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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
english / italian
ISBN 9788887624878
€ 25 / frs 25.–



This volume brings together a series of contributions illustrating the work done in recent years by the Laboratorio Ticino, a structure of the USI Academy of Architecture devoted to the design of the territory, whose work also flows into the teaching and dissemination of urban culture and contemporary landscape design.

Texts by Michele Arnaboldi, Gianni Biondillo, Riccardo Blumer, Frédéric Bonnet, Claudio Ferrata, Aurelio Galfetti, João Nunes, Gian Paolo Torricelli e Simone Garlandini.

Laboratorio Ticino

edited by Michele Arnaboldi

with Enrico Sassi and Francesco Rizzi
19 x 24,5 cm, 228 pp.
255 ill. b/w and col.

ISBN 9788887624885
€ 39,00 / frs 39.–



Through an analysis of the artistic and social dynamics underlying the organisation and direction of the important construction site of Como cathedral, on which painters, master glass-makers, goldsmiths and sculptors were active, and by retracing the historiography of the four brothers Rodari, the volume reconstructs the work of Tommaso and his workshop, reordering the chronology of some works and proposing a linear path from his early to his late activity.

Preface by Giovanni Agosti.

Mirko Moizi

Tommaso Rodari

e il Rinascimento comasco

19 x 24,5 cm

340 pp.

196 ill. b/w, 8 ill. col.



Silvana Editoriale

ISBN 9788836644759

40 € / 40.‒ frs


The Design and Diploma studios, the courses, the lectures, the books and the expositions: a year of activities at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture.

Academy of Architecture

Yearbook 2019

24 × 24 cm

382 pp.


english / italian

ISBN 9788887624892

€ 18 / frs 20.–



“To lay a solid foundation for the teaching of the theory of landscape architecture, we need to start by developing a critical atlas of the works created during the short history of the discipline. We need to identify, analyse and interpret these works, which means engaging in a true hermeneutic activity. Research activities in the field of landscape architecture should start here, from the unwritten history of the discipline. This activity will have to proceed in a comparative and open way, scrutinising across a broad range everything that can enter into a (reasoned) repertoire of landscape architecture. As long as such an instrument is lacking, the teaching of the subject will always remain reductive and approximate” (Michael Jakob).

Quarantotto pagine:

Michael Jakob,

L’architettura del paesaggio

14,5 x 19 cm, 48 pp.

27 ill. col., 5 ill. b/w



Silvana Editoriale

ISBN 9788836645565

€ 10 / frs 12.‒