The importance of spontaneous architecture is internationally acknowledged and many authors have dedicated studies to this topic. In Italy the architecture of the minor historical centres characterizes the internal territory of the regions and it is very important as it is the result of local knowledge. In fact, it includes many case-studies and a large amount of information, some of which still needs to be decoded. The central theme of the problem lies in the need to give back a function to historical centres and repopulation would also allow the physical recovery of these places. The possibility of recovering minor buildings would not only save land use for the new construction, but would also involve an environmental advantage, with the possibility of defining design methods to bring the existing built heritage back to life. A viable way is the active conservation, through a controlled transformation. This approach restores the centrality of the project and allows the preservation of the formal, typological, architectural, technical-constructive features on the one hand, the technological and functional updating of the historical building on the other one. This paper shows a case study of a rehabilitation project of a building aggregate locates in the hinterland of Abruzzo, in which a mix of compatible strategies is used to promote functional recovery and performance upgrading, in full compliance with the historical, architectural and construction values.

New functional roles and energy efficiency implementation in the recovery of minor historical centres

MARIANNA ROTILIO
2020

Abstract

The importance of spontaneous architecture is internationally acknowledged and many authors have dedicated studies to this topic. In Italy the architecture of the minor historical centres characterizes the internal territory of the regions and it is very important as it is the result of local knowledge. In fact, it includes many case-studies and a large amount of information, some of which still needs to be decoded. The central theme of the problem lies in the need to give back a function to historical centres and repopulation would also allow the physical recovery of these places. The possibility of recovering minor buildings would not only save land use for the new construction, but would also involve an environmental advantage, with the possibility of defining design methods to bring the existing built heritage back to life. A viable way is the active conservation, through a controlled transformation. This approach restores the centrality of the project and allows the preservation of the formal, typological, architectural, technical-constructive features on the one hand, the technological and functional updating of the historical building on the other one. This paper shows a case study of a rehabilitation project of a building aggregate locates in the hinterland of Abruzzo, in which a mix of compatible strategies is used to promote functional recovery and performance upgrading, in full compliance with the historical, architectural and construction values.
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