La conservazione delle superfici intonacate. Un aspetto del progetto di restauro
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Preservation of plastered facades
The covering’s material of historical buildings is often considered a ‘expendable surface’, identified only by his protective function. An element almost marked by an intrinsic temporariness, deprived of a proper cultural significant. Instead, the covering material has the same historical value of the others construction’s parts because it has been carried out in a way, with some components, representative of a specifical historical, technical, aesthetic and cultural traditions. It has been modified, like the others, with the taste of change in time, posing the same theoretical issue of the preservation of different temporal layers. But this component of the historical buildings, above all in the small urban centres, has been the more subjected to removal or substitution interventions, compromising the authenticity of urban historical heritage.
The essay shows some reflections on the more widespread interventions, and some preservation experiences carried out in local contexts.