Today, some fragments of the massive residential heritage of the Modern Movement are converted into house-museums. In these places-originally defined by a comprehensive design of interior, exterior, and furniture elements-time has been interrupted and space has been frozen to give more space to emotions. The design approach initially aimed at the concretization of the 'Gesamtkunstwerk' in which, all parts, from the context, to the structure, to the smallest details, reflect the same spirit. Modern works, are the result of the freedom of expression that has been granted to architects and that has declined in different ways because it has been influenced by the author's architectural idea and by the uniqueness of his thinking about man and world. In this context, globalization has played a leading role in the meeting and exchange of ideas. This heritage, which is complex, is accomunated by key elements that, from the definition of the new futurist architecture, refer to an important principle: essentiality that aims to answer to the needs of man. Often, the original characteristics have been lost with time therefore, protection of this architecture, legitimizes a substantial restoration work aimed to rediscovering its essence. In this view, the space of modern living, is reborn thanks to the careful work of the restorer who returns the primal order. But, before opening the doors to the public, the restorer decides the future of a house museum because, first of all, he must understand the spirit that guided the author, and then proceed with the restoration. All over the world there are many examples while in Italy, the prevalence of housemuseums is still in an embryonic state but, thanks to the experts of the modern restoration, it is possible to enter in a dimension far any established tradition of restoration. The restoration of modern residences is the cause of the break with the concepts on which Italian restoration theory is based. But is not the break with tradition the basis of modern thinking?

La musealizzazione dell’architettura residenziale moderna // The musealization of modern residential architecture / Casale, Teresa; Garda, Emilia. - (2022), pp. 33-44. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 10th ReUSO. Documentation, Restoration and Reuse of Heritage tenutosi a Porto.

La musealizzazione dell’architettura residenziale moderna // The musealization of modern residential architecture

Casale Teresa
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2022

Abstract

Today, some fragments of the massive residential heritage of the Modern Movement are converted into house-museums. In these places-originally defined by a comprehensive design of interior, exterior, and furniture elements-time has been interrupted and space has been frozen to give more space to emotions. The design approach initially aimed at the concretization of the 'Gesamtkunstwerk' in which, all parts, from the context, to the structure, to the smallest details, reflect the same spirit. Modern works, are the result of the freedom of expression that has been granted to architects and that has declined in different ways because it has been influenced by the author's architectural idea and by the uniqueness of his thinking about man and world. In this context, globalization has played a leading role in the meeting and exchange of ideas. This heritage, which is complex, is accomunated by key elements that, from the definition of the new futurist architecture, refer to an important principle: essentiality that aims to answer to the needs of man. Often, the original characteristics have been lost with time therefore, protection of this architecture, legitimizes a substantial restoration work aimed to rediscovering its essence. In this view, the space of modern living, is reborn thanks to the careful work of the restorer who returns the primal order. But, before opening the doors to the public, the restorer decides the future of a house museum because, first of all, he must understand the spirit that guided the author, and then proceed with the restoration. All over the world there are many examples while in Italy, the prevalence of housemuseums is still in an embryonic state but, thanks to the experts of the modern restoration, it is possible to enter in a dimension far any established tradition of restoration. The restoration of modern residences is the cause of the break with the concepts on which Italian restoration theory is based. But is not the break with tradition the basis of modern thinking?
2022
10th ReUSO. Documentation, Restoration and Reuse of Heritage
house museum; Gesamtkunstwerk; musealization; modern architecture
04 Pubblicazione in atti di convegno::04b Atto di convegno in volume
La musealizzazione dell’architettura residenziale moderna // The musealization of modern residential architecture / Casale, Teresa; Garda, Emilia. - (2022), pp. 33-44. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 10th ReUSO. Documentation, Restoration and Reuse of Heritage tenutosi a Porto.
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