This volume offers an analysis of the design activities of Jacopo and Giorgio Paleari, Ticino military engineers at the service of Philip II's Spain and, starting with an excursus on the historical-architectural events that characterized the development of the "modern" fortifications , offers an overview of the work of the two Ticino brothers in the wider war scenario of the sixteenth century. The knowledge path structured through the analysis of the projects, the survey of the works, the examination of the military essayist and the support of archeologia postmedievale, allows you to show the high level of design that distinguishes the work of the Paleari and broaden, in particular, the understanding of the design and construction events of the Spanish strongholds in Sardinia. The design / project of the sixteenth-century bulwarks of Cagliari and Alghero becomes the place of comparisons, of insights, in which the strength of the graphic investigation, of the survey and of representation, as tools of knowledge, dissemination and support for the historical-archaeological investigation , find application and deliver important and substantial results, functional to the constitution of a stylistic-constructive catalog, a useful tool for the protection and enhancement of this particular heritage that still characterizes the urban landscape of the two island centers.
Andrea Pirinu (Cagliari, 1969). Graduated in Civil-Construction Engineering (architectural-compositional orientation) at the University of Cagliari with a thesis entitled "Analysis of a historic center through different methods of reading and data management with the GIS method: Corte Intro in Bosa" , is a PhD in Building Engineering (SSD ICAR 17) with a thesis entitled “The design of the sixteenth-century bulwarks in the work of the Palearo Fratino brothers. The stronghold of Alghero ". Member of the Italian Design Union (UID), he is an expert on the subject for the ICAR 17 sector (Design). His teaching activity is aimed in particular at teaching drawing and architectural survey. Research fellow in the two-year period 2007-2009 with the theme "Survey and cataloging methods for the representation of the territory and architecture", speaker at various national and international conferences, carries out research on issues related to architectural design, the representation of territorial and urban reality and architectural and archaeological survey. Since 2012 he is TD Researcher and member of the LabMAST (Laboratory of Traditional Historical Materials and Architectures), Survey and Modeling Section at DICAAR (Department of Civil, Environmental and Architecture Engineering) of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture of the University of Cagliari.