A survey of a building can be perceived less as a set of objective metric and formal characteristics and more as the tracing of geometric forms of varying complexity, the attribution of a trend or style, or the unveiling of a tectonic order or the materials used. Silvia Sgariglia's survey and restitution of the Athenaion at Syracuse demonstrate that the survey is, above all, a distinctly poetic element - in the etymological sense of the Greek "poiein", to make, produce or create something new - which brings understanding and therefore quality to an architectural form. The richness of such a study shows how a survey can be compared to a musical composi- tion based on notes, pauses and accents in one of the many possible and relevant stories that can be told based on the material provided by a single building.

Silvia Sgariglia
The Athenaion at Syracuse
A stratigraphic analysis based on history and archaeological evidence
22,00€
18,70€
isbn 9788862420129
current edition 7 / 2011
first edition 7 / 2011
language Italian/English
size 22x22cm
pages 156
print color
binding paperback
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Silvia Sgariglia was born in 1969. In 1996, she graduated in Architecture with full marks and honours from the Venice University Institute of Architecture, elaborating a thesis with Professor Giovanni Fraziano as supervisor entitled “The Archaelogical Park of Sepino – Al...

Silvia Sgariglia was born in 1969. In 1996, she graduated in Architecture with full marks and honours from the Venice University Institute of Architecture, elaborating a thesis with Professor Giovanni Fraziano as supervisor entitled “The Archaelogical Park of Sepino – Altilia and her Lapidarium”. In 2004, she obtained her PhD in Surveying and Representation of Architecture and the Environment from the University of Palermo, Sicily, in association with the University of Reggio Calabria, Italy. From 2006 to 2009, she was employed by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Catania, Sicily (Syracuse campus), as a Visiting Professor, teaching in the eld of design. Also, with the University’s Department of Architecture, History, Structures, Land, Representation, Restoration and Environment (ASTRA), she took part in various research projects for the Italian Ministry of Universities and Research. She conducts studies and writes various articles on the subjects of Architectural Surveying and Catalan Architecture in Syracuse.

 

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