Archive studies and enhancement of the city’s urban landscape: from environmental safety to chromatic characterization. Documents are fundamental cultural resources for the study of changes in the fabric of a city. In particular the building applications of the Fondo Titolo 54 and the Ispettorato Edilizio (Building Inspectorate) contained in the Archivio Storico Capitolino (Capitoline Historical Archive) provide unique evidence of the processes which gave Rome’s historical architecture a new face over just a few decades. Building extensions, elevations and restorations provide precious information about building types and technology, and about the use of materials. Collection, critical analysis and mapping of the applications aims to develop knowledge of the buildings or of entire areas whose durability may be at a greater risk. If added to other factors, the modifications made to buildings, whether slight modifications or substantial changes to the entire fabric, may increase the fragility of the structures and their potential for suffering damage. These documents prompted an interesting study concerning the colour of facades, which is precisely shown in these drawings and constitutes an essential source for knowledge about the colour of the city within a specific timeframe.
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