Historic additional storeys in the cultural heritage of Palermo: critical analysis for the purpose of structural and energy improvement

  • Enrico Genova
  • Calogero Vinci

Abstract

This paper analyses construction features and performances of additional storeys in historic
buildings. The recurring characteristics of these historic accretions are investigated by focusing
on the cultural heritage of Palermo, where the practice of extending buildings by raising new
levels was widespread both in monumental and vernacular architecture, in public and private
constructions. The performance deficiencies of additional storeys are examined in terms of
structural safety, thermal comfort and building energy demand. On this basis, the utility of
mapping these structures, their morphology and their location in the urban fabric is discussed.

Published
2018-11-06
How to Cite
GENOVA, Enrico; VINCI, Calogero. Historic additional storeys in the cultural heritage of Palermo: critical analysis for the purpose of structural and energy improvement. Tema: Technology, Engineering, Materials and Architecture, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, p. 109-119, nov. 2018. ISSN 2421-4574. Available at: <http://artecweb.org/ojs2/index.php/TeMA/article/view/199>. Date accessed: 19 nov. 2018. doi: https://doi.org/10.17410/tema.v4i2.199.
Section
Construction History and Preservation