Salvaging the “Modern” and the traditional city. Technologies and methodologies for intervention

Davide Allegri


The essay examines the potential contribution of technology disciplines to the sphere of restoration, renovation and enhancement of a specific category of building in the traditional or “consolidated” city: the diffused architecture of the Italian Modern Movement. It aims to highlight how the issue of the Modern – in the various critical forms which frame the debate about it – is still open and far from resolved: on the one hand, disciplines dedicated to pure conservation often become entangled in theoretical positions which blur into each other and are not sufficiently actionable, on the other there is a long-felt, pressing need to shore up the debate surrounding the salvaging of modern diffused architecture with clear, operationally efficacious methodological approaches.


methodologies; intervention; conservation/enhancement/renovation/Modern architecture

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