81923 - Integrated Technologies

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This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Affordable and clean energy Decent work and economic growth Industry, innovation and infrastructure Sustainable cities

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The module is finalized to develop skills in the evaluation of sustainability of transformation actions of on the built environment, providing knowledge on technologies and integrated systems with low environmental impact. The final aim is to optimize the comfort conditions of living spaces.

At the end of this course the student will be able to: recognize the applicability of strategies and integrated technologies at different levels of intervention; identify the most effective actions to face the continuous evolution in the transformation of the built environment and the compatibility with the emergent functionalities; identify the optimization strategies related to the comfort conditions of urban spaces.

Course contents

The course investigates the possible application of product-service systems for the urban environment, on the basis of the principle that sustainability is a combination between social and environmental aspects.

Design activities will be finalized to:

1. the comprehension of strategies and integrated technologies at different scales, and the evaluation of their possible application in the operational environment;

2. the development of a methodology, comprehensive of multifunctional solutions able to face/anticipate the built environment evolution in a transformation perspective;

3. the identification of strategies for better comfort conditions and quality of housing spaces.

The course will be focused on the relationships between integrated infrastructures, energy efficiency and ICT, applied to urban services.


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Teaching methods

The course usually requires the presence of the students in the classroom for the development of the project, although it assures remote attendance by students opting for this method.

The course is structured with a combination of ex-cathedra lessons and collective workshop activities, aimed at enhancing both the expertise learned and the design skills of the students.

The course is structured as a mix of ex-cathedra lectures and studio activities, aimed to consolidate notions and design skills. Each teaching module delivers both reviews of the teaching staff to the groups, to check the progress of the project, and shared revisions, aimed to share the results obtained.

The course requires compulsory attendance, testified at each lesson by signature. Only students with an attendance rate of at least 70% of the course hours can access the exam.

Assessment methods

The exam consists in the presentation and discussion of the work carried out by the design teams, in presence or remotely

The course also schedules intermediate reviews on the progress of the project, both for each group and collectively, including any cultural and pathway interchanges.

The final evaluation of each student will take into account the results obtained in each teaching module, the quality of the project, proactivity and participation in the course.

The final proposal, expressed in thirtieths, will be evaluated according to the following criteria which will be associated with a maximum of 6 points each:

1 - Graphic and design quality of the works

2 - Quality of the service concept

3 - Effectiveness and feasibility of the proposed solutions

4 - Consistency with the theoretical aspects outlined in the course units

5 - Communication of the project results.

Teaching tools

The course usually requires the presence of students in the classroom for the development of the project, although it also ensures the remote attendance of students opting for this mode.

All phases are supervised and supported by the presence of the teachers, tutors and teaching staff.

The Library of the Department of Architecture is a useful support for specific documentation and in-depth studies. The equipment supplied to the Department of Architecture and the technological support to the academic activity provided by the University (screens and whiteboards, video projectors, technologies for remote connection, computer supports, etc.) are used.

Office hours

See the website of Beatrice Turillazzi

See the website of Danila Longo