Università degli Studi di Napoli "Parthenope"

Teaching schedule

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Course of Master's Degree Programme on CIVIL ENGINEERING
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Second semester
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Course description

Given that the term "Restoration" refers to technical-scientific interventions aimed at preserving the material heritage of the past and guaranteeing its temporal continuity, having recognized this heritage as bearer of values to be transmitted to the future, the course aims to provide the theoretical and operational skills related to intervention techniques on the historical building heritage, moving from the knowledge of the evolution of the debate on architectural restoration, deepened in its historical-critical aspects, in order to make the student culturally aware of the specifics and problems in relation to the intervention on the existing heritage and its meaning as a cultural testimony and, at the same time, as a resource for contemporary use.

Learning outcomes compared to Dublin descriptors

- Knowledge and understanding:
The student will be able to know and to understand the issues related to the preservation, conservation and restoration of the architectural heritage and the historical urban/territorial context together with the main restoration theories and the criteria required for conservation, acquiring a particular sensitivity on the recognition of the pre-eminently 'cultural' value of the depositary objects of the intervention.

- Ability to apply knowledge and understanding:
At the end of the course of study, the student must demonstrate the ability to integrate scientific and humanistic knowledge, as a synthesis of the same discipline of restoration and, consequently, ability to apply the theoretical guidelines and the methodology acquired in the restoration design on a building scale and/or on urban/territorial scale as a final test.

-Autonomy of judgment:
The student must have learned the necessary tools for the recognition, in an autonomous way, of the historical, aesthetic-formal, technical and material values, etc., of the historical built heritage as a premise to the exercise of a critical judgment understood as foundation of an culturally conscious and technically wise design approach. The student will also have the ability to compare the solutions adopted with the various current orientations of the restoration and be able to critically argue the choices made in relation to the materials and techniques used.

- Communication ability:
The student will have to present and articulate in a project and oral form, with appropriate scientific terminology, a project developed in group, in which the aims, methods, tools and tools of the restoration/conservation design will be put into practice. The student should be able to illustrate project drawings to an untrained public in a clear and complete manner.

-Learning ability:
Based on lectures and on-site surveys, the student must demonstrate that he/she has learned particular skills in relation to reading and recognition of historical buildings, in the reality of the material stratification, and demonstrating to reflect on the specificities of the training path based on conservative goals. The student will have to demonstrate the acquisition of methodologies to learn the future developments of the discipline.


Basic knowledge on the preservation of cultural heritage and on urban/territorial planning concepts.


The course is divided into a series of modules closely interrelated from the theoretical and methodological point of view:

3. THE ARCHITECTURAL RESTORATION DESIGN (12 hours of lessons and 8 hours of exercise)
4. RESTORATION TECHNIQUES OF BUILT HERITAGE (10 hours of lesson and 8 hours of exercise)

Teaching Methods


The study material will be provided by the professor.


C. BRANDI, Teoria del restauro, Torino 1963 (1973). R. PANE, Attualità e dialettica del restauro: educazione all’arte, teoria della conservazione e del restauro dei monumenti. Antologia a cura di Mauro Civita, Chieti 1987. S. CASIELLO, Il restauro architettonico: problematiche e metodologia di intervento, in Restauro. Criteri, metodi, esperienze, Napoli 1990, pp. 9-16. A. DEFEZ, Il consolidamento degli edifici, Napoli 1990 (2004). G. FIENGO, La conservazione dei beni ambientali e le Carte del restauro, in Restauro. Criteri, metodi esperienze., cit., pp. 26-46. G. TAMPONE, Il restauro delle strutture in legno, Milano 1996. G. FIENGO, L. GUERRIERO (a cura di), Murature tradizionali napoletane: cronologia dei paramenti tra il XVI ed il XIX secolo, Arte Tipografica, Napoli 1999. Umidità nelle murature, numero monografico della rivista «TeMa», 2, 1999. G. CARBONARA, Gli orientamenti attuali del restauro architettonico, in S. Casiello (a cura di), Restauro dalla teoria alla prassi, Napoli 2000, pp. 9-26. A. AVETA, Conservazione e valorizzazione del patrimonio culturale: indirizzi e norme per il restauro architettonico, Napoli 2005. S. CASIELLO, Il consolidamento come operazione culturale, in Restauro e consolidamento, Atti del Convegno Restauro e consolidamento dei beni architettonici e ambientali. Problematiche attuali (Napoli, 31 marzo- 1 aprile 2003), a cura di A. Aveta, S. Casiello, F. La Regina, R. Picone, Roma 2005, pp. 9-11. A. BELLINI, (a cura di), Tecniche della conservazione, Milano 2003. S. CASIELLO (A cura di), La cultura del restauro. Teorie e fondatori, Venezia 20052. A.P. TORSELLO (a cura di), Che cos'è il restauro? Nove studiosi a confronto, Venezia 2005. D. FIORANI (a cura di), Restauro e tecnologie in architettura, Roma 2009. G. PUGLIANO, L’istanza ecologica nel pensiero di Roberto Pane in AA.VV., Roberto Pane tra storia e restauro. Architettura, città, paesaggio, Atti del Convegno nazionale di studi Roberto Pane tra storia e restauro. Architettura, città, paesaggio (Napoli, 27-28 ottobre 2008), a cura di S. Casiello, A. Pane, V. Russo, Venezia 2010, pp. 470-477.


G. CARBONARA, Restauro dei monumenti. Guida agli elaborati grafici, Napoli 1990. D. FIORANI, Restauro architettonico e strumento informatico. Guida agli elaborati grafici, Napoli 2004. G. CARBONARA (a cura di), Trattato di restauro architettonico, Torino 1996. AA.VV., Il manuale del restauro architettonico, coordinato da L. Zevi, Roma 2001. AA.VV., Trattato sul consolidamento, coordinato da P. Rocchi, Roma 2003. C. CAMPANELLA, Capitolato di appalto per le opere di restauro, Milano 2003. B. P. TORSELLO, S. MUSSO, Tecniche di restauro, Torino 2003. AA.VV., Atlante del Restauro, diretto da G. Carbonara, Torino 2004. R. PICONE, Conservazione e accessibilità: il superamento delle barriere architettoniche negli edifici e nei siti storici, Napoli 2004. G. PUGLIANO, La centralità del tema dell’‘uso’ nel progetto di restauro architettonico con¬tem¬po¬ra¬neo. Questioni metodologiche ed operative in RICerca/REStauro, coordinamento di D. Fiorani, Sezione 3A Progetto e cantiere: orizzonti operativi a cura di S. Della Torre, Roma 2017, pp. 617- 625.

Learning assessment

The exam consists in verifying the level of achievement of the previously training objectives. The exam takes place through an oral form in which the acquisition of the theoretical aspects dealt during the teaching course will be evaluated. It will also be verified
the criteria used in the restoration design.

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