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Chapter in Shaking Heritage, Museum Collections between Seismic Vulnerability and Museum Design. Any moment the earth can shake, but we do not know when or where. If it happens, our Heritage might be in danger. Shaking Heritage addresses the topic of the seismic vulnerability of museum collections. It develops a way to assess the seismic risks fo...
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In the Church of St. Anastasia, in Verona, Italy, there is a fresco from Pisanello, dated between 1432 and 1438. It is named San Giorgio e la Principessa (St. George and the Princess), but it has received in time the final addition “of Trebisonda”. The vision depicted inside this fresco opens a reflection about interpretation and representation, ab...
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Le architetture sono sempre soggette a trasformazioni nel tempo. Quando un edifi cio storico viene visto da un turista o da un visitatore occasionale, appare come un manufatto completo e defi nitivo, mostrando le sue caratteristiche principali come un chiaro esempio di uno stile o di una fase artistica. Questa interpretazione può rivelarsi per lo p...
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In our time, the progressive digitalization of “everything” is moving the society to new behaviors and new paradigms in finding information, learning, visiting a museum, understanding artworks, and taking choices. The transformation is a part of the Industry 4.0 evolution and of the progressive advent of the Society 5.0, even if these definitions m...
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In the present, correct use of the available tools for the digital survey may allow fast and reliable documentation of architecture and urban settlement. The contribution to knowledge and to the quality of any intervention coming from the creation of a "digital twin" of the real is evident and when it is applied without appropriate accuracy is alwa...
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The COVID-19 Pandemic has brought a strong hit to human society, the creative and design environments suffered the needed and correct restrictions applied as countermeasures to the spreading of the virus, but at the same time, it reacted on its way. To contain the risk of contagion one of the most efficient devices is the face mask, which quickly r...
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The Artistic goods represent a priceless asset of our cultural patrimony since they play a crucial role in defining and understanding the identity of communities. Nevertheless, they are not always adequately protected against possible dangers and hazards or the effects of time. In these last decades, the new technologies - such as the digital contr...
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In the context of the digital revolution, the architect, the urbanist, the designers are no more allowed in operating as simple users: none of the traditional professions can keep unaltered the structure and behaviours from the past. If the professional wants to be included in the transformation, there is no way to escape the rethinking of teams, r...
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The central position of Sardinia in the Mediterranean made it a crossing point of many cultural and political events, but at the same time, its isolation has favoured the manifestation of specific and unique Cultural Heritage phenomena, like the network of the Romanesque churches, disseminated all around the island, which shows how an architectural...
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In this paper, the very original urban landscape perception caused by the emergency after the 2020’ New CoronaVirus Pandemic event will be discussed and analyzed. Most of the approaches conducted on social media and on the newspaper have pointed to putting in evidence the spectacular empty cities “as never seen before”, which thing is absolutely co...
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During the CHNT 2017, while attending together one of the social events, Gilber discussed with Willem Beex the possibility of scanning the famous maquette of Maastricht from 1750. Willem suggested a collaboration between his agency and the Dipartimento di Architettura (Architectural Department) in Florence, Italy, to start what clearly was a nice,...
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La definizione di “museo digitale” e di “museo virtuale” viene oggi frequentemente utilizzata per indicare una varietà di interventi che integrano, espandono o costituiscono alternativa allo spazio museale come tradizionalmente inteso. Una qualunque applicazione del concetto di “sostituzione” del digitale al reale è ancora lontana, se non altro per...
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Capitolo dedicato al rendering non fotorealistico nel volume "Manuale di Rappresentazione per il Design" a cura di Stefano Bertocci, 2021
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The paper deals with the application of Building Information Modelling (BIM) to the documentation and preservation of Archaeological Heritage. illustrating the implemantation process to a case study. The work process started from the historical analysis tighether with the geometric capturing of the built morphology. A 3D model was created by combin...
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The historic centres of Berat and Gjirokastra, located in central and southern Albania, were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005, thanks to the valuable presence of several remarkable examples of Ottoman-styled houses, and to the integrity of their vernacular urban landscape. This chapter presents the digital survey and some reflections...
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The contemporary town is a mix of transformations, intentions, need of knowledge, opportunities and difficult challenges. Even if global/general planning should be the main reference for organic development, interventions based on isolated intentions, occasional researches, specific investigations may bring positive and interesting contributions to...
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Highlights: The "mosquito fleet" has a specific page in the WWI naval wars. Based on a specific ship, it is missing detailed documentation, the survey of the last one can highlight that episode. The digital survey of the Eothen has a strategy aimed to allow the full documentation of the shipwreck in a very difficult environment, managing floods, mu...
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During this past year the Laboratory for eXtended Realities (DIDA–LXR) from the DIDALABS sys-tem at the Department of Architecture at the University of Florence, has experienced a various number of activities. Most of them linked together digital modelling of no longer existing architectures and still in place Built Heritage. Others were aimed to d...
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In recent years, the study of the evolution of the appearance and conformation of cities over the centuries has found new forms of representation through the use of digital modelling and related immersive techniques. These technologies, spread through the gaming industry, are now finding more and more space also in the world of archaeology and the...
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Rural depopulation is becoming a problem day by day. There are a lot of reasons, which are leading to massive exodus from the countryside to the city, but all of them are strictly connected to the change that we’re carrying on from the economic and social points of view. Depopulation is first of all a social issue, which is manifested by the abando...
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The Street Art pieces have entered an advanced stage, after being generated in contexts of urban complexity and difficult social and cultural mixtures, they reached the value of the real artworks, demonstrating how the “skin” of the cityscape may influence the feelings both of the people living there and the ones visiting that neighbourhood. The co...
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Il paesaggio rupestre della Cappadocia offre una visione incredibile di un ambiente geologico ricco e unico, che ricorda, nelle forme della sua erosione, prospettive evocative e visioni architettoniche fantastiche. Un patrimonio fatto di rocce, gole, valli e promontori, arricchiti dalle passate popolazioni con un’intensa opera dedicata alla creazio...
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The rupestrian landscape of Cappadocia offers an incredible vision of a unique, rich geological environment, eroded into forms creating evocative panoramas and fantastical architectural visions. A heritage made up of rocks, gorges, valleys, and promontories where the populations of the past dedicated themselves to creating rock-cut cavities to hold...
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This article concerns a case study from the north of Cyprus, a territory that is quite conflictive in terms of both the documentation and restoration of Cultural Heritage. Historical documentation, the study of masonry types and mortars, archival investigation, and architectural survey with support from advanced digital techniques was accompanied w...
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All the fortifications have their time. They respond to specific way of defending and attacking they change in time accordingly to the terrible habits of the weaponry and technology evolution. For a long time, from the age of the great fortifications, to the use of cannons, to the invention of the aerial war, the military built heritage have seen a...
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In discussions on urbanism, the need to involve new actors has been a major theme of recent debate. In this field, throughout Europe, various ways of allowing citizens to take a more direct part in planning is stressed. It is also important to look at the role or lack of the role played by particular research fields. Architecture plays a major role...
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When reading and interpreting an archaeological area, or an urban asset developed over an archaeological trace, all the remains, elements and evidence are seen according to the creation of the main idea developed in the mind of the archaeologist, the architect, the cultural heritage expert. But what appears in present time for the reading is the re...
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Extended realities are often oriented in enhancing the perception of space, isolating the subject from the real environment and bringing the user to "anothe~e". In the "lmmaginario Bragadin" (imaginary BRAGADIN, n3,· flom "Marcantonio Bragadin", Venice 1523 - Famagosta 1571 , past marine captain) an incredible outside world and the "introvert" virt...
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The International Urban Design Workshop “Urban Façade: Istanbul waterfront” took place in March 23th-30st 2019 at the Faculty of Architecture and Design, Özyegˆin University, Istanbul. Organised by the authors in collaboration with University of Parma, “Sapienza” University of Rome, University of Naples “Federico II”, DIDALABS, Department of Archit...
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Unlike the numerous studies on historical centres which have been deeply addressed, the seismic risk of archaeological sites is a topic not much discussed in the scientific literature. It represents a complex assessment aimed at mitigating the vulnerability ancient artefacts to earthquakes and, therefore, to reduce the loss of inestimable historic...
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Which is the meaning of researching and working in the field of the digital survey at the beginning of the XXIth century? Are the scholars and professionals planning procedures and strategies or just producing an enormous amount of digital data which destiny will be a colossal data loss? Starting from a reflection about "where we are" after 20 year...
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IFAU 2019-3rd International Forum on Architecture and Urbanism aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers, and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of Architecture, Urbanism, Cultural Heritage within Modernization and Globalization trends of XXI century. The third edit...
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*AWARD WINNING POSTER OF THE 35th INTERNATIONAL CAE CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION* - - - In recent years, more and more attention has been paid to creating safeguards measures in protecting masterpieces, art items, large statues, from the uncontrollable event of an earthquake. In the poster presented here will be shown how it is possible to define a...
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Abstract Istanbul has an extended story to tell, but sometimes the idea of its urban development seems frozen to some specific passages in time, while, on the contrary, such an urban context is subject to a continuous transformation of its tissue, changing functions, behaviours, rules. The built heritage keeps on being exploited and reused, dragged...
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Abstract Istanbul has an extended story to tell, but sometimes the idea of its urban development seems frozen to some specific passages in time, while, on the contrary, such an urban context is subject to a continuous transformation of its tissue, changing functions, behaviours, rules. The built heritage keeps on being exploited and reused, dragged...
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Collection of the Abstracts of the AACCP 2019 ROME, ITALY Committee: Liisa Seppänen, Per Cornell, Giorgio Verdiani, Pablo Rodriguez-Navarro, James Dixon, Sinan Burat. The workshop will be realized in collaboration between the University of Turku, Finland, the Architecture Department of the University of Florence, Italy and the Department of Hist...
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"From spolia in se to spolia in re': What does the transformation underneath this sentence implies? !t is a transition from a simple building stone, an element originally used fora specific purpose, to a stone that after being cut and used in a built structure is removed for being used elsewhere. This "survival of the ancient" c an be seen from two...
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Nowadays the urban tissue often presents mixed architectures, abandoned parts from a recent past, mostly former industrial buildings, near new saturation and developments. The city growth has included them after they lost their use, they have still a strong appeal on the collective imagination. Recovering them is not necessarily a demolition and re...
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Poster for the "Construire face au risque naturel dansles sociétés anciennes" Conference, Naples, 6-7 September 2019, Centre Jean Bérard Italian Abstract: Il 62 d.C. è l’anno che segna l’inizio di un periodo caratterizzato da una serie di terremoti che si manifestarono, con continuità, fino alla completa distruzione di Pompei causata dall’eruzion...
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Pesquisas conjuntas . Itália/Brasil sobre patrimônio e novas tecnologias São Paolo, Brazil, dia 13 de agosto 2019 Lançamento do ArCo 2020 “1ª Convenção Internacional sobre patrimônio, segurança e inovação digital” Dipartimento di Architettura DiDA Università di Firenze, 28-30 de maio de 2020 www.arcoconference.com Instituto Italiano de Cultura...
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‘Interrupted city’ è una iniziativa culturale itinerante che prende dichiaratamente spunto dalla ‘Roma Interrotta’ ideata da Piero Sartogo nel lontano 1974. A suo modo si tratta di un omaggio all’inventore di quel progetto culturale basato sulla Pianta grande di Roma di Giambattista Nolli. Nel 2017 Tom Rankin, Paolo Pineschi e Alessandro Camiz hann...
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ArCo, Art Collections 2020, Conference on Cultural Heritage, Safety and Digital Innovation. ArCo Conference will take place in Florence, Italy on the 28-30 May 2020. It is an International Conference dedicated to innovative experiences in Museums and Art Collections. The call for abstract is open from the 25th of June to the 15th September 2019...
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In February 2018 DIDA, the Department of Architecture of the University of Florence, performed an open and public analysis and evaluation of the scientific research carried out during the first five years of activity since its establishment. The aim of the DIDA Research Week Book is to communicate the results of such research, in all the aspects wh...
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Fragments, ruined architectures, parts of statues, all these elements have always exercised a strong fascination on humanity, evoking a close or far past and pushing the mind to imagine the piece original aspect and its surroundings, while creating a subtle melancholy which undoubtedly has a strong appeal on many people. At the same time, it is qui...
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Architects are used to being in relationships with museums and are accustomed to planning them and learning how to organise their specific structures. Inspiration can be found in museums, and sometimes the ideas of other architects can be emulated. The rules and solutions usually adopted for museums are based on well-established procedures, with th...
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The digital photogrammetry has renewed the approach to the measurement for archaeologists, architects and many researchers, students, professionals in Cultural Heritage. Thus, most of the troubles coming from the more and more advanced software for photogrammetry processing came from purely photographic mistakes or poor knowledge about photographic...
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Documenting large architectures with an accurate survey has recently become possible even with a limited budget. Digital survey tools based on both active and passive solutions, offers today versatile opportunities for the architectural documentation, regardless of the building's dimension. This paper presents the poster, prepared for the CHNT conf...
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In recent years, more and more attention has been paid to create safeguard measures in protecting masterpieces, art items, and large statues, from the uncontrollable event of an earthquake [Agbadian et al. 1988]. In this paper a comprehensive analysis of a set of significant statues currently located in the Bargello Museum in Florence (Italy) is pr...
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The Basilica Cistern, Yerebatan Sarnici in Turkish, is the largest of all the hundreds of ancient cisterns that rise below the city of Istanbul. In the NorthWest corner of the cistern, the bases of two columns reuse the carved blocks with the face of Medusa. The origin of the two heads is unknown; it is possible to say the same for a third (double)...
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In recent years, more and more attention has been paid to creating safeguards measures in protecting masterpieces, art items, large statues, from the uncontrollable event of an earthquake. In the poster presented here a specific research about this subject will be brought to the attention of the conference participants: It will be shown how, from a...
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This case study is about an archaeological site in central London, named “The Charnel House”, it is a crypt in a cemetery chapel, dedicated to St Edmund the King and St Mary Magdalene, built probably about 1330. It was located at the Spitalfields suburb, (Spital Yard), actually Bishops Square, E1 6AD London (UK). The site is located below the stree...
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Documenting with an accurate survey a large architecture is nowadays a possible and affordable work, based on a mix of active and passive solutions, the use of digital survey tools offers extremely versatile opportunities of documentation no matter the extension of the building. In the poster presented here, a mix of Terrestrial and Aerial Photogra...
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Contemporary photogrammetry, with the use of high-resolution sensors and correct shooting procedures, allows getting details far from the common level of perception of the human eye. This can be particularly useful in the use of macro and micro details, but it can be extremely useful also in specific situations when even quite large elements are di...
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H-BIM models are becoming an effective support for the protection and conservation of historical heritage artefacts. The application of these new digital tools arisen several issues regarding the semantic parsing method, often due the topologic relation that exist between architectural and structural elements.Moreover, the growing adoption of surve...
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Livorno, in Tuscany represent the main harbor in this part of the Mediterranean coast. With the establishment of the Free Port, in 1676, the arrival of merchants was favored and the demand for warehouses, capable of accumulating goods in the port of transit, increased considerably. For this reason, the system of fortifications was strengthened towa...
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The Opera Punta Rossa fortification was built at the end of XIX century (1887) on the South of Caprera island (North Sardinia), when returned to thinking of La Maddalena archipelago as a strategic military centre, no longer determining in relation to the only French border, but to the much larger chessboard of the Western Mediterranean. It is of si...
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The medieval Cathedral of Sant’Antioco di Bisarcio is one of the most important Romanesque churches in Sardinia. The countryside church is located on a volcanic hill in the area of Chilivani (Ozieri, north Sardinia). It was built with local Eocene-Miocene pyroclastites at the beginning of the XI century by Tuscan-Lombard workforce, according to thr...
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Earthquakes represent huge risks for cultural heritage. Although there is a large literature about prevention on historical buildings, the seismic assessment on collections and exhibition designs is usually underestimated. "RESIMUS" long running project involves different knowledge and fields; its goal is to prevent seismic damages to museum collec...
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In discussions on urbanism, the need to involve new actors has been a major theme of recent debate. In this field, throughout Europe, various ways of allowing citizens to take a more direct part in planning is stressed. It is also important to look at the role or lack of the role played by particular research fields. Architecture plays a major role...
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We continually hear about the virtues of the use of drones, but not about the real possibilities of the existing ones in the market applied to the work of architectural survey; and neither about the advantages and problems it solves in the incorporation of aerial photographs in the photogrammetric survey, covering topics such as the necessary softw...