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Challenging Glass Conference 6

09:11 DELFT, Netherlands / 14:30 PISA, Italy 2 years later, a different host country, so many new colleagues, such many to meet again, another amusing appointment with the glass   Back home after the great experience at Challenging Glass Conference 6   Thanks to all the organization, the participants, the speaker as the listeners_ and for giving me the opportunity to be a part of it! Have a look at my tribute to the conference: “The glazing for the stairs in the refurbished Margherita Theatre in Livorno” : http://www.smstrutture.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/MASIELLO_paperCGC6_slides_pdf.pdf   Learn more about the paper: http://www.smstrutture.it/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/MASIELLO_paperCGC6.pdf   Learn more about Challenging Glass Conference 6 at: https://journals.open.tudelft.nl/index.php/cgc/issue/view/591   Learn more about the proceedings of the Conferences at: https://link.springer.com/journal/40940 ...

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Honorable Mention AWARD DOMUS FASSA BORTOLO Progetto Mura

Honourable Mention AWARD DOMUS FASSA BORTOLO Progetto Mura We are close to the definitive opening of the walkway on the ancient walls of Pisa, after the interventions of the Progetto Mura of the Municipality (May 2018), in which Studio Masiello followed all of the structural interventions. We are proud to announce that the project won an honourable mention within the International Award Domus Fassa Bortolo, with a specific reference to the walkway functional recovery, where is explicitly quoted the pedestrian catwalk by SMStrutture.   The walls will be exceptionally opened this weekend, on the occasion of the event Flower of the City: come to visit us! http://www.premiorestauro.it/documents/69803/882156/Premio+Domus+Fassa+SESTA+Edizione.pdf/9fd7 Link to the project: http://www.smstrutture.it/portfolio_page/progetto-mura-pisa/?lang=en...

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Our projects on BIMportale! #Amatrice

“The boys and girls of Amatrice will rely on a new school campus realized thanks to BIM technologies… realized in a very short time and the structure will be earthquake proof”. https://www.bimportale.com/bimportale-progetti-polo-scolastico-amatrice/   This is how magazines talk about our work: the new school campus in Amatrice, for which SMStrutture dealt with the structural aspects, is defined as a “Strategic Building”. Designed to resist to extremely high seismic actions (PGA = 1.6 g), it has been an interesting challenge to get in touch with out of ordinary actions. Link to the project: http://www.smstrutture.it/portfolio_page/school-campus-amatrice/?lang=en  ...

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A worksite that makes headlines | New Dormitory Bicocca in Milan

Work in porgress!MILANO_ Good news from Via dell’innovazione!The new Bicocca University’s dormitory in Milan is getting into its shape in Via dell’Innovazione.  Studio Masiello Strutture collaborated with Steel Project Italia to the structural project: the magazine Promozione Acciaio talked about us in september 2017 (http://www.promozioneacciaio.it/cms/it6944-residenza-universitaria-in-acciaio-in-corso-il-cantiere-del-nuovo-studentato-milano.asp), and today the building is quoted on the blog Urban File about emerging architectural realities in Italian cities (http://blog.urbanfile.org/2018/02/19/milano-bicocca-cantieri-vari-febbraio-2018/).Only few months passed and the Stahlbau Pichler’s worksite is alive, meanwhile the basement structures, subject of the office service, stand as the skeleton of this huge building. Link to the project: http://www.smstrutture.it/portfolio_page/investire-dormitory-milan/?lang=en...

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Record Times #Amatrice

One year after the strong earthquake that destroyed the central part of Italy in August 2016, the executive project for the new Amatrice school campus “Romolo Capranica” is now being built. Studio Masiello played an important role in the process, concerning the structural design of the 6 buildings (made in timber and steel), next to the tenderer AtiProject who dealt with the architectural and MEP aspects. Only six months passed from the validation, and the structures are now standing, while the campus is assuming a shape. A “manifesto worksite” of an efficient design method, implemented in a record time for drawings production matched with an effective practicability for the workforces. To be continued…   Link to the project: http://www.smstrutture.it/portfolio_page/school-campus-amatrice/?lang=en ...

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Happy Bday | five-year-old walkway

February 2013, Pisa: launch oh the pedestrian walkway for the connection of the interrupted line of the medieval walls on Via San Francesco.In the context of the interventions for a sustainable urban development of the Municipality of Pisa, Studio Masiello played an important role in the design of the new structures for the ancient defence system: the walkway, a timber tower for the access to the top, the consolidation of some adjacent buildings, the lift in Piazza delle Gondole, and the lift of the ex-Marzotto area. The delicate integration beetween new elements and the existing ones, proves the deep knowledge of the traditional constructive techniques and a sensitive approach to the ancient structures. link to the project: http://www.smstrutture.it/portfolio_page/progetto-mura-pisa/?lang=en...

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A game of interlocks

The structures of two expansions for Pisa “Cisanello” Hospital are being raised quickly: a new Reception (XLAM) and a Waiting-room for the Endocrinology Department (steel). Studio Masiello desigened the structures of the two single-storey blocks, which, like puzzle pieces, settle in the courts of the buildings of the Hospital: a project with an excellent balance between the maximum available volume and the respect of the distances from the existing buildings. Stay tuned…Link to the project: http://www.smstrutture.it/portfolio_page/ampliamento-ospedale-cisanello/...

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FortMed 2015: International Conference

The first international conference on Modern Age Fortifications on the West Coast of the Mediterranean took place in Valencia, Spain, on 15th-16th-17th October. Studio Masiello Strutture was present with an article and an oral contribution by Matteo Pierotti, together with prof. Marco Giorgio Bevilacqua, prof. Roberto Pierini and prof. Pietro Ruschi from the University of Pisa. The subject of the contribution was a research project for the valorisation of an Ottoman fortress in Butrint, Albania, carried out as a University project in 2012. Here you may find the abstract of the contribution. An important programme of valorisation of the architectural heritage involved the 17th-century Triangular Fortress in Butrint, a village near the Grecian border which, throughout the centuries, played an important role in the Mediterranean Sea. Being an outpost between Corfu and the Balkans, it witnessed a series of wars since the ancient times and was conquered by Grecians, Romans, Venetians and Ottomans. Nowadays, it is one of the two Albanian UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Such an important historical background contrasted with the little available knowledge on the supposedly 15th-century Venetian Triangular Fortress, the most notable fortification along the Vivary channel, and constituted a stimulating task for a research, which was funded by the Cooperlink 2012 project. The research started off with a thorough architectural survey of the Fortress, followed by close stratigraphic analyses and a material and deterioration survey, in order to define the state of conservation of the whole structure and to finally unravel the historical phases of construction. No architectural conservation project can be thought out without a proper historical research, and finding any affordable information on the time of the building was by all means the most challenging task, the few written books and essays being hardly compatible and lacking confirmation. Therefore, a meticulous research was carried out in Venice, both in the State Archives and in the Museo Correr Library. Such research unveiled unpublished manuscripts and drawings, casting a completely new light on the history of the Fortress: while it had always been thought that it was a 15th-century Venetian building, it is now possible to suppose that it was the Turks who erected it, no sooner than 1655. The manuscripts and the drawing also helped to depict a plausible sequence of historical phases until its deliberate damaging by the French in 1798....

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Six-meter glass beam installed

The restoration and valorisation works at the ancient slaughterhouse in Pisa are proceeding to the end: the project, one of the several which should guarantee a more sustainable appearance to the town, will give the citizen a new scientific area, named after Italian great astronomer and physicist Galileo Galilei. Inside the early-19th-century masonry buildings, some steel-and-glass structures have found their place. And, thanks to the research on the mechanical behaviour of the latter material, it has been possible to achieve a breakthrough on structural glass: a catwalk bearing onto a six-metre glass beam, consisting of 4 heat-strengthened glass panels and a stainless steel rectangular bar on the lower side, in order to reinforce the structure and allow a behaviour similar to the reinforced concrete in the event of the glass breaking. The adherence between glass and steel reinforcement is secured during lamination with DuPont® SGP® as interlayer. The loads on the beam are the dead load (structural and non-structural), the catwalk weight, the parapet weight and the live load from people walking on it. ...

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Countdown to Milan 2015 Expo

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][vc_column_text]We are just three days from the beginning of the most important international event of the year: Milan 2015 Expo. Engineers and architects are most excitedly waiting for the last technological developments: sure enough, since 1851, universal expositions, an occasion to meet different cultures,  have had state-of-the-art architecture an structural engineering as their main characters. If the Eiffel Tower (1889) is by far the most famous example , there is no way we can forget other masterpieces, such as the Crystal Palace in London (1851, first universal exposition, destroyed by a fire in 1937), Mies van der Rohe's German pavillion in Barcelona (1929), the Atomium in Brussels (1958), the Biosphere in Montreal (1967) and many others. There are, indeed, great expectations, as more than 10 million tickets have already been sold. Sure enough, Milan, for years hi-tech Italian main center (in the photo, the plaza named after Italian architect Gae Aulenti) will be up to the task of a world's fair.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/1"][/vc_column][/vc_row]...

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