Scuola Realdo Colombo, Cremona

Type: Research contract between the Municipality of Cremona and Politecnico di Milano,

The goal of this project was a study for the structural consolidation of the Realdo Colombo school, a late 19th-century masonry building (1895-1915). The study consists in historical research, building surveying and thermographic analysis of the walls.

Il tempo del recupero: il Palazzo del Podestà di Mantova

D. Del Curto, A. Grimoldi, M. Cofani, V. Frignani, A. Landi, L. Valisi, J. Badalini, T. Cavalli, Il tempo del recupero: il Palazzo del Podestà di Mantova, in (a cura di P. Bossi, S. Moroni, M. Poli), La città e il tempo: interpretazione e azione, Maggioli Editore, Santarcangelo di Romagna 2010, pp. 36-42,

ISBN 978-88387-4436-X

Gas-lighting in Italy during 1800s

Davide Del Curto, Angelo Landi, Gas-lighting in Italy during 1800s. Urban plants and monuments devices between construction history and questions of safeguard, in Proceedings of the Third International Congress on Construction History, Brandeburg University of Technology, Cottbus (Germany) 20th – 24th may 2009, pp. 465-472

Gas-light in Italy between 1700’s and 1800’s

Davide Del Curto, Angelo Landi, Gas-light in Italy between 1700’s and 1800’s. A case-study for a History of Lighting, presentato al CES-Network International Conference Energy and Culture, Esbjerg (Danimarca), 7 – 8 febbraio 2007

Palazzo del Podestà, Mantova


    In 2005 Palazzo del Podestà was suggested to become the seat of a part of the Municipal Administration. Politecnico di Milano was asked to collaborate with the Town Council of Mantova in order to carry out a research on the real situation of the palaces: that is, an analysis of its functions, limits and peculiarities.

    In this study we will try to focus the attention on the problem of the static decay of the building, which required a proper and multidisciplinary investigation into the study of the Palaces. The Problem of Decays In the history of the palace the numberless additions, reconstructions and adaptations involved many changes in the arrangement of the buildings.

    The method of study this research has been carried out in three phases: at first a phase of historical research, then a second phase of analysis of the causes of the decay in situ; at last all the data which had been gathered from the previous phases were compared one with the other.

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    The Complexity and the Logic Behind Historical Buildings: the Case-Study of Palazzo del Podestà in Mantova, Italy


  • Analysis of the decays
  • General description of the cracks
  • Thermographic analysis
  • wooden description and analysis