Shape and Design of Ancestral Fishing Machines Between Geometry and Technology

  • Domenico D’UvaEmail author
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 24)


The choice of studying trabucchi as bearer of knowledge is justified through the aim of clarifying the expertise they hand down and make them available, after they have been interpreted and organized. For this purpose, the technological analysis of the studied material has been critically conducted, considering historical, political and cultural issues they are connected with. It will be cleared how structural conception of trabucchi is strictly connected with the aim why they have been built, and any technical choice has been motivated by practical needs, which can be understood through a deep knowledge of the places, of the possibilities and the economic environment where trabucchi were born and evolved. By analyzing the logic with which its parts have been assembled (as a base for any constructive choice) it will be pointed out the extraordinariness of the structural scheme, which reached excellent results by exploiting the available resources with great intelligence. The case study is the Punta Turchino trabucco, through its specific environment, it will be analyzed a preservation/reconstruction design.


Trabucchi Construction Fishing machine Adriatic sea Ancestral 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Architecture and Urban StudiesPolytechnic University of MilanMilanItaly

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