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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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Microcosmi documents the didactic activity of Valentin Bearth’s Design Studio at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture between 2004 and 2012. It describes the methodology and the premises of the course within the context of the school and presents a selection of student projects. The didactic report is completed by the transcription of a lecture by Aurelio Galfetti, where the parallel presentation of two built projects, the Rotalinti House in Bellinzona and his house on the island of Paros, offers a significant contribution on the theme of inhabitation.

Atelier Bearth
Microcosmi
edited by

Mihail Amariei
20 x 24 cm, 352 pp.
500 ill. col. and b/w
hardcover
english / italian
ISBN 9788887624564
€ 50 / frs 60 (Switzerland, Italy)
€ 60 (Europe)

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This volume brings together contributions from some of the leading scholars and designers on the protection of interior space, which in the work on the architectural heritage of the twentieth century is often overshadowed by the outer shell. The various issues raised by the topic are analysed from the theoretical and thematic viewpoints, as well as in immediately functional terms through discussions of operations already completed.


Texts in Italian, English, French or German by Cecile Briolle, Andrea Canziani, Dorothea Deschermeier, Fernando Fiorino, Hartmut Frank, Emilia Garda, Michel Goutal, Roberta Grignolo, Justin Gunther, Jean-Baptiste Minnaert, Joris Molenaar, Marco Pogacnik, Bruno Reichlin, Jacques Repiquet, Giorgio Rigone, Arthur Ruegg, Paola Scaramuzza, Lynda S. Waggoner.

Lo spazio interno moderno

come oggetto di salvaguardia 

/ Modern Interior Space

as an Object of Preservation
edited by

Roberta Grignolo, Bruno Reichlin
21 x 25 cm, 296 pp.
228 ill. col., 160 ill. b/w
paperback
english, italian, french, german

Silvana Editoriale
ISBN 9788836624171
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The book collects the technical analysis of 28 Ticinese school buildings (1953-1984) drew by the students during the course Construction Systems and Processes held at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture.

Texts by Aurelio Galfetti, Franz Graf, Paolo Galliciotti, Massimo Cattaneo.

La costruzione delle scuole

in Canton Ticino 1953-1984
edited by

Franz Graf, Massimo Cattaneo,

Paolo Galliciotti
24.5 x 24.5 cm, 160 pp.
265 ill. b/w
paperback
italian

ISBN 9788887624496
€ 30  / frs 35.-

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Texts in Italian, English, French or German by Steffen Adam, Francesca Albani, Giulio Barazzetta, Maria Luisa Barelli, Bernard Bauchet, Winfried Brenne, Berthold Burkhardt, Jacques-Louis de Chambrier, Anke Fissabre, Enrico Giacopelli, Franz Graf, Alberto Grimoldi, Ivo Hammer, Giulia Marino, Monika Markgraf, Sander Nelissen, Bernhard Niethammer, Ingrid Paoletti, Bruno Reichlin, John Robertson, Pierre Roquette, Arthur Ruegg, Simona Salvo, Adolf Stiller, Ola Wedebrunn

Il vetro nell’architettura

del XX secolo: conservazione

e restauro / Glass in the

20th Century Architecture:

Preservation and Restoration
edited by

Franz Graf, Francesca Albani
21 x 25 cm, 496 pp.
355 ill. b/w, 13 ill. col.
paperback
english, italian, french, german

ISBN 9788887624502
€ 40 / frs 50.-

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A booklet documenting work by Studio Sergison at the Mendrisio Academy in the fall semester of 2009. The publication contains one paper by Jonathan Sergison, originally given as lecture in the course of the semester, a photographic record of the reference buildings analysed and of the projects produced by the students.

Studio Sergison
Inside / Outside
20 x 26.5 cm, 64 pp.
89 ill. col., 66 iil. b/w
paperback
english
ISBN 9780954237127
€ 7 / frs 10.–

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A booklet documenting work by Studio Sergison at the Mendrisio Academy in the spring semester of 2011. The publication contains one paper by Jonathan Sergison, originally given as lecture in the course of the semester, a photographic record of the reference buildings analysed and of the projects produced by the students.

Studio Sergison
Palau
20 x 26.5 cm, 60 pp.
119 ill. b/w, col.

paperback
english

ISBN 9780954237172
€ 7 / frs 10.–

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