TECHNE 21 (2021): Heteronomy of architecture
Research and Experimentation

Knowledge contamination in the preservation of Modern glazed enclosures

Sara Di Resta
Dipartimento di Culture del Progetto, Università Iuav di Venezia, Italia
Jacopo Gaspari
Dipartimento di Architettura, Università di Bologna, Italia

Published 2021-03-24


  • Service life,
  • Obsolescence,
  • Conservation,
  • Innovation,
  • Modern heritage

How to Cite

Di Resta, S., & Gaspari, J. (2021). Knowledge contamination in the preservation of Modern glazed enclosures. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (21), 256–264.


The technological advances of recent decades and the integration of disciplines, such as architectural technology and restoration, are progressively improving design culture in the conservation of modern and contemporary heritage. The results of the study focus on the effects produced by a relatively short time interval (50-100 years) on a large number of buildings, encouraging a discussion on the role of technology in the conservation of exemplary cases of Modern heritage, and on the potential impact of this phenomenon on the so-called minor heritage, thus offering tools to support a widespread improvement campaign, one of the most demanding challenges of future decades.


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