Antiche e nuove costruzioni, forme e necessità: conservazione e ri-composizione di architetture
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: n.s. 2019, 2020
Ancient and new buildings, forms and needs: conservation and re-composition of architectures
Addition as a clear expression of its time refers both to its necessity and to its ability to re-compose, to the reason for its presence as a critical reconsideration of the mandate of distinguishability. The architectural addition enbodies in fact the relationship between the needs of the existing building and the needs related to its new or extended relationship with the community. Another form of necessity is that of the sense of the measure of the intervention and therefore of the sensitivity and technical control referable to the maximum limit of the addition with which the sense and purpose of the intervention are achieved. Moreover, designing for conservation is an activity of critical rethinking of relationships interconnected thanks to History, which is also the history of meaningful compositions. In the restoration process the term and the profound meaning of the composition in architecture must be recalled, not to say exhumed by a deliberate oblivion. The restoration project is more than ever composition and recomposition of matter, spaces, shapes and sense and time of architectures.