In the 17(th) Century, Roman construction techniques attained unrivalled results, derived from experimentation carried out in the greatest building sites of the Renaissance. Such was the success that the so-called "Roman construction system" became an effective, fast and technologically advanced working method that lasted, basically unchanged, up to the 20(th) Century. Baroque building practices hide a number of secrets and devices which not only represent an extraordinary preview of some present construction techniques, but also contribute to clarify the reason for the lasting effectiveness of these traditional construction methods. Among the most popular techniques of the Roman Baroque building practices, we have the methods used to lengthen the setting time of masonry mortar, strongly recommended by Francesco Borromini; the use of special mechanical devices; the stratagems introduced in brick manufacture and laying; the special procedures followed in the supply and the working of lime, plaster and freestone.
Marconi, N. (2005). Know how to restore: construction techniques in baroque Rome - practices, devices and "secrets". In Structural Studies, Repairs, and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture IX (pp.73-82). SOUTHAMPTON : WIT PRESS.
|Titolo:||Know how to restore: construction techniques in baroque Rome - practices, devices and "secrets"|
|Nome del convegno:||9th International conference on structural studies, repairs and maintenance of heritage architecture|
|Luogo del convegno:||MALTA|
|Anno del convegno:||JUN 22-24, 2005|
|Enti collegati al convegno:||Wessex Inst Technol, Wessex Inst Technol, Transact Built Environm|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2005|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore ICAR/18 - Storia dell'Architettura|
Settore ICAR/19 - Restauro
|Altre informazioni significative:||10|
|Tipologia:||Intervento a convegno|
|Citazione:||Marconi, N. (2005). Know how to restore: construction techniques in baroque Rome - practices, devices and "secrets". In Structural Studies, Repairs, and Maintenance of Heritage Architecture IX (pp.73-82). SOUTHAMPTON : WIT PRESS.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||02 - Intervento a convegno|