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Intervention Strategies In Historical Regional Architecture: A Case Study – The Internal Area Of Abruzzo


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P. De Berardinis & M. Rotilio


This research aims to investigate the rules, resources and tools related to the introduction of principles of sustainability in the rehabilitation process of minor centre. The theme is complex because, besides the energetic, technical and plant engineering aspects, we need to consider the cultural problems arising when the presence of values don’t allow any invasive actions. The study of the state of art shows that all the examples always refer to the single historical building and that there is a lack of references when the project must be carried out on the built fabric having its historical, environmental, landscape values, architectural and technical ones, ... Therefore the method we applied in our research started from the knowledge of the context of urban fabric studied in order to allow the building to reach its full potential whilst at the same time meeting the environmental requirements of today. Keywords: rehabilitation building process, sustainability, values, compatibility, building envelope. 1 The study of the state of the art Actually, the implementation of a process of physical recovery of the minor centres cannot ignore the issues that are identified in the definition of environmental sustainability. But the promotion of the so-called \“political” sustainability becomes particularly complex when we work in a context of historical, with a strong cultural identity, presence of architectural, landscape values, technical and structural restrictions, ... For this reason, we proceeded to study the state of the art so as to identify examples and to recognize design strategies aiming at the introduction of energy-environmental solutions.


rehabilitation building process, sustainability, values, compatibility, building envelope