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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 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 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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Tomaso Adamini (1764-1827) and his sons Leone (1789-1854) and Domenico (1792-1860) were among the leading Ticinese architects and builders active in St. Petersburg, by the importance of their works and the duration of their activity, which extended from the last years of the reign of Catherine II until the mid-nineteenth century.

This book presents an annotated and illustrated catalogue of the holdings of their drawings in the Archivio del Moderno in Mendrisio: a fund comprising the drawings made by family members together with autograph sheets attributable to their employees or notable architects of the time: Francesco Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700-1771), Giacomo Quarenghi (1744-1817), Jean-François Thomas de Thomon (1759-1813), Carlo Rossi (1775-1849), Giovanni Battista Scotti (1776/77-1830), Alexander Brjullov (1798-1877), André Stackenschneider (1802-1865).

The catalogue is preceded by an extensive essay that frames the work of the Adamini architects in the setting of Russia and St. Petersburg, and within the context of the ​migrations of craft workers characteristic of the Ticinese area.

Nicola Navone
Gli architetti Adamini a San Pietroburgo.
La raccolta dei disegni conservati in Ticino
24 x 28 cm, 256 pp.

160 ill. col., 120 ill. b/w

paperback

italian, english abstract

Silvana Editoriale

ISBN 9788836635443

€ 55 / frs 60.–

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What does the industrial past of the Alps teach us?

The various studies contained in this volume explore differences and similarities in the protection of the industrial heritage in relation to the evolution of memory and the construction of the heritage in recent decades in the alpine world.

Alpi e patrimonio industriale

edited by

Luigi Lorenzetti

Nelly Valsangiacomo

14.5 x 19 cm, 308 pp.

31 ill. b/w

paperback

italian, french, german

ISBN 9788887624786

€ 25 / frs 25.–

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The third volume of the “Quaderni” presents the reflections of the architect-professors who compose the Faculty Board of the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture-Università della Svizzera italiana. It is not, however, the customary exposition of their vision of the discipline and professional practice. The contributions embody such themes in varying degrees, but above all they present the cultural frame of reference that each architect believes to be the most significant in explaining his or her personality. The term “atlas” in the title should therefore be understood as the set of formative lessons, technological and historical curiosities, aesthetic explorations and intellectual orientations that form the expressive canon of each architect.

 

Contributions by: Francisco and Manuel Aires Mateus, Walter Angonese, Michele Arnaboldi, Valentin Bearth, Riccardo Blumer, Martin Boesch, Mario Botta, Riccardo Blumer, Marianne Burkhalter & Christian Sumi, Antonio Citterio, Marc Collomb, Grafton Architects, Diébédo Francis Kéré, Quintus Miller, João Nunes, Valerio Olgiati, and Jonathan Sergison. 

The Architect’s Atlas

edited by

Bruno Pedretti

19 x 24,5 cm, 252 pp.

160 ill. col., 120 ill. b/w

paperback

english / italian

Silvana Editoriale

ISBN 9788836634569

€ 42 / frs 45.–

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27 design studios, 14 diploma studios, 90 courses, 98 lecturers, 111 assistants, 801 students: a year of teaching activity at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture.

Academy of Architecture

Yearbook 2016

24 × 24 cm, 348 pp.
422 ill. b/w, 30 ill. col.
paperback
english / italian
ISBN 9788887624762
€ 18 / frs 20.–
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