The Vitruvian triad; the spatial interpretation of architecture; the architecture and his urban or natural environment; architecture and construction; the relationship with the client; relations with the context and the pre-existing structures.
Architecture in the Antiquity and in the Middle Ages:
- Notes on Cretan-Mycenaean architecture; Greek architecture from the Archaic to the Hellenism; planning of the Greek cities.
The palace of Knossos; Mycenae: the megaron; the tholos of Agamemnon. The sanctuary of Delphi, the temples of Paestum and Segesta; Athens: the Acropolis, the Theseion, the theater of Dionysus; Bassae, the Temple of Apollo; Hellenistic centers: Ephesus, Miletus, Pergamum.
- Roman architecture: building systems, building types, spatial conception; Vitruvius; The Classicism and the other influences.
Masonry and building techniques. Palestrina, Terracina, Cori. Pompeii. The Roman Forum and the Forum of Augustus; the Theatre of Marcellus; The Colosseum; the Forum and the Trajan's market; the Temple of Venus and Rome, the Pantheon, Tivoli. Nimes, Trier, Baalbek. The Baths of Diocletian, the Basilica of Maxentius, Constantine's Arch, the Temple of Minerva Medica. The Diocletian Palace in Spalato.
- Early Christian and Byzantine Architecture.
The basilicas: the ancient S. Pietro; S. Sabina. : S. Costanza, S. Lorenzo in Milan, Mausoleum of Galla Placidia, San Vitale in Ravenna. St. Sophia in Constantinople. The Catholic in Stilo.
- Romanesque and Gothic architecture.
St. Thomas in Almenno, St. Ambrose in Milan; Florence: San Miniato al Monte, Baptistery of St. John; the Abbey Church in Monte Cassino; S. Liberatore a Maiella; St. Nicholas in Bari; S: Marco in Venice.
Cistercian architecture: Fossanova, S. Maria Arabona. The Gothic in France: St. Denis, Chartres. The Gothic in Italy: the Duomo in Siena, S. Maria del Fiore, the Duomo in Milan. Monastic architecture: Assisi, St. Francis; Florence: Santa Maria Novella, Santa Croce.