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Representation and narration as a form of knowledge. The network of Mediterranean lighthouses.

Sonia Mollica


This paper investigates the possible creation of a replicable methodology based on interoperable models through which to generate strategies of connection and understanding of the architectural heritage, in this brief dissertation of lighthouses, present in the Mediterranean basin. This geographical space presents itself as the ideal place to experiment with new methodologies, approaches and models: a test field defined by a concentration of unprecedented events, by introspective coastline, a place flooded with smells, layered by cultural networks and connected by infinite meanings. The lighthouses, architectures with a high historical identity, although today they have maintained a high symbolic and identity value, in many cases, no longer see their use as a dwelling, causing the sudden and inexorable transformation of the buildings into relics of history, fragments of memory now gone.
It is in this context that the BIM application aimed at the built historical heritage is inserted, starting from the cataloging of the artifacts up to their use and enhancement. With the semanticization of the compositional characteristics of the building, through the identification of replicable and non-replicable variables, it will be possible to create a typological catalog that allows a simpler modeling of the lighthouses and therefore a more immediate project of restoration, reuse or fruition. The methodology follows a top-down approach, making it possible to use it for all types of built historical heritage.



Methodology; Mediterranean; lighthouses; semantization; interoperability

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