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How can we avoid the creation of new ghettos or the proliferation of dormitory neighbourhoods? How does architectural action encourage ties between individual and family life and the social and collective dimensions? The special character of social housing lies in this twofold specificity: it responds to primary needs and offers scenarios of life capable of accommodating the complexity of public space. In doing so, the design of social housing is closely bound up with the urban fact and its deep social, cultural and temporal stratification. The design of important sections of the city constitutes the underlying motif of all 15 editions of WISH (Workshop on International Social Housing), a formative project launched in 2003 by the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture and recounted in this volume.

Quindici anni di WISH

Workshop on International Social Housing

2003-2017

edited by

Martino Pedrozzi, Andrea Nardi

17 x 24 cm

280 pp.

96 ill. col., 204 ill. b/v

paperback

italian

ISBN 9788887624915 

€ 39 / frs. 39.‒

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This book is the outcome of a teaching project stemming from a consolidated approach to research into the contemporary city. It uses the case of Milan as an introduction to the study of the co-evolution between social city and physical city, an analytical and project theme that has marked modern urban planning.

The first part describes the process of formation of the city of Milan as it is in fact; the second presents a methodology for analysing the morphology of the territory of the municipality of San Donato Milanese, interpreted as part, as a district, of Greater Milan.

Antonio Calafati,

Carlottavio Basellini, Alberto De Lorenzo, Stefano Zoli

Milano: città e territorio.

Uno studio di caso

19 x 22,5 cm

96 pp.

80 ill. col., 14 ill. b/w

paperback

italian

Silvana Editoriale

ISBN 9788836646647 

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This nineth issue of the series “Quaderni” from the BSc course in “Construction Systems and Processes” is devoted to the Case Terenzio (1969-1971), by Roberto Bianconi. The second year students at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, guided by professor Franz Graf, carried out practical work on the Houses 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 9”

Roberto Bianconi

Case Terenzio, 1969-1971

edited by

Franz Graf, Britta Buzzi-Huppert

21 x 29.5 cm, 64 pp.
35 ill. col., 25 ill. b/w
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english / italian
ISBN 9788887624878
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This eighth issue of the series “Quaderni” from the BSc course in “Construction Systems and Processes” is devoted to the Scuola media Losone, by Livio Vacchini and Aurelio Galfetti (1972-1974). The second year students at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture, guided by professor Franz Graf, carried out practical work on the building 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 8”

Livio Vacchini, Aurelio Galfetti

Scuola media Losone, 1972-1974

edited by

Franz Graf, Britta Buzzi-Huppert

21 x 29.5 cm, 64 pp.
13 ill. col., 37 ill. b/w
paperback
english / italian
ISBN 9788887624854
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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, 1940-1942

edited by

Franz Graf, Britta Buzzi-Huppert

21 x 29.5 cm, 60 pp.
38 ill. b/w
paperback
english / italian
ISBN 9788887624847
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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

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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
€ 18 / frs 20.–
 

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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

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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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