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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Bertelli Guya Grazia Maria , Mocchi Martino
Cfu 12.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio
Didattica innovativa L'insegnamento prevede  2.0  CFU erogati con Didattica Innovativa come segue:
  • Cotutela con mondo esterno
  • Blended Learning & Flipped Classroom
  • Soft Skills

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

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

In the Architectural Design Studio the student experiments in-depth study of topics related to innovative and advanced research issues in the specific disciplinary area of reference. The sector concerns paradigms, problems and techniques of advanced design in relationship with the environmental transformations.

Special attention will be given to the formal structure of the landscape and the elements that compose it, recognizing in geographical conditions and topographical, in environmental diversity and in historical pre-existences, the characters that guarantee the sustainability of transformations. Particular attention is given to infrastructures, public spaces, and disused areas degraded and to the design of open spaces in general.


Innovative Teaching: 

Blended classromm and shared supervision between Politecnico and Innovative companies:

Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (MyMovies magazine) and a Start-up from Piacenza (Studio Polylight) 

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

According to the Dublin Descriptors (DdD), passing the exam certifies the acquisition of the following results:

DdD 1 knowledge and understanding

- knowledge of advanced tools for the project.

 DdD 2 ability to apply knowledge and understanding

- advanced ability to transfer theoretical and technical disciplinary knowledge in project development.

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).

Argomenti trattati


The STUDIO is one of the most important moment within the Master, which wants to get an high level of education, oriented to work in intensive design research.

Trying to understand what is the role of the architectural design in the contemporary society, its main goal is oriented to give categories, methodologies and tools to manage the project at different scale of intervention, from the landscape, through the urban spaces, to the components of internal design.

The program covers a broad range of subjects related to the built environment and the main key–words, at the basis of the program, in coherence with Politecnico di Milano main directions, are:






Students are called to work on the development of a temporary village to be intended not just as low-impact transformations for the Olympic venue, but as a new collective structure for the contemporary needs.

The area of work is the entire territorial section from Milano (metropolitan and urban gate / plain) to Livigno (Alpine gate / mountain). During the design process students will choose the punctual locations for the project.

 The general topic touches some contemporary issues of architectural design


A peculiarity of the 2026 Olympics is that there will be a very important focus on the concept of eco-sustainability. It will be evident in the building project for the construction of the infrastructures: will be used temporary buildings that can be used again in the future.

Private spaces


The Olympic Village Concept proposes an anti-waste philosophy, and will use high-tech energy sources, thanks to integrated systems of technologies.

Public spaces


In and around the Olympic Village a series of complex and integrated collective spaces will be designed for the Games and for the future territories

The key-words are: Sustainability, Temporaneity, Regeneration, Ecological Corridors, Resiliency, Soft Approach, Special Housing, Collective Spaces.



The Design path is divided into three steps, each one corresponding to a specific time and a determined scale of intervention:

The tactical process

This step looks at promote local transformations able to trigger relevant effects at a larger scale. The tactical process aims to tackle urgent problems, through strategic and discrete actions, highlighting the crucial places of the city and their transformative potential.

This step forsees  a  study trip to the project area.

The strategical project. The students will here regard to a design approach focused on the notions of “context” and “belonging”. The object of study will the design of a public space, placed in an area in trasformation in the center of the international debate. Along this phase, students will develop a proposal of urban design able to retrain a part of the city in its various and interfering elements: built environment, open public spaces, spaces of relationships.

Focus on details. The third phase is more oriented on the elements of architecture, materials and design details. In this sense, the contents as well will have to answer to the most innovative roads of knowledge in the construction fields; they will act as a nodal points between the “urban” and the “relational” systems of the cities.

The third phase forsees  a final open critic in the presence of international guests.


During the project experience the students will cross different scales, times and fields of intervention. The laboratory will deal with the matters of landscape, of shapes in space as well as of single building design. Therefore, the project will be intended as a multifunctional organism, focused on the relationship between the “architectural construction” and the “external space”, between private and collective, open and closed space, interpreted according to the different relationships among forms, materials and contents. 


Interdisciplinary contributions

 “Landscape Aesthetics” module aims at framing the “landscape” in a multidisciplinary perspective – in between philosophy and architecture – considering both the role of the visible and the “invisible” elements involved in the concept. On the one hand, this leads to the consideration of the local and social habits, the traditions that originate the landscape in its cultural and historical sense. On the other hand, it takes to the role of the multisensory scenario – sounds, smells, tactile elements etc. – in the interpretation of our relationship with the space. A special investigation will focus on themes such as the “soundscape”, the “atmosphere”, the “sphere”, pointing out their importance for the architectural design.


Structure: a theoretical-practical route

Starting from these assumptions the structure of the Design Studio is divided into:

- Basic lectures, oriented to the learning tof he core topics

- Application workshops, aimed to the experimental application and supported by direct testing on site

- Mid-term reviews, refered to the different stages of evolution of the project

These collective activities include the presence of external scholars and authors of national and international reputation.

Other related activities will be proposed, such as seminars, exhibitions and conferences related to the design issues.


In Synthesis, the core of the Workshop is the project, intended as a practical path, that is recognizable, conscious and oriented to a specific theme of design. During the project experience the students will cross different scales, times and fields of intervention. The Studio will deal with the matters of landscape, of shapes in space as well as of single building design. Therefore, the project will be intended as a multifunctional organism, focused on the relationship between the “architectural construction” and the “external space”, between private and collective, open and closed space, interpreted according to the different relationships among forms, materials and contents.


Innovative aspects:

Innovative aspects: Blended classromm + co-relation with external societies

The teaching shows a high degree of innovation.

Through the 'blended classroom' method, the Studio  will provide:

-materials capable of processing digital and interactive maps

-video able to give detailed information;

Both the materials and the videos and the tools will be provided to the students so that they can work and rework them autonomously and in a team and will be supported by practical classroom design exercises) with the professors and tutors, with whom they will implement and apply the techniques previously learned, also through 'transversal' strategies and methodologies.

The action will also make use of the specific contribution of a Start up, especially as regards the most closely linked virtual modeling activity, aimed at returning 'creative products', with a high level of advanced technology.


-From the methodological point of view, the Design Studio will be organized by team of students (from 2 up to 4), divided into three main groups supported and coordinated by tutors (two for each group).

Each group will work on a collective arealayout proposal

Each group will propose a mix program

The work involves the elaboration of sheets, models and movies for each step of the Studio

The teaching materials are varied, complementary and will be alternatively displayed throught the workshop.


Main learning outcomes:

Advanced knowledge on architectural design

Understanding and completion of design process

Technical and creative control upon specific design demands

Design methodologies, creativity development and coherent representation techniques


Modalità di valutazione

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.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaGuya Bertelli, Extension versus Contraction. An unaxpected 'return to the urban condition', in : The extended city (La città in estensione), Editore: Gangemi editore, Anno edizione: 2016, ISBN: 978-88-492-3152-6
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaJean Baudrillard and Jean Nouvel, The singular objects of Architecture , Editore: Editore: University of Minnesota Press, Anno edizione: 2002
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaSergio Crotti, Architectural figures: Threshold / Figure architettoniche: soglia, Editore: Editore: Unicopli, Anno edizione: 2000
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaAnita Berrizbeitia and Linda Pollack, Inside Outside: Between Architecture and Landscape , Editore: Rockport, Anno edizione: 1999, ISBN: 9781564966315

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