Marco Giorgio Bevilacqua
University of Pisa
Marco Giorgio Bevilacqua is Professor of Architectural Representation at the University of Pisa. He earned his degree in Civil Engineering in 2003 at the University of Pisa, where in 2008 he obtained his PhD in “Science and techniques of the civil constructions”, with a research on the sixteenth-century fortifications of the medieval walls of Pisa.
His research interests are in the field of valorization of the historical architectural heritage, with particular attention to historical military architecture, architectural and urban survey and digital technologies for the communication of historical architectural heritage. He currently teaches Architectural Representation and Methodologies for Architectural surveying in the Master degree program of Building Engineering and Architecture at the University of Pisa.
He has published several works and papers on his main research topics, presented conferences and lectures. Among his publications are Le mura di Pisa. Rafforzamenti, ammodernamenti e modificazioni dal XII al XIX secolo, co-authored with Cristina Salotti (Pisa: ETS, 2011); for the NNJ “The Conception of Ramparts in the Sixteenth Century: Architecture, ‘Mathematics’ and Urban Design” (vol. 9, 2 (2007), pp. 249-261), “The Turkish Baths in Elbasan: Architecture, Geometry and Wellbeing” with Roberto Castiglia (NNJ, 10-2, 2008) and “Alexander Klein and the Existenzminimum: A ‘Scientific’ Approach to Design Techniques” (NNJ, 13-2, 2011). He is co-author with Kim Williams of “Leon Battista Alberti’s Bombard Problem in Ludi matematici: Geometry and Warfare” (The Mathematical Intelligencer, 34, 8 (2013), pp. 27-38). He was guest editor of the special issue of the NNJ dedicated to “Military Architecture and Mathematics” (NNJ vol. 16, no. 3, 2016). In 2018 he was co-director, with Kim Williams, of the conference “Nexus 2018: Relationships Between Architecture and Mathematics” in Pisa.