86340 - Sustainable Technologies for the Built Environment

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Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The learning path includes analysis of technologies in relation to the construction and regeneration of urban space and the sustainability of project choices. The protection of the environment and the quality of living are important issues in architectural culture, configuring at a programmatic, design, realization and managerial levels specific interrelations for the evolution of behaviors and for new ways of living the city. The student will be able to identify the instruments for control of each design phase and the definition of technologies for city regeneration projects and the constructive solutions.

Course contents

The laboratory aims at investigating thoroughly the relationship between project and architecture construction by dealing with the phases of building process and by acquiring awareness of the links existing among spaces, activities, technical solutions and realization methodologies.The laboratory focuses on the relationship between project and construction system, and provides for the development of a complete project for a building unit by means of sequential phases for the definition of typological and technological choices corresponding to specific ex-tempora developed in classroom.

The definition of planning choices is based on the critical survey of needs and generally speaking on the principle of the approach as a function of need and performance.Planning shall consider the complexity and articulation affecting the planning/construction process of a building structure: relationships with the environment and with the historic and socio-cultural context, safety and comfort needs, available resources, conditionings of organization and management forms of building process, regulatory instruments in force, productive context (dimensions and structure of the company and of industries in the field), updating of techniques and of technological innovation.

These goals include the intention of helping students to acquire an appropriate knowledge of technical elements and their aggregation criteria through the awareness of the link generated between features of activities and spaces and functions of technical solutions adopted, so that the determination and planning of fundamental technical elements and their assemblies are carried out while controlling the role of materials, products and building procedures in the architecture project as a function of immediate housing needs and of the use of building over time.


Ø Gianfrate V; Longo D., Urban micro-design. Tecnologie integrate, adattabilità e qualità degli spazi pubblici, Franco Angeli, Milano, 2017. ISBN 978-88-917-4294-0.

Ø Boeri A., Criteri di progettazione ambientale, Delfino, Milano 2007;

Ø Di Giulio, Paesaggi periferici. Strategie di rigenerazione urbana, Quodlibet, Macerata, 2013

Ø Manzini E., Vezzosi C., Lo sviluppo di prodotti sostenibili, Rimini, Maggioli, 1998;

Ø Sinopoli, N., Tatano, V., Sulle tracce dell'innovazione. Tra tecniche e architettura, Franco Angeli, Milano 2000.

Ø D.LONGO, A. Boeri, R. Roversi (2012). Rinnovamento urbano: strategie per la valorizzazione di quartieri ad alta densità residenziale Urban renewal: strategies for high density residential suburbs regeneration. TECHNE, vol. 4

Ø D.LONGO, A. Boeri (2012). From the Redevelopment of High-density Suburban Areas to Sustainable Cities. ARCHITECTONI.CA, vol. 2, p. 118-130

Teaching methods

Seminar activities consist of lessons and exercises. They end up with the final examination.

Exercises are to be arranged with the lecturer. They consist in the executive planning.

Work progress phases will be supervised in the lecture hall, in order to complete the project development within the end of the course.

Assessment methods

Learning and exercise progress will be checked in the lecture hall during the course. The individual examination consists in the theoretical test of subjects dealt with during lessons and in the discussion of project works produced during the course.

Teaching tools

Design phases will be supervised and backed by the lecturer. Department equipment will be used (overhead projectors, video projectors, data carriers). For in-depth studies refer to bibliography. Reference books are available at the Department library.

Moreover, didactic materials will include a set of supporting documents for design exercises that will be produced and gathered in a set of files available on the UNIBO server.

Office hours

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