In this Studio, the student explores into the topics that characterize and are coherent with the contents of the study course through transdisciplinary experiences. This experience aims at developing knowledge and understanding on how to effectively enhance the building heritage, the landscape and the environment as resources, with specific attention to the problems of the modification and regeneration of the built environment and of consolidated urban and settlement systems.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
According to the Dublin Descriptors (DdD), passing the exam certifies the acquisition of the following results:
DdD 2 ability to apply knowledge and understanding
- ability to apply appropriate techniques to transform, operating at different scales, the inhabited space in its multiple configurations: morphological and typological, ecological and environmental, economic and social, anthropological and cultural.
DdD 3 (autonomy of judgment), 4 (communication skills) and 5 (learning ability)
- ability to operate and communicate independently the design choices made (DdD 3, 4 and 5).
The design studio encompasses three integrated disciplinary modules of “Building Technology” (ICAR /12), “History and Theory of Post War Architecture” (ICAR/18) and “Architecture of Interiors” (ICAR /16) which address the topic of the analysis and requalification of post-war collective residential housing.
The rehabilitation of existing building stocks is nowadays recognized as a necessary response to the issues of sustainable development, not only because land is a finite resource and cities should undergo regeneration processes, but also to control energy and resources depletion. An apparently unassailable barrier towards this transformation are “condominiums” built from the Fifties to the late Seventies. Still this huge heritage, more than 10 million private homes where about 36% of Italian families live, which strongly characterizes urban landscapes, is obsolete due to insufficient envelope and building services performances, and is now inadequate to meet the diverse demands in terms of multi-ethnicity, family composition, and, in general, to respond to the complexity of contemporary living styles. The ownership fragmentation, a distinctive feature of these multifamily homes, which immobilises management and maintenance, together with the current economic situation and the crisis of the welfare policies, make the potential transformation, requiring physical as well as functional upgrading measures, a challenging task. How do we inhabit today? Which is the historical as well as the social legacy of this heritage? How to trigger shared initiatives capable of activating the regeneration of this asset? Supported by a large multidisciplinary group of scholars and professionals, the workshop aims at introducing and investigating innovative multiscalar design approaches for a thorough integrated renovation of these collective residential buildings involving the definition of pioneering participatory practices.
Modalità di valutazione
Student’s evaluation will be based on both individual and group work. During the semester different didactical tools and experiences will be experimented, ranging from extempore to traditional revisions and intermediate critiques.
In particular, final assessment will consist in a presentation and discussion of the activities performed in the program. Deliverables will consist in a research booklet, project panels and models.
Evaluation creteria The evaluation will be carried out taking into account the quality of the project developed and the ability of the student to present it with reference to the topics and themes dealt with in the Studio. The final evaluation will be determined by the contents of the project, by the candidates' exhibition capacity and by the student's work through all the Studio.
G. Caramellino, F. Zanfi, Post-war Middle-class Housing. Models, Construction and Change, Editore: PeterLang, Anno edizione: 2015
A. Fernandez Per, J. Mozas, 10 stories of collective housing, Editore: A+T Editiones, Anno edizione: 2013
Area, "Condominium", Anno edizione: 2011, Fascicolo: 118
Lotus, "Housing in the Expanded Field", Anno edizione: 2017, Fascicolo: 163
Lotus, "Housing Differentiation", Anno edizione: 2007, Fascicolo: 132
OECD/IEA, HIGH-RISE REFURBISHMENT The energy-efficient upgrade of multi-story residences in the European Union , Anno edizione: 2006 https://www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/publication/pw_Highrise.pdf
Tipo Forma Didattica
Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua
Disponibilità di materiale didattico/slides in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di libri di testo/bibliografia in lingua inglese
Possibilità di sostenere l'esame in lingua inglese
Disponibilità di supporto didattico in lingua inglese