Apuliabase has won the 3rd place (over 2000 projects) in the Principi Attivi 2013 call of Apulia Region: the project idea has as its goal the protection of the most important artistic heritage of Apulia, the ”Trulli”.
The trulli , limestone dwellings found in the southern region of Puglia, are remarkable examples of drywall (mortarless) construction, a prehistoric building technique still in use in this region. The trulli are made of roughly worked limestone boulders collected from neighboring fields. Characteristically, they feature pyramidal, domed or conical roofs built up of corbelled limestone slabs.
The idea is to implement a monitoring database of several trulli after a program of quick screenings on site and a classification of these structure, by procedures specifically designed, in function of their vulnerability. This classification will be available for the Public Institutions and private subjects for monitoring these fascinating heritage structures and take actions for the conservation of the Trulli that result in worst conditions.
Apuliabase: un sistema integrado de gestión del patrimonio aplicado a los Trulli Journal Article
Patrimonio histórico de Castilla y León, (63), pp. 42–44, 2018.
Geometry and Proportions of the Traditional Trulli of Alberobello Journal Article
Nexus Network Journal, 2017, ISSN: 1590-5896.
Static stability of trulli Journal Article
Materials and Structures, 49 (7), pp. 2893–2905, 2016, ISSN: 1359-5997.