In situ experimentations for the compatibility and durability of the restorations: the case study of the Sassi of Matera

Ippolita Mecca
2016 Vitruvio: International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability  
The research intends to make a study of the interventions of restoration realized in a sample area, ("Sassi of Matera"). Aiming to establish an operating methodology with interpretative and implementable rules for the assessment of the concept of durability and service life in recovery interventions, starting from the preliminary phases of intervention and therefore from the project. It is intended, in particular, to assess durability of the recovery intervention, analysing the aspects of
more » ... t compatibility, performance harmony and programmed maintenance. Starting from an initial check based on validation of the choices made through on site experiments, laboratory tests respecting the current regulations, and from predictions of the useful life of the used components, technological and subject compatibility and maintainability of these components. The objective is to formulate implementable technical intervention sheets which are an indispensable means for intervention planning and programming. Underline that durability of interventions must necessarily undergo the control and mastery of the traditional building techniques and a "programmed" design that is coherent with such interventions, guaranteeing a linguistic continuity of the landscape of the Sassi between its past and future, humbly respecting an environmental heritage of great value.
doi:10.4995/vitruvio-ijats.2016.5686 fatcat:vpjpnbgumbhszdp37lxdtpskaa