Construction in stone.
The Department of Architecture of the University of Ferrara to host course
Beginning in February an important initiative dedicated to construction techniques utilizing stone will commence at the University of Ferrara. The course titled “Costruzione in Pietra” (“Construction with Stone”), created in collaboration with MARMOMACC, is designed to address the specific techniques and skills needed when working with pure solid stone. Today, these materials are more and more appealing because of the biocompatibility and for their highly expressive qualities.
The initiative (brand partner IL CASONE) is aimed at students enrolled in their fifth year of study at the University of Ferrara, Department of Architecture, and its goal is to provide students with critical knowledge on the utilization of pure sold stone materials within modern architectural projects of interior design.
The course, created by Alfonso Acocella (Professor of Technology in Architecture at the University of Ferrara) and Vincenzo Pavan (curator of the International Architecture Award in Stone at Veronafiere) will present 4 distinct themes:
-The “technological style”. The principal elements of architecture in stone.
-Forms and modes of styling the material. The today.
-The wall and the cage. The bones, the muscles and the skin.
In addition to the didactic preparation, students will create projects utilizing a specialized laboratory. The theme of the project is centered on a conference show room where one would use stone to create a productive facility. These ‘show room’ projects will periodically host various innovators in the field of modern architecture who have created projects utilizing stone.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at 14.00
For more information on the course:
Anton Garcia Abril, Università di Madrid
Luigi Alini, Università di Catania
Christina Conti, Università di Udine
Veronica Dal Buono, Università di Ferrara
Giuseppe Fallacara, Politecnico di Bari
Maurizio Milan, Studio Favero & Milan
Christian Pongratz, Università di Austin
Davide Turrini, Università di Ferrara
Stefano Zerbi, Politecnico di Losanna