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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2020/2021
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Machado Souto De Moura Eduardo Elisio , Spinelli Luigi Mario Lorenzo
Cfu 10.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio
Didattica innovativa L'insegnamento prevede  6.0  CFU erogati con Didattica Innovativa come segue:
  • Blended Learning & Flipped Classroom

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

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The goal of the Studio is the learning of the architectural design fundamentals, of the theoretical, analytical, historical and instrumental knowledge that allows getting to the design synthesis through the definition of architectural form, and to its representation through the drawing tool, expressive mode of the discipline.

The interest of the Studio is the application on the historical city context, through the teaching of international professors in the discipline of the architectural project. Student learns design skills, judgment and control of the quality of spaces and volumes in the different phases of the project, from conception to its formal definition, through the study of the relationship with site, urban history, functions, construction techniques and chosen materials.

Both sections of the Studio adopt the innovative teaching methods, in terms of flipped-blended classroom.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

The Studio give the acquisition of practical skills, through the development of laboratory activities, coordinated between the two sections.

After passing the exam, the student: understands the characteristics, needs and constraints of the design process in a context of historical matrix; plans the architectural transformation intervention of places closely linked to the historical fabric and to monumental buildings; in independent judgment, demonstrates the ability to operate and communicate the design choices made.

Argomenti trattati

The Architectural Design Studio, held by Prof. Luigi Spinelli and Prof. Eduardo Souto de Moura, is coordinated and integrated with the parallel section by Prof. Barbara Bogoni and with the participation of Prof. João Luis Carrilho da Graça. Prominent Italian and international scholars, professors, researchers and tutors are also contributing.

The Studio deals with the complexity of designing areas for common living in strict relation to built and non-built outside space in a historical urban centre by tackling different academic aspects: structure of the composition and type of construction, urban morphology and relations to built space, relationships between form and content, architectural composition and spacial distribution, technology.

Students will be asked to develop an elaborate project in an international setting, that aims to redevelop a vast urban site located in the city centre. Such site is denoted by morphologically and orographically complex features which originate from adding and connecting buildings in different time frames and from adapting buildings to ground unevenness.

The purpose of the project is to develop themes and languages strictly related to the surrounding historical buildings. Continuity with the history of the area must be maintained and the transformation of the environment must take into account the citizens needs and must be coherent with contemporary language and, at the same time, it must respect the cultural and urban orientation of the city. It must also respect its history, urban morphology and those elements which constitute its identity.
The programme includes the design of a multifunctional pavilion for cultural and collective activities, related to the Mantova School of architecture. The project will be developed by both working teams and single students on the urban and building scale, up to the construction detail. An international committee will evaluate the projects.


The pre-requisites for the attendance of the teaching are those of the experience of the project of a building or building complex on an urban scale and the study of forms of insertion into the urban fabric of historical matrix, acquired through the achievement of the bachelor in architecture. A prerequisite is also the ability to work in a multi-person and multi-cultural design group.

Modalità di valutazione

Students will be asked to carry on complementary activities individually, outside workshop hours. These activities will mainly involve completing the tasks assigned in classroom and will be proportioned by the School to the workshop activities.
Timing and modalities will be explained in a timetable that will be presented the first day of the course.

Students are also required to show a specific interest in research and in the critical elaboration of the themes offered for discussion and to be able to use extremely complex design instruments.
Students are required to actively and continually take part into the every-day activities as scheduled and to the lectures of international architects invited for Mantovarchitettura International Programme.
The operational method will involve ongoing practical work on the project, architectural research and constant collaboration with professors, tutors and workshop students. 
Students will develop designs, on paper and digitally, maquettes and 3D models.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaEsposito Antonio, Leoni Giovanni, Eduardo Souto de Moura, Editore: Electa, Milano, Anno edizione: 2003, ISBN: 9788843598410
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaCarrilho da Graca João Luís, Carrilho da Graca: Lisbon, Editore: Dafne Editora, Anno edizione: 2015, ISBN: 9789898217332
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaBogoni Barbara, A scuola con Eduardo Souto de Moura, Editore: FrancoAngeli, Milano - Architectural Design and History, Anno edizione: 2018, ISBN: 9788891750006
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaBogoni Barbara, Eduardo Souto de Moura. Learning from History, Designing into History, Editore: Amag Porto, Anno edizione: 2020, ISBN: 9789895462063
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaSuitner Gianna, Nicolini Dino, Mantova. L'architettura della città, Editore: Marcos y Marcos, Anno edizione: 1987
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaBersani Eleonora, Bogoni Barbara (edited by), Morfologia urbana. Mantova. Vol. 1, Editore: Unicopli, Milano, Anno edizione: 2007, ISBN: 9788840012469
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaIntroini Marco, Spinelli Luigi, Architecture in Mantua. From the Palazzo Ducale to the Burgo Paper Mill, Editore: Silvana Editoriale, Anno edizione: 2018, ISBN: 9788836639823
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaBucci Federico (edited by), The Italian Debate 1940s-1950s. An Antology, Editore: FrancoAngeli, Milano - Architectural Design and History, Anno edizione: 2018, ISBN: 9788891778871
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaSpinelli Luigi (edited by), Spaces of Memory. Commentaries on 21st Century Buildings, Editore: FrancoAngeli, Milano - Architectural Design and History, Anno edizione: 2020, ISBN: 9788891799432
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaFurther bibliographical references and materials will be given during the timing of the Studio.

Forme didattiche
Tipo Forma Didattica Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Informatico
Laboratorio Sperimentale
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Totale 120:00 130:00

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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