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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Mozzato Alioscia , Pagliani Filippo
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 course addresses matters of architectural design and composition through the critical and technical analysis of significant buildings and projects, both new and refurbished – retrofitted.

The aim is to provide knowledge along with the theoretical and practical tools needed for the development and management of a ‘method’ that can be of support to architectural design at all scales and for all types of buildings. With this in mind, the course will examine issues involved in the relationship with the existing surroundings, and will develop interactions at different scales between the site area and the context. The integration with other design disciplines (structural and energy-related) will act as a starting point to outline effective methods and procedures for the definition of individual compositional elements.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

The course includes exercises regarding aspects of composition and planning for an architectural project of medium complexity. Topics and issues supporting an integrated design approach will also be addressed.

In the final presentation, each team should present their complete integrated project (Architectural Design + Sustainable Building Technologies) explaining the whole design process.

In particular, each team will be able to explain:

-          How the architectural and technological aspects were considered and integrated in the final project.

-          How the urban context influenced the project choices, in terms of volumes and shape.

-          How the design was influenced by the building’s main functions and requirements .

-          How the choice of materials, components, and technologies contributed to the project’s integration within the urban context.


Argomenti trattati

The educational programme is organised in terms of the following activities:
- Lectures on architecture and operational arrangements
- Two or more “extemporary” exercises to be developed during lessons according to briefs set by the Lecturer.
- Weekly reviews with the Lecturer on the integrated design project;
- Public presentation in class to the lecturer and other students on the progress of the design;
- Preparation of a report that summarises the state of the design (consistent with the public presentation in the lecture theatre);
- Seminars on design issues;
- Meetings with architects and specialists regarding issues related to the design.
- Guided visits to the district of Milan with the aim of understanding urban aspects and dynamics and buildings of special interest (in line with the classroom lectures).



Students are required to possess a good knowledge of:

- principles and methods of urban and architectural design

- CAD-drawing (2D/3D) software and rendering applications.

In the first part of the course, the use of CAD drawings as a base for hand sketches can be of help to speed up the presentation of ideas and general concepts.

Modalità di valutazione

At the final presentation each team should present its complete integrated project (Architectural Design + Sustainable Building Technologies) explaining the whole design process. Each team should prepare:

- a slide presentation (PPT File/PDF File), supported by a speech, explaining the whole integrated project (max. 20 minutes);

- an A2 book containing sketches and drawings of the AD Studio;

- a copy of the book, in A3 format (“fit to scale”), for the teachers. The A2 book will be returned to students after the evaluation;

Each Team will be evaluated based on the main project carried out during the course.

Each student can possibly even be evaluated individually in relation to the Lab activities performed (attendance and participation). In fact, everyone has to contribute actively to the team work, to the development of the project and during the review with professors.

During their presentation, teams are requested to specify the parts that were developed within the Architectural Design Studio LAB. Individual contributions in the different areas of technical expertise must also be explained.

Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaWATKIN D., storia dell'architettura occidentale, Editore: Phaidon Press Limited, Anno edizione: 2003
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaHERZOG T., KRIPPNER R., LANG W., Atlante delle facciate, Editore: Utet, Anno edizione: 2005
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaK. Frampton, Storia dell'architettura moderna, Editore: Zanichelli, Anno edizione: 1982
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaMOHOLY-NAGY S, Native genius in anonymous architecture, Editore: Horizon Press, Anno edizione: 1957
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaRUDOFSKY B., Architecture sans architectes, Editore: Chene, Anno edizione: 1980
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaPeter Eisenman, The Formal Basis of Modern Architecture, Editore: Lars Müller Publishers, Anno edizione: 2006
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaJacques Lucan, Composition, Non-composition, Editore: Routledge , London, Anno edizione: 2012
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaColin Rowe, The Mathematics of the Ideal Villa and Other Essays, Editore: MIT Press, Cambridge Mass., Anno edizione: 1982

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
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