Sutura della lacuna urbana. Problemi irrisolti a Cagliari
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
Urban lacuna’s suture. Unsolved problems in Cagliari
The contribution illustrates some significant case studies lacuna treatment, both monumental and residential, carried out from the post-war period to the present days in Cagliari.
The study starts from Brandi’s concept of lacuna and has its fundations in the theory of methodological unity. The theme, central in the Giovanni Carbonara’s thought, is still relevant in the cultural debate.
The research offers a methodological contribution to the critical re-examination of reintegration, using some assessment parameters considered essential for the definition of an informed and controlled evaluation.
The formal quality is the most significant aspect of the project, in addition to the respect of the authenticity, the degree of contextualisation of the choices, the skill to express contemporaneity, as well as the compatibility in terms of chemical-physical and mechanical aspects, but also regarding use and sustainability. The study highlights particular good solutions whose value goes beyond their time of design. By contrast, other controversial examples – led by restoration needs or by innovative desires – testify to troubling approaches in terms of meaning, design and durability, where historical characters are deleted in opposition to the critical approach and the conservation premises.