Wood is a part of the story of mankind, part of our cultural and social evolution.Wood is an expression of primordial architecture based on two fundamental structuralprinciples: columns and architraves, vertical and horizontal. If this is an antiqueidea, then it is still relevant for the future, where even today, research and innovationstill departs from the primordial gesture of those ancestors, who used a simple treetrunk to cross a river. In this respect, wood remains the best material in the realisationof structures with the purpose of connection, walkways, such as that of the “ViaSacra” connecting the Valley of the Temples (declared a UNESCO World HeritageSite in 1997) which today, exists to instead interrupt that part of the Complex near tothe Temple of Ercole and that of Giove: with an invasive public pathway. The objectiveof the pathway, rather, should be to maximise the experience of the ancientAkragas (founded in 582 bC, a work of the colony of Gela and Rodi). Unifying thetwo pathways into one, would allow visitors to enjoy a more sympathetic experienceof these internal Complex areas. A further answer would also be to realise a simplewalkway, employing modern technology (such as gluam, capable of weathering-welland achieving a bridge span) whilst maintaining a thin, less obtrusive structure.Utilising the benefits of an ancient material, such as wood.
|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||ARCHITECTURE, INNOVATION, HERITAGE
a cura di GIUSEPPE DE GIOVANNI e EMANUELE WALTER ANGELICO|
|Numero di pagine||16|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2011|
|Nome||ESEMPI DI ARCHITETTURA 2|