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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2015/2016
Scuola Scuola di Architettura e Società
Docente Carrera Alessandro Emilio , Fontana Carlotta , Manfren Massimiliano
Cfu 14.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio

Corso di Studi Codice Piano di Studio preventivamente approvato Da (compreso) A (escluso) Nome Sezione Insegnamento

Programma dettagliato e risultati di apprendimento attesi

The BUILDING TECHNOLOGY STUDIO is aimed at giving students the ability to control and co-ordinate costruction technologies, structural design and building physics within the overall design process, by means of integrated design activity involving three interconnected sections: Architecture Technology, Structural Design and Building Physics.


The Architecture Technology section will mainly deal with

-       performance appraisal of the built environment: open urban spaces and existent buildings as an actual resource embodying many different values;

-       appraisal of the environmental quality of the morphological characters of the built environment (intermediate spaces, arcades, shade and sunlight, greenery, shading devices, natural ventilation and lighting) and of the “naturally” well-tempered architecture;

-       design process, construction techniques and materials for the rehabilitation of existent buildings, according to the principles of sustainable architecture.

The Structural Design section will focus on the criteria leading to the selection of the best structural solution (materials, structural scheme, construction techniques), according to the specific design requirements.

The Building Physics section will focus on the comfort conditions and performance requirements in buildings and on the energy-efficient technologies and design strategies to achieve sustainable buildings, capable of providing comfort as well as delight.


Main educational targets

The studio work aims at enabling students to synthesize and connect into one design experience different knowledges and skills acquired so far in their previous courses and laboratories: technology, history, architectural design, analysis of physical and social context, study of program requirements… Furthermore, student will be specifically trained to approach design keeping well in mind the relationships between the buildings, the people living and acting inside and around them, the multi-faceted qualities of the sourrounding built environment.



The core of the course shall be the workshop activity: students shall work in groups (max 4 students per group), developing their design scheme under the teachers’ tutorship. Lectures and seminars specific to the workshop topics will be provided all along the workshop activity. All groups will be requested to present their work to the whole class at 2 intermediate deadlines, before the final presentation and critique session that will be held at the end of the semester, resulting in a general assessment which will be further completed during the exam. The exam shall consist, for each group, in the discussion of the aspects that will have emerged in the final presentation.

Futher indication and additional readings will be provided on the BeeP site.

Compulsory attendance is required.


Note Sulla Modalità di valutazione

The exam shall consist, for each group, in the discussion of the aspects that will have emerged in the final presentation.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaLechner, Norbert, Heating, Cooling, Lighting - Sustainable Design Methods for Architects, Editore: Wiley, Anno edizione: 2015
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaPete Silver, Will McLean, Dason Whitsett,, Introduction to Architectural Technology, , Editore: Editore: Laurence King Publishing, Anno edizione: 2008
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEurocodes ( EN 1990: Basis of structural design)
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEN 1991: (Eurocode 1) Actions on structures
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEN 1992: (Eurocode 2) Design of concrete structures
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEN 1994: (Eurocode 4) Design of composite steel and concrete structures
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEN 1995: (Eurocode 5) Design of timber structures
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEN 1996: (Eurocode 6) Design of masonry structures
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEN 1997: (Eurocode 7) Geotechnical design
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEN 1998: (Eurocode 8) Design of structures for earthquake resistance

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