Baukunst and the project of the construction’s form. Research and didactics

Vitangelo Ardito


In the ICAR Department of Bari, there is an ongoing research on some German architects of the last century: Paul Schmitthenner, Heinrich Tessenow, Theodor Fischer, Hans Doellgast etc. In detail, they are studying the aspects of construction of the architecture, construction techniques, use of materials, construction systems and construction processes. The main subject is the “architectural object”, studied through archive researches, metrical reliefs and graphical reconstruction that are useful to “decompose and reassemble” the pieces of the building in order to understand the formal and constructive reasons. The results of this research are applied in “Laboratory 1 of Architectural Construction”, where it is taught a “home-made” method of project, which may be useful during professional life.


Keywords: Construction; Handicraft; Germany; Project; House

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