«Castelli e Ponti di Maestro Nicola Zabaglia». Attualizzazione e possibilità odierna di applicazione
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
«Castelli e Ponti Di Maestro Nicola Zabaglia». Actualization and possible contemporary applications
This research is mainly directed to confirm, from a constructive point of view, what seen in the treatise «Castelli e Ponti di Maestro Nicola Zabaglia» engravings and in their explanatory captions; secondarily, the aim is to suggest a potential ri-elaboration, with the present technologies and standards, of such machines in view of their use in contemporary conservation sites. Zabaglia’s “Castelli” have the unique distinction of having been designed to allow the continuity of functions and fruition in the Basilica. The ancient modus operandi guidelines (focusing on the respect of the ancient, the simplicity, the short assembly time, the safeness and the adaptability) represent completely current principles especially in the world of cultural heritage conservation where specialistic processing and the peculiarity of the monument ask for customized scaffoldings.