Università
della
Svizzera
italiana
Academy
of Architecture

 
 

Atelier Boesch

  • Lecturer
    • Martin Boesch
 
Atelier Boesch, photo Alberto Canepa

BSc3

MSc1-2

sem I + II

ects 15 + 15

IT-EN

Reuse
Working on existing buildings has always been a significant part of the wide field of architecture. Within the scope of the curriculum of architecture, the issue entails the approach to be adopted towards the subject as such. Students need to become aware of its existence and the possibilities and potential it offers. We believe that every building is part of our built heritage, and if the term “reuse” is applied to this course, we would like it to be understood less as an instruction imparted a priori and more as a part of the study of ways of dealing with an existing building: an approach which does not even exclude demolition and replacement as the ultima ratio. The starting point is the built edifice and a precise understanding of its tangible and intangible values, its resources and limitations.

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