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Faculty of Architecture
Stradone S. Agostino, 37
16123 Genova ITALY
Conference Room: Aula Benvenuto
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Wednesday, 7 June 2006
Morning Session
Kim Williams, coordinator

9:00-10:00 Registration of conference participants
Coffee reception
10:00-10:30 Inauguration of the conference
Welcoming Comments

Clara Silvia Roero
Relationships between History of Mathematics and History of Art

Mark Wilson Jones
Ancient Architecture and Mathematics:
Methodology and a modular interpretation of the Doric temple

Rudolf Stichel and Helge Svenshon
Systems of Monads' as Design Principle in Hagia Sophia, Istanbul: Neo-Platonic Mathematics in the Architecture of Late Antiquity

 Conference Lunch

Wednesday, 7 June 2006
Afternoon Session
Carol Martin Watts, coordinator

15:00-15:30 Sylvie Duvernoy and Paul Rosin
The Compass, the Ruler and the Computer

Benamy Turkienicz and Rosirene Mayer
Oscar Niemeyer's Curved Lines: Few Words, Many Sentences

Coffee Break

Graham Pont
Inauguration: Ritual Planning in Ancient Greece and Italy
 17:30-18:00 Discussion

Thursday, 8 June 2006
Morning Session
"The Computer and Ethics"
Sylvie Duvernoy, coordinator

9:00-9:30 Alessandra Capanna
BiOrganic design: A New Method for Architecture and the City
9:40-10:10 Arzu Gönenç Sorguç
The Role of Mathematics in the Design Process under the Influence of Computational and Information Technologies

Coffee Break

Michael Ostwald
Ethics and Geometry: Computational Transformations and the Curved Surface in Architecture


Conference Lunch

Thursday, 8 June 2006
Afternoon Session
Donald J. Watts, coordinator

15:00-15:30 Tomás García-Salgado
Exploring Architectural Form in Perspective: A Fractal Hypercube-Building

Richard Talbot
The Design and Perspective Construction of Uccello's Chalice: Why is the Chalice the Shape it is?

Coffee Break

Maria Zack
Are There Connections Between the Mathematical Thought and Architecture of Sir Christopher Wren?
 17:30-18:00 Elena Marchetti and Luisa Rossi Costa
What Geometries in Milan Cathedral?
 18:00-18:30 Discussion

Friday, 9 June 2006
Morning Session

"Between Mechanics and Architecture"
Associazione Edoardo Benevenuto
Patricia Radelet-De Grave, Coordinator

9:00-9:30 Presentation of the Associazione Edoardo Benevenuto
9:30-9:50 Patricia Radelet-De Grave
The beginnings of pre-stressed concrete

Jean Dhombres
From the Geometry of Forms to Forms of Forces in the Treatises on Naval Architecture from the Seventeenth to the Twentieth century

Massimo Corradi, Valentina Filemio and Lorenzo Fontana

Architettura e meccanica nelle costruzioni in terra cruda

Santiago Huerta
Geometry and stability of oval domes

Coffee Break

Federico Foce
Milankovitch's Theorie der Druckkurven. Good mechanics for masonry architecture
 11:55-12:35 Christiane Kaiser and Karl-Eugen Kurrer
On the structural behaviour of the "Fleisch" bridge in Nuremberg (1596-1598)
  12:40-13:00 Discussion
  13:30  Conference Lunch

Friday, 9 June 2006
Afternoon Session

"Between Mechanics and Architecture"
Associazione Edoardo Benevenuto
Patricia Radelet-De Grave, Coordinator

15:10-15:30 Dirk Huylebrouck and Annie Van Maldeghem
Fitting curves and surfaces in architecture
15:30-15:50 Marco Giorgio Bevilacqua
Architecture, Mathematics and Urban Design in the Conception of the Bastion in the Sixteenth Century

Massimo Corradi
L'Arte della guerra, la teoria delle fortificazioni e la Mécanique des remblais et des déblais nei secoli XVI-XVIII

Coffee Break

Dirk Van de Vijver
Tentare licet. The Theresian Academy question on the theory of beams of 1783

Biagio Di Carlo
La Casa Geodetica

Bruna Gaino
Reciprocal Figures
 18:00-18:30 Closing remarks 

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