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Atelier: the architectural sustainable design E

01QXOQN

A.A. 2019/20

Course Language

Italian

Course degree

Course structure
Teaching Hours
Lezioni 30
Esercitazioni in aula 30
Tutoraggio 45
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Daviso Di Charvensod Alberto
Atelier: the architectural sustainable design E (Architectural and urban design)  
Docente esterno e/o collaboratore   30 30 0 0 2
Favoino Fabio
Atelier: the architectural sustainable design E (Building physics)  
Ricercatore a tempo det. L.240/10 art.24-B ING-IND/11 15 25 0 0 2
Grosso Mario
Atelier: the architectural sustainable design E (Environmental Technological Design)
Docente esterno e/o collaboratore   30 30 0 0 3
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
2019/20
The Studio of the first year deals with the general theme of the project with specific attention to the effects that sustainability has on the construction of the urban/architectural form and on the relationship with the existing environment. The concept of sustainability is here understood in the meaning accepted today by the scientific community, which includes - alongside evaluations linked to indicators and quantitative parameters - broader considerations, connected to the cultural and social implications of the project; this concept is declined on the scale of the building and on the scale of the built and natural landscape. In order to be able to deal with the theme of sustainability, the Studio of the first year assumes a territorial area that has a vocation for transformation as a study-project area. The dimensional and morphological characteristics of the area will be such as to allow the establishment of a sufficiently large building system that can accommodate complex urban functions, in which different forms of space use are interwoven, from the most private to the public one, in order to include: the buildings and their pertinent spaces, the public space in its various articulations, the places of aggregation and those of mobility, the landscape and the built environment. The area of urban transformation (most likely in one transformation area of the city of Turin), object of study and of the students' analysis and projects, will be presented at the beginning of the course, and will be developed in the course of the Studio by the students working in groups, following the sustainability objectives defined. The course, and the work of the students, will be focused and developed in an integrated way in the three main modules in which the course is divided: architectural composition, environmental technological design and building physics.
The Studio of the first year deals with the general theme of the project with specific attention to the effects that sustainability has on the construction of the urban/architectural form and on the relationship with the existing environment. The concept of sustainability is here understood in the meaning accepted today by the scientific community, which includes - alongside evaluations linked to indicators and quantitative parameters - broader considerations, connected to the cultural and social implications of the project; this concept is declined on the scale of the building and on the scale of the built and natural landscape. In order to be able to deal with the theme of sustainability, the Studio of the first year assumes a territorial area that has a vocation for transformation as a study-project area. The dimensional and morphological characteristics of the area will be such as to allow the establishment of a sufficiently large building system that can accommodate complex urban functions, in which different forms of space use are interwoven, from the most private to the public one, in order to include: the buildings and their pertinent spaces, the public space in its various articulations, the places of aggregation and those of mobility, the landscape and the built environment. The area of urban transformation (most likely in one transformation area of the city of Turin), object of study and of the students' analysis and projects, will be presented at the beginning of the course, and will be developed in the course of the Studio by the students working in groups, following the sustainability objectives defined. The course, and the work of the students, will be focused and developed in an integrated way in the three main modules in which the course is divided: architectural composition, environmental technological design and building physics.
The Studio aims to transmit useful knowledge to develop: - a cognitive approach in which the historical-cultural, architectural and environmental aspects are conjugated with the ability to recognize and interact with the main parameters characterizing the project area, both in terms of the relationship between environment and present or/and planned building forms, and in terms of the correct understanding of natural resources and physical environment (climate, light, sound, green system, etc.) characterizing the existing context; - an assessment of the eco-compatibility for the various project options and the best communication methods of design and technological choices. - theory and practice of sustainable architecture and planning; - tools and methods of the sustainable environmental technological design disciplines; - eco-friendly building technologies and materials. The skills that the student must acquire are addressed to: - the realization of an overall project of the area covered by the design exercise (masterplan) carried out taking into account: urban quality in general and, in particular, the relationship between existing site and new design parts, the interaction between buildings and open spaces, socio-cultural and environmental sustainability; - the definition of a building organism, whose design choices, in addition to the necessary consistency with the contents of the masterplan, must descend from a design process aware of relationships between functional, constructive and linguistic aspects along with specific attention to the bioclimatic approach and to the aspects of energy efficiency and quality of the environment, acoustic, thermo-hygrometric and lighting, internal and external. - carry out design activities with an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach; - analyse significant aspects of the planning sites, in their historical, urban and environmental contexts; - develop project ideas, consistent with the dominant character of the area under study; - solve complex problems from a multidisciplinary perspective, in particular, the sustainable transformation of natural and built environment, and quality of architecture related to environmental and building sciences.
The Studio aims to transmit useful knowledge to develop: - a cognitive approach in which the historical-cultural, architectural and environmental aspects are conjugated with the ability to recognize and interact with the main parameters characterizing the project area, both in terms of the relationship between environment and present or/and planned building forms, and in terms of the correct understanding of natural resources and physical environment (climate, light, sound, green system, etc.) characterizing the existing context; - an assessment of the eco-compatibility for the various project options and the best communication methods of design and technological choices. - theory and practice of sustainable architecture and planning; - tools and methods of the sustainable environmental technological design disciplines; - eco-friendly building technologies and materials. The skills that the student must acquire are addressed to: - the realization of an overall project of the area covered by the design exercise (masterplan) carried out taking into account: urban quality in general and, in particular, the relationship between existing site and new design parts, the interaction between buildings and open spaces, socio-cultural and environmental sustainability; - the definition of a building organism, whose design choices, in addition to the necessary consistency with the contents of the masterplan, must descend from a design process aware of relationships between functional, constructive and linguistic aspects along with specific attention to the bioclimatic approach and to the aspects of energy efficiency and quality of the environment, acoustic, thermo-hygrometric and lighting, internal and external. - carry out design activities with an integrated and multi-disciplinary approach; - analyse significant aspects of the planning sites, in their historical, urban and environmental contexts; - develop project ideas, consistent with the dominant character of the area under study; - solve complex problems from a multidisciplinary perspective, in particular, the sustainable transformation of natural and built environment, and quality of architecture related to environmental and building sciences.
Students must have good knowledge of the main topics dealt with in the field of urban and architectural design, building technology and environment-related physical science introduced in the 3-year Bachelor’s degree program. Such are the essential foundations for the expected in-depth analysis process within the Studio. Therefore, the students are asked to: - know the consolidated techniques of representation and communication of the project, both with reference to the more traditional forms of communication (perceptive, design sketches, physical models, etc.), and with reference to digital representation techniques (virtual modeling and rendering etc.); - know how to set up independently the reading of the morphological characters of the city built through the techniques of cartographic, historical and perceptive reading; - be able to set up independently the reading of the technological features of the building (building components, traditional materials, etc.) and the analysis of the main environmental and climatic variables at urban and single building levels; - know how to develop the project at urban and building scale (with reference to the typological and distributive aspects of buildings, structural typologies, etc.). - previous theoretical and practical knowledge of building physics and thermodynamics (heat transfer), which is developed in the Bachelor Degree. - know some basic methods of climate site analyses such as the ones to assess solar/wind access and protection in relation of alternative building location choices.
Students must have good knowledge of the main topics dealt with in the field of urban and architectural design, building technology and environment-related physical science introduced in the 3-year Bachelor’s degree program. Such are the essential foundations for the expected in-depth analysis process within the Studio. Therefore, the students are asked to: - know the consolidated techniques of representation and communication of the project, both with reference to the more traditional forms of communication (perceptive, design sketches, physical models, etc.), and with reference to digital representation techniques (virtual modeling and rendering etc.); - know how to set up independently the reading of the morphological characters of the city built through the techniques of cartographic, historical and perceptive reading; - be able to set up independently the reading of the technological features of the building (building components, traditional materials, etc.) and the analysis of the main environmental and climatic variables at urban and single building levels; - know how to develop the project at urban and building scale (with reference to the typological and distributive aspects of buildings, structural typologies, etc.). - previous theoretical and practical knowledge of building physics and thermodynamics (heat transfer), which is developed in the Bachelor Degree. - know some basic methods of climate site analyses such as the ones to assess solar/wind access and protection in relation of alternative building location choices.
During the first year of the university course in Architecture for Sustainability Design, this workshop deals with transformation scenarios in complex areas, whose role for the urban area impacts on strategic development programs and city redevelopment policies. Therefore, it will be up to the "Transforming Urban Areas", or, better, the areas "awaiting" transformation, to offer real opportunities for redesigning significant portions of the territory of the city. The project site will be most likely in a re-development area of the city of Turin, inserted in a local urban strategy of re-development including either new public areas and buildings aimed at develop and re-sew and re-connect together adjacent urban areas of the city, or re-generation of existing urban structures and buildings. The project site and the connected urban drivers and aims will be defined and presented at the beginning of the course. The urban transformation will be an important occasion for reflection on the introduction of innovative forms and functions related to green mobility, the collective dimension of living, and the mix between different uses (such as leaving and working), new forms of production and services, the latest and advanced forms of residence, linked to a more effective relationship with sociability and time, as well as innovative prospects in urban morphology and building type. The project goals are: • To conduct urban design of a neighborhood in the post-industrial area, most likely in the city of Turin, with existing and/or new buildings to be adapted to new forms and uses. • To conduct architectural design for a building, which draws on advanced technological, sustainable, and aesthetic premises to propose uben and building sustainable development beyond common practices. Architectural and urban design will comply with one or several of the following principles: 1. Hyper diversity, a city with seamless integration of land uses, social and ethnic diversity. 2. Three-dimensional distribution of circulation and program. 3. Innovation at the streets edges to provide public - private access and business opportunities. 4. Flexible forms, urban and building, respond to fluctuations in use, economy, and tendency. 5. Energy self-sufficiency based on appropriate strategies defined according to the urban and buildings characteristics. 6. Off-the-grid, self-sufficiency in food- and energy production (solar energy, wind exploitation), active roof-tops, LED farming. 7. Climate responsive, reacts on radical micro-climates and climate change. 8. Application of principles of circular economy with particular reference to the 3R approach (Reduce, Reuse, Recycling) in the construction assembling design and materials selection. 9. Public transportation includes sustainable and green mobility. 10. Mix program of social housing, offices and retails, based on mixed use and tenure. The contribution of the Studio course will highlight the role and responsibility of designers in the sustainable transformation of the urban system. The course will include a theoretical part and a planning exercise, conducted in cooperation with the course of Architectural and Urban Design (6 CFU / credits), Environmental Technological Design (6 CFU / credits) and Building Physics (6 CFU / credits). Architecture and Urban design lectures will address a critical reading of planning tools, in terms of mix-use and morphological foreshadowing of the subsequent urban design. The lectures will be articulated through the drafting of a common masterplan, which will be the base for different morphological and distribution solutions (1 credit of lessons + 2 credits of review). Sustainability, seen as the characterizing strategy of the project, will be intimately linked to the characters and the language of architecture, from its conceptual formulation to morphological and technological solutions at the building scale (1 credit of lessons + 2 credits of review). Sustainability will be investigated at the level of building settlement, the advanced line of theoretical and design research: occupation of the soil, orientation, and distribution solutions, interaction with climate, territory, road system, public places, organised so as to optimise the sharing and the consumption of resources. The students’ work, starting from the common masterplan, will have to reflect the re-designing mode of an urban portion, thus catalysing the themes of geography and schemes, whether visible or not, that are specific of the design of the new urban plan. The results will highlight the values considered, with reference to consolidated schemes, existing landscapes, and referring to the quality of public spaces, the conservation of resources, the limitation of environmental loads and biocompatibility. Theoretical communications will touch upon the cultural framework of sustainability, environmental emergency to the resilience strategies, the economic outlook for innovation in technology and society. This part represents the first block of lectures. The issues of bioclimatic design and tools for urban and building environmental design will also be presented in the second block of lectures. The use of these instruments will be reflected into the activity of the workshop’s design exercise, in particular in urban microclimate analyses, conducted with the building physics course and in the use of mitigation strategies. The module ETD aims at supplying students with concepts and methods related to environmental and technological aspects of an architectural design process in the earliest phases, i.e., site analysis, site urban layout, and environmental impact evaluation. The design process is intended as a iterative sequence of choices affecting forms, functions, and impacts which shall follow a circular resilient approach with the aim of zero or positive environmental and social resources-wastes balance. The contribution of Environmental Technological Design course module will highlight the role and responsibility of designers in the sustainable transformation of the urban system. The course module will include a theoretical part, the analysis of site constraints for an optimal use of climate resources as well as assessment of alternative building location choices in relation to solar/wind access/protection, and all converging in a planning exercise, conducted in cooperation with the course modules of urban Architectural and Urban Design and Building Physics (1 credit of lessons + 2 credits of review). While in the second part of the module (1 credit of lessons + 2 credits of review) it will focus on the presentation of building technologies, materials and their interfaces and detailing, in order to ensure the performance of the designed building. The Building Physics course will be organized into 2 different functional "blocks": the first (1 credit of lessons + 2 credits of review) will address the urban-scale project and performance indicators (Climate and site analysis, outdoor space comfort, energy production) the second (1 credit of lessons + 2 credits of review) will focus on bioclimatic strategies at the building scale (passive approach, performance of the building envelope, energy balance of the building, daylight, indoor environmental quality). In developing one of the project phases, the use of current technological tools will be proposed, such as BIM software, with the aim of highlighting the need for a more careful control over the use of economic and material resources, in the framework of architectural design, in line with the principles of sustainability. In the first phase of the Studio (urban design), design research will be carried out by students organized in small groups (3-5 students), to develop later into individual work (building design). The design research will explore the following topics: 1. Performance Interactive and responsive building components provide flexible uses, acoustic qualities, and identity, improving thermal comfort, safety, and weather protection. Sound, light, and kinetics are new elements in public space. Robots, motors, and drones challenge conventions in scale, action, construction, and duration. 2. Climate responsiveness Located in a temperate climate, Turin can offers possibility to exploit the climate in favour of a more energy conscious design on one side, providing optimal occupant comfort on the other. At the same time extreme climate events and climate are present, and more and more occurrent, so that climate resiliency will be taken into account as well. 3. Emergent building types Our city will deploy the architecture of emergent building types to respond to challenges in form, use, and finance. The radical increment will mediate between profit driven development and historic preservation; the hybrid building will facilitate seamless integration of land uses; the parasite and the Accessory Dwelling Unit will close the gap between developer conglomerates and partecipative processes. 4. Urban food production Hybrid buildings and performative building components act as agents of food production in urban space. Different methods and scales of agriculture will be adopted, such as permaculture, green rooftops, vertical farming, LED farming, and indoor agriculture. Landscape urbanism provides an intellectual framework for urban agriculture in hybrid forms and programs. 5. Urban form The uban form of Turin follows structured rules and shape, although it can call for alternative urban forms feasible to balance cultural heritage with the arrangement of new programs, the integration with surrounding areas, and community building. Temporal urban forms may serve intermediate purposes. Architecture will mediate between micro and macro scale urbanism. Porosity, flexibility, and layering will challenge conventions in the design and representation of urban form. 6. Housing Housing will be reconceptualized from dwelling to living. Flexible spaces for live, work, and play will provide the foundation for housing. Equal distribution of tenures will characterize the housing stock at our city. Living spaces will nurture on site specific qualities such as use of green space, city industrial heritage, views towards the natural surrondings (such as the mountains or the hills), the local climatic conditions, the relationship to the historic city center, and a vibrant city scape characterized by hyper diversity in trade, commerce, and manufacturing as well as in social, ethnic, and economic configurations. 7. Armatures Urban armatures, such as lived green spaces, swimming pools, pavilions, playgrounds, and facilities for temporal uses and performances, foster identity, interaction, and commons. Introducing novelty to mainstream industry, armatures provide frameworks for experiments in form, use, sustainability, fabrication, and aesthetics. 8. Place attachment Place attachment vs. place making. Contextualized in social mobilization and activism, our city will challenge the gentrification processes that tend to infuse new developments in Europe and elsewhere. Urban cultures and identities will be fostered through building together, partecipative processes, and urban commons. Relational aesthetics will provide the intellectual framework for social interaction, geometry, trade, sustainable engineering, and communication.
During the first year of the university course in Architecture for Sustainability Design, this workshop deals with transformation scenarios in complex areas, whose role for the urban area impacts on strategic development programs and city redevelopment policies. Therefore, it will be up to the "Transforming Urban Areas", or, better, the areas "awaiting" transformation, to offer real opportunities for redesigning significant portions of the territory of the city. The project site will be most likely in a re-development area of the city of Turin, inserted in a local urban strategy of re-development including either new public areas and buildings aimed at develop and re-sew and re-connect together adjacent urban areas of the city, or re-generation of existing urban structures and buildings. The project site and the connected urban drivers and aims will be defined and presented at the beginning of the course. The urban transformation will be an important occasion for reflection on the introduction of innovative forms and functions related to green mobility, the collective dimension of living, and the mix between different uses (such as leaving and working), new forms of production and services, the latest and advanced forms of residence, linked to a more effective relationship with sociability and time, as well as innovative prospects in urban morphology and building type. The project goals are: • To conduct urban design of a neighborhood in the post-industrial area, most likely in the city of Turin, with existing and/or new buildings to be adapted to new forms and uses. • To conduct architectural design for a building, which draws on advanced technological, sustainable, and aesthetic premises to propose uben and building sustainable development beyond common practices. Architectural and urban design will comply with one or several of the following principles: 1. Hyper diversity, a city with seamless integration of land uses, social and ethnic diversity. 2. Three-dimensional distribution of circulation and program. 3. Innovation at the streets edges to provide public - private access and business opportunities. 4. Flexible forms, urban and building, respond to fluctuations in use, economy, and tendency. 5. Energy self-sufficiency based on appropriate strategies defined according to the urban and buildings characteristics. 6. Off-the-grid, self-sufficiency in food- and energy production (solar energy, wind exploitation), active roof-tops, LED farming. 7. Climate responsive, reacts on radical micro-climates and climate change. 8. Application of principles of circular economy with particular reference to the 3R approach (Reduce, Reuse, Recycling) in the construction assembling design and materials selection. 9. Public transportation includes sustainable and green mobility. 10. Mix program of social housing, offices and retails, based on mixed use and tenure. The contribution of the Studio course will highlight the role and responsibility of designers in the sustainable transformation of the urban system. The course will include a theoretical part and a planning exercise, conducted in cooperation with the course of Architectural and Urban Design (6 CFU / credits), Environmental Technological Design (6 CFU / credits) and Building Physics (6 CFU / credits). Architecture and Urban design lectures will address a critical reading of planning tools, in terms of mix-use and morphological foreshadowing of the subsequent urban design. The lectures will be articulated through the drafting of a common masterplan, which will be the base for different morphological and distribution solutions (1 credit of lessons + 2 credits of review). Sustainability, seen as the characterizing strategy of the project, will be intimately linked to the characters and the language of architecture, from its conceptual formulation to morphological and technological solutions at the building scale (1 credit of lessons + 2 credits of review). Sustainability will be investigated at the level of building settlement, the advanced line of theoretical and design research: occupation of the soil, orientation, and distribution solutions, interaction with climate, territory, road system, public places, organised so as to optimise the sharing and the consumption of resources. The students’ work, starting from the common masterplan, will have to reflect the re-designing mode of an urban portion, thus catalysing the themes of geography and schemes, whether visible or not, that are specific of the design of the new urban plan. The results will highlight the values considered, with reference to consolidated schemes, existing landscapes, and referring to the quality of public spaces, the conservation of resources, the limitation of environmental loads and biocompatibility. Theoretical communications will touch upon the cultural framework of sustainability, environmental emergency to the resilience strategies, the economic outlook for innovation in technology and society. This part represents the first block of lectures. The issues of bioclimatic design and tools for urban and building environmental design will also be presented in the second block of lectures. The use of these instruments will be reflected into the activity of the workshop’s design exercise, in particular in urban microclimate analyses, conducted with the building physics course and in the use of mitigation strategies. The module ETD aims at supplying students with concepts and methods related to environmental and technological aspects of an architectural design process in the earliest phases, i.e., site analysis, site urban layout, and environmental impact evaluation. The design process is intended as a iterative sequence of choices affecting forms, functions, and impacts which shall follow a circular resilient approach with the aim of zero or positive environmental and social resources-wastes balance. The contribution of Environmental Technological Design course module will highlight the role and responsibility of designers in the sustainable transformation of the urban system. The course module will include a theoretical part, the analysis of site constraints for an optimal use of climate resources as well as assessment of alternative building location choices in relation to solar/wind access/protection, and all converging in a planning exercise, conducted in cooperation with the course modules of urban Architectural and Urban Design and Building Physics (1 credit of lessons + 2 credits of review). While in the second part of the module (1 credit of lessons + 2 credits of review) it will focus on the presentation of building technologies, materials and their interfaces and detailing, in order to ensure the performance of the designed building. The Building Physics course will be organized into 2 different functional "blocks": the first (1 credit of lessons + 2 credits of review) will address the urban-scale project and performance indicators (Climate and site analysis, outdoor space comfort, energy production) the second (1 credit of lessons + 2 credits of review) will focus on bioclimatic strategies at the building scale (passive approach, performance of the building envelope, energy balance of the building, daylight, indoor environmental quality). In developing one of the project phases, the use of current technological tools will be proposed, such as BIM software, with the aim of highlighting the need for a more careful control over the use of economic and material resources, in the framework of architectural design, in line with the principles of sustainability. In the first phase of the Studio (urban design), design research will be carried out by students organized in small groups (3-5 students), to develop later into individual work (building design). The design research will explore the following topics: 1. Performance Interactive and responsive building components provide flexible uses, acoustic qualities, and identity, improving thermal comfort, safety, and weather protection. Sound, light, and kinetics are new elements in public space. Robots, motors, and drones challenge conventions in scale, action, construction, and duration. 2. Climate responsiveness Located in a temperate climate, Turin can offers possibility to exploit the climate in favour of a more energy conscious design on one side, providing optimal occupant comfort on the other. At the same time extreme climate events and climate are present, and more and more occurrent, so that climate resiliency will be taken into account as well. 3. Emergent building types Our city will deploy the architecture of emergent building types to respond to challenges in form, use, and finance. The radical increment will mediate between profit driven development and historic preservation; the hybrid building will facilitate seamless integration of land uses; the parasite and the Accessory Dwelling Unit will close the gap between developer conglomerates and partecipative processes. 4. Urban food production Hybrid buildings and performative building components act as agents of food production in urban space. Different methods and scales of agriculture will be adopted, such as permaculture, green rooftops, vertical farming, LED farming, and indoor agriculture. Landscape urbanism provides an intellectual framework for urban agriculture in hybrid forms and programs. 5. Urban form The uban form of Turin follows structured rules and shape, although it can call for alternative urban forms feasible to balance cultural heritage with the arrangement of new programs, the integration with surrounding areas, and community building. Temporal urban forms may serve intermediate purposes. Architecture will mediate between micro and macro scale urbanism. Porosity, flexibility, and layering will challenge conventions in the design and representation of urban form. 6. Housing Housing will be reconceptualized from dwelling to living. Flexible spaces for live, work, and play will provide the foundation for housing. Equal distribution of tenures will characterize the housing stock at our city. Living spaces will nurture on site specific qualities such as use of green space, city industrial heritage, views towards the natural surrondings (such as the mountains or the hills), the local climatic conditions, the relationship to the historic city center, and a vibrant city scape characterized by hyper diversity in trade, commerce, and manufacturing as well as in social, ethnic, and economic configurations. 7. Armatures Urban armatures, such as lived green spaces, swimming pools, pavilions, playgrounds, and facilities for temporal uses and performances, foster identity, interaction, and commons. Introducing novelty to mainstream industry, armatures provide frameworks for experiments in form, use, sustainability, fabrication, and aesthetics. 8. Place attachment Place attachment vs. place making. Contextualized in social mobilization and activism, our city will challenge the gentrification processes that tend to infuse new developments in Europe and elsewhere. Urban cultures and identities will be fostered through building together, partecipative processes, and urban commons. Relational aesthetics will provide the intellectual framework for social interaction, geometry, trade, sustainable engineering, and communication.
Teaching is provided in the form of lectures, thematic seminars and hands-on design training, coordinated between various modules of the different disciplines, divided into Architectural Composition (6 CFU / credits), Environmental Technological Design (6 CFU / credits) and Building Physics (6 CFU / credits). The Studio aims at introducing students to the current debate and best practice of post-industrial city transformation, bringing them into the up-to-date research domain of the team of the tutors. Taking the practices of a urban transformation projects currently in its early planning phase as intellectual framework, the students will utilize architectural sustainable design to critically approach the concept of contemporary urban developments. The practical training will facilitate the student in the implementation of innovative solutions, by designing and evaluating their effectiveness and performances. The student activity will integrate urban and architectural design, environmental technology, and technical physics, from the masterplan scale to the building design. Design practice involves a common framework for all design steps: • all activities will result in a clearly identified product (text or graphical work); • the outcome of each activity can be considered a milestone in the development of the overall final design; • at each milestone, design strategies or products are presented to all Studio members (tutors and students, invited external critics); • these collective discussions and debates are first-stage evaluations, which will be marked and be weighted with the final examination, to mark the students' work. The ability to clearly illustrate and effectively discuss the design products is considered an important outcome, since accurate presentations are fundamental components in current urban programs (consultation and negotiation processes).
Teaching is provided in the form of lectures, thematic seminars and hands-on design training, coordinated between various modules of the different disciplines, divided into Architectural Composition (6 CFU / credits), Environmental Technological Design (6 CFU / credits) and Building Physics (6 CFU / credits). The Studio aims at introducing students to the current debate and best practice of post-industrial city transformation, bringing them into the up-to-date research domain of the team of the tutors. Taking the practices of a urban transformation projects currently in its early planning phase as intellectual framework, the students will utilize architectural sustainable design to critically approach the concept of contemporary urban developments. The practical training will facilitate the student in the implementation of innovative solutions, by designing and evaluating their effectiveness and performances. The student activity will integrate urban and architectural design, environmental technology, and technical physics, from the masterplan scale to the building design. Design practice involves a common framework for all design steps: • all activities will result in a clearly identified product (text or graphical work); • the outcome of each activity can be considered a milestone in the development of the overall final design; • at each milestone, design strategies or products are presented to all Studio members (tutors and students, invited external critics); • these collective discussions and debates are first-stage evaluations, which will be marked and be weighted with the final examination, to mark the students' work. The ability to clearly illustrate and effectively discuss the design products is considered an important outcome, since accurate presentations are fundamental components in current urban programs (consultation and negotiation processes).
Specific bibliography will be provided during the course, in order to address the students’ work in a more specific way, according to the themes raised during the course and specific interests. A first reading list is provided hereby. Further bibliographic references will be provided during the course. Regular reading of current international architectural sources (reviews, websites, books) is required to nurture individual design research. Specific bibliography will be provided during the course, in order to address the students’ work in a more specific way, according to the themes raised during the course and specific interests. A first reading list is provided hereby. Further bibliographic references will be provided during the course. Regular reading of current international architectural sources (reviews, websites, books) is required to nurture individual design research. Books: • ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, Air conditioning Engineers) handbooks: "Fundamentals and HVAC Applications". • Astolfi A., Corrado V., Applicazioni di Illuminazione e Acustica, CELID, Torino, 2012. • Baietto, A. and R. Rigamonti. Tessuti misti nella città compatta. Torino: Celid, 2003 • Baum, M. and K. Christiaanse (eds). City as a Loft. Adaptive Reuse as a resource for sustainable urban development. Zurich: GTA Verlag, 202. • Braae, E. Beauty redeemed: Recycling post-industrial landscapes. Basel: Birkhauser, 2015 • Corrado V., Fabrizio E., Fondamenti di Termofisica dell’Edificio e Climatizzazione, II edizione, CLUT, Torino, 2014. • Cuff, D. and R. Sherman (eds). Fast-Forward Urbanism: Rethinking Architecture's Engagement with the City. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2011. • Dahl, P-J. "Exploring Design Potentials in Porous Urban Space: Split Vision Urbanism HK through Montage." In Beyond Ism: The Landscape of Landscape Urbanism, edited by Caroline Dahl, Lisa Diedrich, Gunilla Lindholm, Vera Vicenzotti and Nina Vogel, 117-24. Alnarp: Swedish University of Agricultural Science, 2016. • Gauzin-Muller, D. Architettura sostenibile. Milano: Edizioni Ambiente, 2003. • Grosso, M. (2017). Il raffrescamento passivo degli edifici in zone a clima temperato, 4th Edition, 450 pages. Maggioli, Sant’Arcangelo di Romagna. • Lechner, N. (2009). Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects, Third Edition, 698 pages. John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. • Martì Aris, C. Le variazioni dell’identità. Barcellona: Citta Studi, 1996. • Mayne, Thom. "Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form." In Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form, edited by Stephanie Rigolot, 27-52. Culver City, CA: Stray Dog Café, 2011. • Pollo, R. Progettare l’ambiente urbano. Roma: Carocci, 2015. • Robiglio, M. "The adaptive reuse toolkit. How cities can turn their industrial legacy into infrastructure for innovation and growth." Washington DC: GMF, 2016. • Waldheim, Charles. Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory. New York: Princeton University Press, 2016. • Haines, R.W., Wilson, C. L., "HVAC systems design handbook" - 5rd ed. (McGraw-Hill) New York • Watson, D., editor (1993), "The Energy Design Handbook". AIA Press, Washington DC. • Stefanutti L., “Manuale degli impianti di climatizzazione”, ISBN 978-88-481-1884-2, Editore Tecniche Nuove, 2007. Journal articles: • Chiesa, G.,Grosso, M., (2017). An environmental technological approach to architectural programming for school facilities, Springer International Publishing, Mediterranean Green Buildings and Renewable Energy: Selected Papers from the World Renewable Energy Network's Med Green Forum, pp. 701-715. Grosso, M. (1998). “Urban form and renewable energy potential”, Renewable Energy, n. 15, pp. 331-336. Elsevier Pergamon, Oxford, UK. • Chiesa, G., Grosso, M., (2017). Early-design tool to optimize outdoor activities localization based on microclimate criteria, Genova University Press, International Conference on Urban Comfort and Environmental Quality URBAN-CEQ, pp. 25-29. Online material: • http://www.comune.torino.it/rigenerazioneurbana/ • Reinventing Cities C40 Guidelines https://www.c40reinventingcities.org/data/notice_c7d23/accueil/8/reinventing_cities_regulation_english_2c04a.pdf • Slide del progetto IDES-EDU (www.ides-edu.eu)
Specific bibliography will be provided during the course, in order to address the students’ work in a more specific way, according to the themes raised during the course and specific interests. A first reading list is provided hereby. Further bibliographic references will be provided during the course. Regular reading of current international architectural sources (reviews, websites, books) is required to nurture individual design research. Specific bibliography will be provided during the course, in order to address the students’ work in a more specific way, according to the themes raised during the course and specific interests. A first reading list is provided hereby. Further bibliographic references will be provided during the course. Regular reading of current international architectural sources (reviews, websites, books) is required to nurture individual design research. Books: • ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, Air conditioning Engineers) handbooks: "Fundamentals and HVAC Applications". • Astolfi A., Corrado V., Applicazioni di Illuminazione e Acustica, CELID, Torino, 2012. • Baietto, A. and R. Rigamonti. Tessuti misti nella città compatta. Torino: Celid, 2003 • Baum, M. and K. Christiaanse (eds). City as a Loft. Adaptive Reuse as a resource for sustainable urban development. Zurich: GTA Verlag, 202. • Braae, E. Beauty redeemed: Recycling post-industrial landscapes. Basel: Birkhauser, 2015 • Corrado V., Fabrizio E., Fondamenti di Termofisica dell’Edificio e Climatizzazione, II edizione, CLUT, Torino, 2014. • Cuff, D. and R. Sherman (eds). Fast-Forward Urbanism: Rethinking Architecture's Engagement with the City. New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2011. • Dahl, P-J. "Exploring Design Potentials in Porous Urban Space: Split Vision Urbanism HK through Montage." In Beyond Ism: The Landscape of Landscape Urbanism, edited by Caroline Dahl, Lisa Diedrich, Gunilla Lindholm, Vera Vicenzotti and Nina Vogel, 117-24. Alnarp: Swedish University of Agricultural Science, 2016. • Gauzin-Muller, D. Architettura sostenibile. Milano: Edizioni Ambiente, 2003. • Grosso, M. (2017). Il raffrescamento passivo degli edifici in zone a clima temperato, 4th Edition, 450 pages. Maggioli, Sant’Arcangelo di Romagna. • Lechner, N. (2009). Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects, Third Edition, 698 pages. John Wiley & Sons Inc., Hoboken, New Jersey, USA. • Martì Aris, C. Le variazioni dell’identità. Barcellona: Citta Studi, 1996. • Mayne, Thom. "Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form." In Combinatory Urbanism: The Complex Behavior of Collective Form, edited by Stephanie Rigolot, 27-52. Culver City, CA: Stray Dog Café, 2011. • Pollo, R. Progettare l’ambiente urbano. Roma: Carocci, 2015. • Robiglio, M. "The adaptive reuse toolkit. How cities can turn their industrial legacy into infrastructure for innovation and growth." Washington DC: GMF, 2016. • Waldheim, Charles. Landscape as Urbanism: A General Theory. New York: Princeton University Press, 2016. • Haines, R.W., Wilson, C. L., "HVAC systems design handbook" - 5rd ed. (McGraw-Hill) New York • Watson, D., editor (1993), "The Energy Design Handbook". AIA Press, Washington DC. • Stefanutti L., “Manuale degli impianti di climatizzazione”, ISBN 978-88-481-1884-2, Editore Tecniche Nuove, 2007. Journal articles: • Chiesa, G.,Grosso, M., (2017). An environmental technological approach to architectural programming for school facilities, Springer International Publishing, Mediterranean Green Buildings and Renewable Energy: Selected Papers from the World Renewable Energy Network's Med Green Forum, pp. 701-715. Grosso, M. (1998). “Urban form and renewable energy potential”, Renewable Energy, n. 15, pp. 331-336. Elsevier Pergamon, Oxford, UK. • Chiesa, G., Grosso, M., (2017). Early-design tool to optimize outdoor activities localization based on microclimate criteria, Genova University Press, International Conference on Urban Comfort and Environmental Quality URBAN-CEQ, pp. 25-29. Online material: • http://www.comune.torino.it/rigenerazioneurbana/ • Reinventing Cities C40 Guidelines https://www.c40reinventingcities.org/data/notice_c7d23/accueil/8/reinventing_cities_regulation_english_2c04a.pdf • Slide del progetto IDES-EDU (www.ides-edu.eu)
Modalità di esame: Prova orale obbligatoria; Elaborato grafico prodotto in gruppo; Elaborato scritto prodotto in gruppo; Progetto di gruppo;
Exam: Compulsory oral exam; Group graphic design project; Group essay; Group project;
The Studio/Workshop implies a regular participation that will lead to an individual judgment. The activities will be monitored through interim evaluation, in particular focusing on the development of a comprehensive and Masterplan and, later, a scale design of a building. The interim assessment will concur in the final grade, complementing the presentation and discussion of final design product. Studio activities are carried out by students in groups and individually. At the end of the Workshop, all the work done will be presented, collectively discussed and assessed. The exam will be characterized by a group design development and individual insights into the building scale. The final output, presented by the students' during the final exam, has to be sent electronically (by means of the student portal) maximum two days before the exam date. During the exam this will be evaluated and marked, together with the interim evaluations and with the students' presentation in the final exam. The final assessment generates a single mark, on the basis of the collective final discussion and evaluation of each discipline dealt with during the Workshop; marks will be assigned according to each student’s credits.
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