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Architetture per il governo dell'acqua. L'infrastruttura riletta: il sistema idrico del Taloro

Sitzia , Alessandro (2012) Architetture per il governo dell'acqua. L'infrastruttura riletta: il sistema idrico del Taloro. [Doctoral Thesis]



This work can be read as the result of the analysis of the "dam system", ie a system in which are a lot of the factors. What is being proposed is an attempt to read in behind disciplinary lenses of the Architecture, regulates of the organization of space. In this challenge the basis of such an approach is immediately intriguing: risemantizzare the vast infrastructure designed on the principle of action and reaction, which is located where the rocks are stronger, where the water flow is more favorable to the altitude appropriate to the gravity pushes the liquid mass quickly enough to change their energy into mechanical energy and then electricity, with storage capacity sufficient to enable a more secure and continuous use by humans for agricultural purposes, and civilians. The dam, and everything that revolves around, is thus the means, never the end. This consideration seems to only seems to move away from more detailed considerations regarding the subject matter for its own sake: the wall of stone or concrete. If this is the Science of Design Architecture and Building, then the great walls that block the course of the waters are also Architecture; with necessary clarifications and distinctions. At first approaches the dam looks like a natural element, uncritical, formal, typological and especially functional and sincere. The dam is spontaneous: places where it is called to respond better to the stresses to which it must answer and, depending on the location, assumes the form best suited as a shrub is best suited to sites that host forming and structuring according to the deeds that nature imposes on him, the dam is uncritical: apparent as a result of interaction is objective structure of shapes and designs derived from knowledge, opinions, beliefs, and physical principles totally shared, the dam is formal and typological: its infinite variations, because infinite are the parameters that from time to time come into play and govern the form, does not exclude his membership precise typological categories. But above the dam is functional: its role is to counter a reaction to water point by point, the overall shape is thus the result of this interaction. Sure, many are the ways in which the designer intended the combination action and reaction, and governandone indirizzandone geometry patterns to executive rather than others, if the reaction has to balance the water pressure (operation) mode is the direct consequence of as a (form)."All these buildings must have requirements for robustness, utility and beauty. Will sound when the foundations were built with materials chosen with care and without avarice, rest deeply and firmly on the ground below; utility, when the distribution of the internal space of each building shall be appropriate and practical to use, beautiful, finally, when the appearance of the work will be enjoyable for the harmonious proportion of the parts that you get with the shrewd calculation of symmetries. (Vitruvius, De Architecture, the third book. "If you disregard for a moment one of the vertices of the Vitruvian triad (venustas) as proposed by Claude Perrault giving it to naturally acquired, it is hard not to read a complete consonance about the case study under consideration . Total gross similarity to one aspect: a concrete wall can be applied the rules of subjective beauty and harmonic proportion of the parts?

Item Type:Doctoral Thesis
Date:30 June 2012
Tutor:Sanna, Antonello, Sale, Nicoletta
PhD classes:Ciclo 24 > Architettura
Coordinator:Sanna, Antonello
Institution:Universita' degli Studi di Cagliari
Divisions:Dipartimenti (fino a dicembre 2011) > Dipartimento di Architettura
Subjects:Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/10 Architettura tecnica
Uncontrolled Keywords:storia dell'ingegneria, architettura delle dighe, Taloro, Sardegna, engineering history, architecture of dams, Taloro, Sardinia
ID Code:799
Deposited On:04 Jul 2012 07:59

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