Risorse bibliografiche
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa
Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Brandolini D'Adda Sebastiano , Daglio Laura , Zanfi Federico
Cfu 12.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio

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

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The design studio encompasses three integrated disciplinary modules of “Urban and territorial recycling” (ICAR /21), “Environmental design” (ICAR/12) and “Recycle and landscape design” (ICAR /15) which address the theme of integrated landscape and territorial design through design practice applied to contexts of high environmental complexity and fragility.

In particular, the studio will focus on the transformation of declining and inefficient urban settlements according to a recycling-based approach: an approach aimed at reassigning new value and meaning to existing building stock; reactivating natural resources and increasing landscape resilience; innovating technological and mobility infrastructures.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

Students will be asked to develop design proposals for a portion of contemporary Italian urbanization, tackling specific processes of environmental crisis and climate change, building decline and property value loss. It will not be just a matter of learning how to integrate environmental, landscape and territorial design methods or techniques. Students will learn how to translate their design vision into a long-term transformation strategy on different scales that will necessarily have to deal with social context, building-embodied values (both material and intangible) and the limits of public action.

The course has the aim of developing the knowledge and understanding of the topics analysed during the studio activities and their application through the design process, the ability to make judgements demonstrated through the design choices, the acquired communication skills through the presentation of the project and, finally, lifelong learning skills through the learning of a working methodology.

Argomenti trattati

The design exercise will focus on a series of unauthorized coastal settlements located along the 20 kilometres-long Adriatic shoreline in the Municipality of Lecce, in Apulia Region. Such settlements – which grew between the 1960s and 1980s as second-homes satellites linked to the urban centres a few kilometres inland – reveal today a bunch of critical issues: the lack of public facilities, the intrinsic building and infrastructural fragility and the environmental degradation are preventing the development of these environments within a qualified residential and tourist perspective. The emergence of a new social demands connected to quality landscapes, however, is calling for design approaches capable of re-establishing an idea of common good beyond individual exploitation and reclaiming degraded spaces.


Within this framework, the project will prefigure a transformation of such coastal settlements by addressing:

- the relationship between natural open spaces and the built sectors, improving biodiversity and environmental quality;

- the integration between the coastal ecosystem and the private houses, creating new public accessibility to the sea;

- the mediation between land and sea forces through the configuration of a resilient edge that can adapt and have a “dynamic stability” respecting the natural actions;

- the development of regenerative processes for the built environment, also according to circular economy approaches;

- landscape strategies aimed at the prevention of the environmental risks connected with climate change and pollution, with particular attention to the comprehensive reconfiguration of water management system.


The “Built Environment and Landscape design studio” is organized according to an agreement signed between the Dept. of Architecture and Urban Studies at Politecnico and the Municipality of Lecce, in the mutual interest for developing innovative strategies dedicated to the reform of unauthorized coastal settlements in southern Italy regions.


A basic fieldwork experience and a practice of photographic survey are requested, as well as basic knowledge in ecology principles end built environment regeneration processes.

Modalità di valutazione

Student’s evaluation will be based on both individual and group work. During the semester different didactic tools and experiences will be experimented, ranging from extempore to traditional tutoring and intermediate critiques of the design development scheduled steps.

In particular, the final evaluation will comprise the presentation and discussion of the design proposal and of the activities performed during the program. Deliverables will consist of a research booklet, project panels and models, and a digital individual photographic work.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaF. Zanfi, The citta abusiva in Contemporary Southern Italy: Outlaw Building and Prospects for Change, Editore: Urban Studies vol. 50, issue 16, pp. 3428-3445, Anno edizione: 2013
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaP. Viganò, Territories of a new modernity, Editore: Electa, Napoli, Anno edizione: 2001
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMariavaleria Mininni, La costa obliqua: un atlante per la Puglia, Editore: Donzelli, Anno edizione: 2010
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaCoste italiane 1 - urbanistica, Editore: Casabella, n. 283, Anno edizione: 1964
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaCoste italiane 2 - esempi tipologici, Editore: Casabella, n. 284, Anno edizione: 1964
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaE. Zanchini, M. Manigrasso, Vista mare. La trasformazione dei paesaggi costieri italiani, Editore: Edizioni Ambiente, Milano, Anno edizione: 2017
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaJohn Nastasi, Ed May, Clarke Snell, SU+RE: Sustainable + Resilient, Design Systems, Anno edizione: 2018, Fascicolo: Architectural Design, vol. 251
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaI. McHarg, Design with Nature, Editore: Doubleday & Company, Anno edizione: 1969
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaK. Lynch, Wasting away, Editore: Sierra Club Books, Anno edizione: 1990
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaLandscape Urbanism, Anno edizione: 2012, Fascicolo: Lotus International n. 150
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaResilient Cities and Landscapes, Anno edizione: 2015, Fascicolo: Topos, n. 90
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaS. Brandolini, Milano. A piedi nella metropoli, Editore: Editrice Compositori, Anno edizione: 2013

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 144:00 156:00

Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua Inglese
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

Note Docente
schedaincarico v. 1.6.5 / 1.6.5
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