Two Porcheddu’s quakeproof buildings in Messina reconstruction

  • Caterina Mele
  • Paolo Piantanida

Abstract

The Porcheddu Company of Turin (importer in North Italy of the Hennebique building system)
was charged of 13 projects in Messi-na, after the 1908 quake: the study of the unpublished
material in the Porcheddu archive, hosted at DISEG in the Turin Polytechnic sketches out two
construction sites for quake-proof housings, the economical homes for the “Unione Messinese”
in the Orto Botanico district, with a reinforced concrete frame and the Homes for the State
Employees with pillars made of a prefabricated steel cage and on site poured concrete. The two
different construction systems testify the business and law debate on quake-proof buildings.

Published
2018-11-06
How to Cite
MELE, Caterina; PIANTANIDA, Paolo. Two Porcheddu’s quakeproof buildings in Messina reconstruction. Tema: Technology, Engineering, Materials and Architecture, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 70-80, nov. 2018. ISSN 2421-4574. Available at: <http://artecweb.org/ojs2/index.php/TeMA/article/view/197>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.17410/tema.v4i2.197.
Section
Construction History and Preservation