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This seventh issue of the series “Quaderni” from the BSc course in “Construction Systems and Processes” is devoted to the Arsenale militare Biasca (1940-1942), a complex designed by  the architects Giuseppe Antonini, Giannetto Broggini, Bruno Brunoni, Giuseppe Ferrini, Ferdinando Fischer, Augusto Jäggli, Americo and Attilio Marazzi, Oswald Roelly, Carlo and Rino Tami. The second year students at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, guided by professor Franz Graf, carried out practical work on the Arsenale articulated in the collection and analysis of original documentation, the redrafting of the buildings plans and the production of axonometric projections and constructional models made to scale. A selection of the material collected for the course, with the original drawings and period photographs, together with a historical reading of the buildings, a structural analysis and a selection of students’ works make up this issue, which is intended not only to demonstrate the presence in Ticino of a notable architectural work, but also to furnish the operators responsible for its conservation with pointers about appropriate ways of carrying out maintenance or restoration work.

“Sistemi e processi della costruzione. Quaderno 7”

Antonini, Broggini, Brunoni, Ferrini, Fischer, Jäggli, Marazzi, Roelly, Tami

Arsenale militare Biasca

edited by

Franz Graf, Britta Buzzi-Huppert

21 x 29.5 cm, 60 pp.
38 ill. b/w
paperback
english / italian
ISBN 9788887624847
€ 18 / frs 20.–

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This sixth issue of the series “Quaderni” from the BSc course in “Construction Systems and Processes” is devoted to the Cinema-Teatro Blenio, by Giampiero Mina (1956-1958). The second year students at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, guided by professor Franz Graf, carried out practical work on the project articulated in the collection and analysis of original documentation, the redrafting of the building plans and the production of axonometric projections and constructional models made to scale. A selection of the material collected for the course, with the original drawings and period photographs, together with a historical reading of the building, a structural analysis and a selection of students’ works make up this issue, which is intended not only to demonstrate the presence in Ticino of a notable architectural work, but also to furnish the operators responsible for its conservation with pointers about appropriate ways of carrying out maintenance or restoration work.

“Sistemi e processi della costruzione. Quaderno 6”

Giampiero Mina

Cinema-Teatro Blenio, 1956-1958

edited by

Franz Graf, Britta Buzzi-Huppert

21 x 29.5 cm, 56 pp.
48 ill. b/w
paperback
english / italian
ISBN 9788887624823
€ 18 / frs 20.–

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Yellowred is a publication that concerns architecture projects, built on preexisting architecture, converting, reusing, extending, downsizing or refurbishing it. Its main goal is to illustrate how buildings, in their inevitable transformation process, can be re-used. This publication will collect a number of projects that show a capacity to rediscover in the existing building hidden potentialities, transforming them in opportunities for the re-used building. It wants to talk about the strategies, themes, ideas and advantages of extending the lifespan of an existing structure, which has become a widely diffused practice due to today’s global commitment for what concerns sustainability. On the other hands Yellowred will look at examples from the past, showing that reusing existing buildings has always been part of architects’ concerns, for economic, social or cultural reasons. 

Yellowred

On Reused Architecture
edited by

Martin Boesch, Laura Lupini,

João Machado

21 x 29.5 cm, 176 pp.
150 ill. b/w, 125 ill. col.
paperback

english

Silvana Editoriale

ISBN 9788836636211

€ 29 / frs 29.–

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This fifth issue of the series “Quaderni” from the BSc course in “Construction Systems and Processes” is devoted to the Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, built in Personico by Augusto Jäggli with Giovanni Lombardi and Giuseppe Gellera (1962-1967). The second year students at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, guided by professor Franz Graf, carried out practical work on the project articulated in the collection and analysis of original documentation, the redrafting of the building plans and the production of axonometric projections and constructional models made to scale. A selection of the material collected for the course, with the original drawings and period photographs, together with a historical reading of the building, a structural analysis and a selection of students’ works make up this issue, which is intended not only to demonstrate the presence in Ticino of a notable architectural work, but also to furnish the operators responsible for its conservation with pointers about appropriate ways of carrying out maintenance or restoration work.

“Sistemi e processi della costruzione. Quaderno 5”

Augusto Jäggli, Giovanni Lombardi, Giuseppe Gellera

Centrale Idroelettrica Nuova Biaschina, 1962-1967

edited by

Franz Graf, Britta Buzzi-Huppert

21 x 29.5 cm, 56 pp.
46 ill. b/w
paperback
english / italian
ISBN 9788887624779
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Augusto Guidini (1853-1928) is numbered among the pioneers of Swiss art history and conservation, as well as one of the most learned architects of his age, together with Gottfried Semper, Karl Moser and Hans Bernoulli. Yet this recognition has not hitherto been accompanied by an adequate historiographical assessment. The Library of the Academy of Architecture, which preserves the libraries of many famous architects bequeathed to it, also holds Augusto Guidini’s professional library, and has now promoted this first monographic study of the achievements of the Ticinese architect. Enriched with a complete and detailed atlas of his works, It presents contributions reconstructing the human and professional attainments of this versatile artist, fine draftsman and outstanding intellectual of his time.

 

Texts by Riccardo Bergossi, Stefania Bianchi, Valeria Farinati, Arnaldo Guidini, Chiara Lumia, Ornella Selvafolta, Angela Windholz.

Augusto Guidini

di Barbengo.

Architetto, giornalista, politico

edited by

Angela Windholz

24 x 34 cm, 160 pp.

37 ill. col., 84 ill. b/w

paperback

italian

Edizioni Casagrande

ISBN 9788877137272

€ 42 / frs 45.-

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This fourth issue of the series “Quaderni” from the BSc course in “Construction Systems and Processes” is devoted to the Hotel Arizona built in Lugano by Tita Carloni and Luigi Camenisch (1955-1957). The second year students at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, guided by professor Franz Graf, carried out practical work on the project articulated in the collection and analysis of original documentation, the redrafting of the building plans and the production of axonometric projections and constructional models made to scale. A selection of the material collected for the course, with the original drawings and period photographs, together with a historical reading of the building, a structural analysis and a selection of students’ works make up this issue, which is intended not only to demonstrate the presence in Ticino of a notable architectural work, but also to furnish the operators responsible for its conservation with pointers about appropriate ways of carrying out maintenance or restoration work.

Sistemi e processi della costruzione

Quaderno 4

Tita Carloni con Luigi Camenisch

Albergo Arizona, 1955-1957

edited by

Franz Graf, Britta Buzzi-Huppert

21 x 29.5 cm, 48 pp.
35 ill. b/w.
paperback
english / italian
ISBN 9788887624731
€ 18 / frs 20.–

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This third issue of the series “Quaderni” from the BSc course in “Construction Systems and Processes” is devoted to a big residential building, Villa Gerosa, designed by the ticinese architect Tita Carloni and built in Rancate, near Mendrisio (1967-1971). The second year students at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, guided by professor Franz Graf, carried out practical work on the project articulated in the collection and analysis of original documentation, the redrafting of the building plans and the production of axonometric projections and constructional models made to scale. A selection of the material collected for the course, with the original drawings and period photographs, together with a historical reading of the building, a structural analysis and a selection of students’ works make up this issue, which is intended not only to demonstrate the presence in Ticino of a notable architectural work, but also to furnish the operators responsible for its conservation with pointers about appropriate ways of carrying out maintenance or restoration work.

Sistemi e processi della costruzione

Quaderno 3

Tita Carloni

Villa Gerosa, 1967-1971

edited by

Franz Graf, Britta Buzzi-Huppert

21 x 29.5 cm, 48 pp.
39 ill. b/w.
paperback
english / italian
ISBN 978-8887624670
€ 15 / frs 20.–

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This second issue of the series “Quaderni” from the BSc course in “Construction Systems and Processes” is devoted to the masterpiece of Rino Tami, the Cantonal Library in Lugano (1939-1941). The second year students at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, guided by professor Franz Graf, carried out practical work on the project articulated in the collection and analysis of original documentation, the redrafting of the building plans and the production of axonometric projections and constructional models made to scale. A selection of the material collected for the course, with the original drawings and period photographs, together with a historical reading of the building, a structural analysis and a selection of students’ works make up this issue, which is intended not only to demonstrate the presence in Ticino of a notable architectural work, but also to furnish the operators responsible for its conservation with pointers about appropriate ways of carrying out maintenance or restoration work.

Sistemi e processi della costruzione

Quaderno 2

Rino Tami

Biblioteca cantonale, 1939-1941

edited by

Franz Graf, Britta Buzzi-Huppert

21 x 29.5 cm, 48 pp.
31 ill. b/w.
paperback
english / italian
ISBN 978-8887624632
€ 15 / frs 20.–

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The book deals with the troubled  issue of the relation between legislation and the protection of twentieth-century architecture through a constructive dialogue between the competencies of specialists in various fields: architects, curators, lawyers and security experts. The questions raised by the topic are analysed in theoretical terms but also in their immediate operative relevance, through a discussion of the principles underlying the principles subtending the regulations in force in various sectors.

 

Texts in Italian, English, French or German by Bernard Bauchet, Martin Boesch, Marco Borghi, Andrea Canziani, Mauro Gandolla, Wolfgang Karl Göhner, Markus Gehri, Daniele Graber, Roberta Grignolo, Pierino Lestuzzi, Walter Maffioletti, Joe A. Manser, Dieter Martin, Gustavo Milani, Tapani Mustonen, Barbara Neubauer, Terjie Nypan, Valeria Pracchi, Régis Prunet, Bruno Reichlin, Oskar Spital-Frenking, Ana Tostões.

Diritto e salvaguardia dell'architettura del XX secolo
/ Law and the Conservation of 20th Century Architecture
edited by

Roberta Grignolo, Bruno Reichlin
21 x 25 cm, 312 pp.

168 ill. col., 168 ill. b/w

paperback

italian, english, french, german

Silvana Editoriale

ISBN 97888836627226

€ 35 / frs 40.–

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This first “Quaderno” from the BSc course in “Construction Systems and Processes” is devoted to a building by Rino Tami from the fifties, the Avegno Depot of the Maggia S.A. Hydroelectric Workshops. The second year students at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, guided by professor Franz Graf, carried out practical work on the Depot articulated in the collection and analysis of original documentation, the redrafting of the building plans and the production of axonometric projections and constructional models made to scale. A selection of the material collected for the course, with the original drawings and period photographs, together with a historical reading of the building, a structural analysis and a selection of students’ works make up this issue, which is intended not only to demonstrate the presence in Ticino of a notable architectural work, but also to furnish the operators responsible for its conservation with pointers about appropriate ways of carrying out maintenance or restoration work.

Sistemi e processi della costruzione. Quaderno 1

Rino Tami

Deposito Avegno, 1953-1955

Officine Idroelettriche della Maggia

edited by

Franz Graf, Britta Buzzi-Huppert

21 x 29.5 cm, 48 pp.
36 ill. b/w.
paperback
english / italian
ISBN 9788887624601
€ 15 / frs 20.–

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