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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2018/2019
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Dotelli Giovanni , Folli Maria Grazia , Pecora Corrado , Romano Francesco , Tagliabue Lavinia Chiara
Cfu 30.00 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 reality, everywhere, asks architecture a thorough cultural and ethical responsibility. Therefore the teaching aims to consolidate disciplinary knowledge and theoretical references, to feed critical attitudes, to induce conscious design choices. These tools allow to tackle the design of complex new buildings, with awareness of its formal, functional, structural, technological components.

The complexity of the design processes is faced and managed through the interconnection between the teachings of Architectural design, Structural design, Building services design, Innovative materials for architecture and Technology and design in BIM environment. The trans-disciplinary approach nourishes rationality and imagination and the possibility of recomposing form, function and construction in unitary visions bearers of new reasons and meanings.

Knowledge and experiences will allow the conclusion of the Master’s training program up to the final exam and, subsequently, to the elaboration of the degree thesis.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Lectures, project reviews, workshops, study trips, exhibitions and seminars will allow students to acquire the knowledge and skills appropriate to the conclusion of the Master's course of study and to the conscious elaboration of the degree thesis:

-the attitude to consider architecture as a form of knowledge, as critical thinking, as a tool for understanding reality in the perspective of its virtuous and ethical transformation.

-the ability to learn and elaborate the multidisciplinary skills of the compositional, constructive, structural, and

service- systems components.

-the ability to apply knowledge and understanding to issues and contexts of high complexity, responsibly facing and managing the design process at different scales and in all phases, from the conceptual moment to the executive one.

-the individual capacity of making judgments using multiple criteria in the evaluation of design decisions providing a range of benefits, social values and sustainable costs.

-the ability of communication using, in all areas of confrontation and discussion, the most effective verbal and drawing means.

Argomenti trattati

‘The future of living space, the needs of societies and places, raise urgent and crucial questions that require responsible responses. In-depth disciplinary knowledge and innovative theoretical and operational tools are essential for designing architectures, responding to structural and constructive adequacy, to principles of environmental, economic, and aesthetic sustainability; as well as allowing buildings that comply with the requirements of functionality, well-being and use.

Contradictions and Complexity’ of reality require a multidimensional approach to the problems and to spatial scales of architecture. Therefore, the Studio 2 faces the challenge of improving the quality of living spaces through projects able to manage situations, programs and aspects of high difficulty, recomposing visions and disciplines that can not be separated but must produce interactions between symbolic –aesthetic representations and structural-technical procedures.

The training of this last year of the master's degree course, which will end with the thesis, requires, on the one hand, the most in-depth possible humanistic and scientific knowledge; on the other, the ability of their application and the possibility to verify and validate all the choices, in relation to the quality of the building in its context.

In the first semester, the Studio will address the theme of the tall building, participating to an International Competition of Architecture. The aim is to explore, through theoretical reflection and design research, a matter as widespread as controversial: the tall building, that will be designed in this Studio, will be not only a spectacular object, but a generating element of the urban shape. It will be expression of coherent synthesis between architectural form, function, structure, techniques, materials. It will be responsible towards the environment and demonstrative of constructive and economic feasibility.

The second semester will be devoted to deepening –at the highest cultural-technical qualitative level- of one project already developed -theater (first year) or tall building (first semester of this year)-: the formal /constructive solutions will be demonstration of an effective ability to manage the architectural design through depth and integrated knowledges.


Passing the exam of the first year Architectural Design Studio.

Modalità di valutazione

Assessment methods and criteria.

Student activities will be carried out in groups and will be developed in different phases. Each of these periods, which will correspond to specific training activities and project experiences, will end with a presentation by the students to the committee formed by all the teachers of the Studio. The Board will give each student an evaluation based on the coherence between pre-established goals and the levels of acquired cultural awareness.

The final exam will be a significant moment of critical argumentation and constructive discussion of the project design, where each student will have to demonstrate:

- in-depth disciplinary knowledge of theories and techniques of complex constructions;

- ability to apply knowledge and understanding to issues and contexts of high complexity;

- ability to responsibly facing and managing the design process at different scales and in all phases, from the conceptual moment to the executive one;

- ability to apply integrated structural, constructive and service-system solutions, as expressions of architectural form.

- ability to define and use criteria for evaluating design choices;

- modelling capacity in BIM environment

- ability to argue and critically expose the project through the most effective drawings and models.

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaFolli Maria Grazia, Tall building, Architecture, cities, society: 5 didactic experimentations, Editore: Boves. Araba Fenice, Anno edizione: 2017, ISBN: 9788866174554
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaFolli Maria Grazia, Theories and project design: new strategies for sustainable developments of Ukrainian cities, Editore: Aracne, Anno edizione: 2017, ISBN: 9788825503142
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaHuxtable,A.L, The Tall Building Artistically Reconsidered: The search for a skyscraper style, Editore: Oxford: University of California press, Anno edizione: 1992, ISBN: 0520080289
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaKoolhaas, R, Delirious New York: a retroactive manifesto for Manhattan, Editore: Monacelli Press, Anno edizione: 1992, ISBN: 1885254008
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaPrinciples Of Heating, Ventilating And Air-Conditioning, Editore: 8th Ed. , Ashrae, ISBN: 9781939200730
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaAir-Conditioning System Design Manual, Editore: 2nd Ed., Walter T. Grondzik editor, ISBN: 978-1-933742-13-7

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