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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2018/2019
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Insegnamento 053074 - FINAL STUDIO D
Docente Capolongo Stefano , Faroldi Emilio , Sbattella Silvia
Cfu 14.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio
Didattica innovativa L'insegnamento prevede  2.0  CFU erogati con Didattica Innovativa come segue:
  • Soft Skills

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

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The Studio concludes the training course and addresses the question of the architectural project and the intervention on the physical environment in various disciplinary areas, in line with the didactic contents of the Course of Study.

In the Studio, in which different disciplines are integrated, the students are asked to prepare a complex and innovative project through the tools of architecture and urban design, having mastered the feasibility of the project.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi


- acquire knowledge and understanding skills to design in complex and problematic contexts that require non-standardized and homologated solutions, but instead imply the search for innovative solutions;

- are capable of using the knowledge acquired to describe and interpret the settlement phenomena and address the complex problems of architecture, cities and territories;

- are capable of elaborating, conceiving and implementing the architectural project in various thematic areas;

- are capable of formulating and solving the problems of the different intervention scales in an innovative way.

Argomenti trattati

FINAL STUDIO PURPOSE. The Final Studio aims at providing a complex and multi-disciplinary design experience, and also a problematic openness to practice, culture, contemporary architectural debate. Through a targeted series of design experimentation addressing different scales, the main goal of the Studio is to achieve a synthesis, combining theoretical contents connected to the assigned topic, and applied activities, in order to put into practice the design knowledge acquired in the former design workshop experiences. The Final Studio emphasizes the centrality of the experience in the design process, which is based on integration and synthesis of the different disciplines, promoting synergies among them, bot technical and scientific, humanistic and artistic, in order to integrate and enrich the field of design knowledge from both techno-typological and executive point of view

BACKGROUND. The contemporary city appears to be fragmented into systems, fabrics and nodes, and several partial cities can be identified within it which may sometimes interact and other times be in conflict.

The invariants of the transformation process must be found within the history of the city so that they can be adjusted to the situations and conditions of the 21st century.

The topic of contemporary cities’ urban regeneration is based on a sustainable development approach, capable to enhance and rethink the existing urban assets. In order to answer to the complex needs of the territorial strategic functions’ organization, public space definition and policy strategic planning, the Studio focuses on Complex Architectures hosting social, tertiary and residential-related services, considered as propulsive elements of urban transformation. These infrastructures constitute fundamental criteria for the redevelopment and the transformation of those areas that require a deep urban, environmental, management, social and economic rethinking.

Residence, work, culture, sport, leisure time and production are interconnected within the urban space according to diversified time plans, bringing about the reduction of trips, energy saving, a limitation to pollution and promoting connections between parts of the city within an interacting system of communities able to express different interpretations of urban life as a response to the requirements of different contexts.

The city, as a model of enterprise, takes on a reticular configuration able to maintain the connections between the different centres located in the various more or less peripheral districts: a structure designed to manage the complexity within which a network of intelligent computer terminals is activated to connect all the new decentralized units to the institutional centre of the city.


TOPIC. Aim of theFinal Studiois to investigate design and spatial solutions (urban, landscape, typological, architectural, etc.) concerning the contemporary cities’ strategic transformation areas, characterized by the coexistence of public and private functions of collective interest and of high architectural and typological complexity.

The research and experimental activities will concern the design of complex educational, cultural, healthcare, and sport infrastructures which needs a rethinking of their usual architectural project, according to the social, functional and technological changes affecting contemporary society. Innovative models of development, mix of new urban functions and resilient design approaches will result in multiple architectural solutions able to be occasion for valorizing the city and its constituent parts.

The multidisciplinary approach adopted involves the disciplines of “HEALTH AND SUSTAINABILITY FOR BUILT ENVIRONMENT”,“TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN FOR ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN REGENERATION” and“URBAN DESIGN”. Theaim is to define a urban and architectural project of a specific urban area of a contemporary city including its architectural elements and features.

The architecture of the city could today be placed alongside with the architecture of the land and the architecture of the society, among integrated processes for large scaled territorial and environmental planning policies through local action, not only to refurbish spaces and urban elements, architecturally speaking, but also to optimize the availability of urban services with the help of a conscious usage of new technologies.


ORGANIZATION. Students are expected to acquire a critical knowledge of the project area and to study the functional program with the support of several references. Particular attention will be devoted to the masterplan drafting and project development phases with its relational, morpho-typological, spatial and architectural features in terms of regeneration and/or additions into the context.

The studio will be supported by theoretical backgrounds in the form of short lectures and seminars to share the most relevant architectural and urban planning principles; intensive daily workshops will be carried out through the division into design teams; finally, evaluation seminar will be scheduled through the semester with collective presentation and public projects’ reviews. The aim is to promote mutual exchange between the students, support an ongoing critical review of the results and address the interaction of the theoretical and empirical levels in the project discussion.

Finally, in the context of the AUIC School experimental program for "Innovative Didactics", 2CFU of Soft Skills will be transmitted with particular reference to the “Design for All” topic.

Therefore, the full-time attendance at the FINAL STUDIOand the participation to the mid-term evaluation seminars are considered mandatory. Exceptions or specific needs shall be discussed in advance with the Professors and Tutors.


Modalità di valutazione

EVALUATION. The final examination will assess the project as well as the acquired knowledge of both theoretical and methodological contents addressed during the Studio and in the suggest Bibliography.

The evaluation will be carried out taking into consideration the quality of the project developed and the students’ ability to argue it, with reference to the specific topics dealt within the FINAL STUDIO.

Dates and procedures of the exam and of midterm evaluations will be indicated by professors at the beginning of the Studio.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEmilio Faroldi, Maria Pilar Vettori, Dialogues of architecture, Editore: LetteraVentidue, Siracusa (english edition), Anno edizione: 2018
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEmilio Faroldi, Sette note di architettura. Esperienze del progettare contemporaneo, Editore: Mimesis Edizioni, Anno edizione: 2018, ISBN: 9788857542775
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEmilio Faroldi, Maria Pilar Vettori, Dialoghi di architettura, Editore: LetteraVentidue, Siracusa, Anno edizione: 2018

Edizione in lingua italiana: terza edizione riveduta e aggiornata; Edizione in lingua portoghese: Dialogos de Arquitetura, Editora Siciliano, Sao Paulo, Brazil 1997, Prefazione di Oscar Niemeyer.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaAlberto Campo Baeza, Principia architectonica, Editore: Editorial Mairea UPM, Research Papers Columbia University, New York, Anno edizione: 2012, ISBN: 978-84-940020-8-3 http://opac.sbn.it/opacsbn/opac/iccu/scheda.jsp?bid=IT%5CICCU%5CPMI%5C0002850

English translation: Francis R. Hitinger, Editorial Mairea UPM

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaKenneth Frampton, Studies in Tectonic Culture. The Poetics of Construction in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Architecture, Editore: MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, Anno edizione: 2001, ISBN: 9780262561495 https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/studies-tectonic-culture

Edited by John Cava

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaVittorio Gregotti, Inside architecture, Editore: MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, Anno edizione: 1996, ISBN: 9780262571159 http://opac.sbn.it/opacsbn/opac/iccu/scheda.jsp?bid=IT%5CICCU%5CPMI%5C000285

Foreword by Kenneth Frampton, Translated by Peter Wong and Francesca Zaccheo

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaAldo Rossi, The Architecture of the City, Editore: MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, USA, Anno edizione: 1984, ISBN: 9780262680431 https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/architecture-city

Prima Edizione italiana: Milano, 1966

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaGio Ponti, In praise of architecture, Editore: F. W. Dodge Corporation, New York, Anno edizione: 1960

CODICE IDENTIFICATIVO: ITICCUPMI0002850. Traduzione di Amate l'architettura a cura di Giuseppina e Mario Salvadori, Prefazione di Mario Salvadori

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMaddalena Buffoli, Urban Health: strategie per la sostenibilità urbana, Editore: Franco Angeli, Milano, Anno edizione: 2014
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaDaniela D'Alessandro, Stefano Capolongo, Città in salute: Strategie per la tutela e la promozione della salute nei contesti urbani, Editore: Maggioli Editore, Anno edizione: 2017, ISBN: 8891612489

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