Il restauro ai confini. I confini del restauro
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura, 2020
Conservation at the borders. The boundaries of conservation
The concept of heritage addressed in the reflections of thinkers and theorists and the final purpose of the conservation have evolved in parallel. In fact, until the middle of the 20th century this discipline focused mostly on the restoration of monuments while the interest in other types of heritage only became more prominent in recent decades, with a few exceptions. This text uses three specific examples to show how conservation evolves and grows at a theoretical and practical level by working at the boundaries of discipline. The three projects illustrated examine cases closely connected to these boundaries: a humble vernacular building, whose state of abandonment has ensured the preservation of its authenticity and its transformation into a monument of local memory; the construction, using traditional techniques, of a new building as an example of innovation which also promotes the survival of traditional crafts and constructive tradition; and the reinterpretation of an inconsistent space that unites ancient and new fragments in an attempt to recover the memory of a place which has now vanished.