Continuing Professional Development

Open Courses and Summer School

Summer School

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BUILDING THE TRULLO

Workshop on traditional construction in the Puglia region (southern Italy)

07-16 May 2018

Ceglie Messapica, Cisternino.

Participants will learn the construction technique of the trullo, the traditional round buildings with conic roof that are typical in particular of the area of Alberobello, Martina Franca, Cisternino and Ostuni in Puglia, Southern Italy. Under the guidance of a maestro trullaro (trullo’s master builder), participants will build the chianche cladding of a trullo’s conic roof. We will start with the preparation of the stone slabs, to then move on to the preparation of the individual chianche, to end up with the laying of the typical pinnacle.

The Summer School has a duration of ten days. Participants will be accommodated in a beautiful masseria (countryhouse) for an intensive collective experience of construction, enriched by guided visits to some of the most splendid historical landmarks of the region, its remarkable gastronomic traditions and dramatic Mediterranean landscapes.

The Summer School is an integral part of the Building Beauty syllabus, but is also offered to external participants as a module of Continued Professional Education.

Total credits: EU credits (ECTS) = 10; UK/US credits: 20.

The Building Beauty Certificate of Attendance is awarded after successful completion of the program.

Program

Saturday May 5 Arrival to the masseria “casa Cilona”
Sunday May 6 Visit to the D’Itria Valley: Alberobello, Locorotondo and Martina Franca
Monday May 7 Start of the Workshop: introduction to the place and the trullo construction
Tuesday May 8 Workshop: preparation of the base of the trullo
Wednesday May 9 Visit to Matera
Thursday May 10 Workshop: construction of the trullo’s cone
Friday May 11 Workshop: construction of the trullo’s cone
Saturday May 12 Visit to the Salento towns: Lecce, Galatina and Otranto
Sunday May 13 Workshop: completing the trullo by laying chianche and pinnacle
Monday May 14 Workshop: completing the trullo by laying chianche and pinnacle
Tuesday May 15: Visit to the Costa Merlata towns: Ostuni, Polignano and Monopoli
Wednesday 16 Farewell and departure

Fees (*):
• Extra EU students: € 2,200
• EU students: € 1,550
(*) Fees include accommodation, breakfast and two meals per day. Additional fees apply for transportation to the visits’ destinations, according to the number of participants.

Workshops of Appropriate Construction

Workshops of Appropriate Construction

Join us for three-days of intensive hands-on construction experiences aimed at familiarizing participants with building techniques that are appropriate to the place and people of the Sorrento area and large part of Southern Italy.

The workshops are an integral part of the Building Beauty syllabus, but are also offered to external participants as modules of Continued Professional Education.
Total credits per Workshop: EU credits (ECTS) = 4; UK/US credits: 8.
The Building Beauty Certificate of Attendance is awarded after successful completion of the program.

Fees:
One individual Workshop:
• Extra-EU students: € 550
• EU students: € 350
Combination of two Workshops:
• Extra-EU students: € 950
• EU students: € 600
Complete program of three Workshops:
• Extra-EU students: € 1,350
• EU students: € 850

Workshop 1: Working with Tuff
workshop of tuff stonework

February 5-7, 2018
Sant’Anna Institute, via Marina Grande, 16, 80067 Sorrento, NA, Italy.

The workshop aims at training participants on working with limestone (tuff) as construction as well as carving material, exploring the core of the ancient historical tradition of large part of Southern Italy.

Access to the workshop does not require preliminary skills.
Safety shoes, comfortable building work clothes and gloves are required.

Workshop 2: Raw Earth Plaster
workshop of raw plaster finishing and coating

February 12-14, 2018
Sant’Anna Institute, via Marina Grande, 16, 80067 Sorrento, NA, Italy.

Participants will work on analysis of the earth, techniques and tools for mortar production, wall preparation, equipment for plaster laying, laying of plaster base and finishing. Practical experience will be supported by theoretical modules in order to complete the development of skills which are highly demanded in bio-construction.
Access to the workshop does not require preliminary skills.
Safety shoes, comfortable building work clothes and gloves are required.

Workshop 3: Building with Cocciopesto
workshop of cocciopesto flooring and finishing techniques

February 19-21, 2018
Sant’Anna Institute, via Marina Grande, 16, 80067 Sorrento, NA, Italy.

The cocciopesto is a combination of lime mortar, crushed pottery/hydraulic lime and crushed bricks. It was largely utilized by the Romans as both flooring and finishing material, especially in moist environment such as bathhouses and cisterns, for its excellent water-resistance and, at the same time, highly transpiring properties.

Access to the workshop does not require preliminary skills.
Safety shoes, comfortable building work clothes and gloves are required.