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17. John Gelder 

School of Natural and Built Environments, University of South Australia, Australia 

 Online paper: Roman building services and architectural manuals: Part 2


 Abstract:  Looks at the fascinating subject of Roman pipework. Covers not only pipes, but   also aqueducts, tunnels and siphons. Contrary to popular belief, aqueducts are not piped (except when they reach siphons) but consists of open channels and thus, like streams, they flow, rather than build up pressure. However as John shows, the Romans did use timber, terracotta and lead pipes for various purposes.



18. Arturs Lapins 

Heritage Architect, Independent Researcher 

 Online paper: Water Management in Medieval German Castles in Latvia


Abstract: Looks at how the inhabitants got fresh water in castles in Latvia, with details the various ways of making wells and the lifting devices used to raise the water up



19. Christianna Veloudaki

University of Edinburgh, School of History, Classics & Archaeology

 Dimitris Theodossopoulos

 University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh College of Art 

 Online paper: Oria Kastro on Kythnos: analysis of the built remains


 Abstract: looks at castles in the western Cyclades in the Byzantine period concentrating in a particular site, Oria Kastro on Kythnos detailing remarkable rubble vaults



20. Manuel Maissen 

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland 

 Online paper: On the Subsequent Vaulting of Churches in the Late Gothic Period: The Collegiate Church of San Vittore   Mauro in Poschiavo, Switzerland


 Abstract: This paper describes the sophisticated masonry of late Gothic vaulting in the Collegiate Church of San Vittore Mauro in Poschiavo in Switzerland. 



21. Raimund Mair 

Universität Innsbruck, Austria 

 Online paper: The pumping stations of the historical Augsburg drinking water supply


 Abstract: The paper provides a detailed description of the pumping stations that helped supply water in the city of Augsburg, including the remarkable collection of original models and drawings showing how these worked. 



22. Valentina Burgassi 

Dipartimento di Architettura e Design, Politecnico di Torino - École Pratique des Hautes Études, 

 Mauro Volpiano

Dipartimento di Architettura e Design, Politecnico di Torino 

 Online paper: Tradition and innovation: the construction of court palaces and the role of professional figures in eighteenth-century Piedmont


Abstract: This paper explores the construction of the sixteenth and seventeenth century buildings of the Savoy Court in Piedmont. These are well documented, with building accounts and drawings providing valuable insights into the construction process at the time. 



23. Maria Grazia D’Amelio1 and Lorenzo Grieco

1. Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome; 2. Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata, Rome 

 Online paper: Gunshots, wind, melodies, water jets and bubbling: hydraulic valves for the Teatro delle Acque of Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati


 Abstract: Paper details surviving document which provides operating instructions for the complex water garden of the Villa Aldobrandini in Fascati which provides a fresh look at the wonderful gardens of the villa, which were full of complex water features and devices which thanks to their complexity and the difficulty of maintaining them have long since disappeared.