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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2022/2023
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Cazzaniga Giulia , Setti Giulia
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 third year architectural design studio, lasting six months (first semester), envisages the design of a complex and specialized architectural organism from the point of view of the context and the functional program.

The process of the architectural project is verified through the control of all the intervention scales, up to that of the technical-construction detail.

The tools of the studio are those of freehand sketching, architectural drawing, construction of working models, with the appropriate techniques and scales.

Theoretical lessons on topics and examples of composition and on contributions and aspects of disciplinary integration necessarily accompany the studio program.

The achievement of teaching objectives is verified through an examination and a public display of the students' project outcomes.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi

With the semestral studio of the third year, the student acquires the ability to deepen some relevant issues of the design process and architectural composition, such as the relationships with the city and the landscape, with history and technique, the typological and morphological articulation of buildings and settlements, the formal definition in relation to the expressive character of architecture.

Argomenti trattati

The Architectural Design Studio 3 will deeply investigate the complexity of the architectural project at various scales, focusing especially on the integration with the landscape design, as part of the Design Studio.

The Studio will be focused on the reuse, recovery, and transformation of a former industrial area: the ex Montecolino on the Iseo Lake. 
The Montecolino has been formerly a seaplane factory and after a textile one, it remains today in a state of total abandonment and decay; it is a crucial area to develop new possible scenarios that could imagine a new future for the site in relation to the lake.
Starting from analytic and interpretative drawings of the context and the landscape conditions, the Studio will develop different programs to rehabilitate the area. Students will allow to choose a specific program for the area, considering the strategic role of the site and the wild, but beautiful, landscape situation that involves the ex Montecolino.
The design program could address cultural and leisure aspects, together with flexible spaces to host work activities and public functions open to the citizens, stressing the experimentation on hybrid programs to be adapted to different conditions. Moreover, the program could deeply investigate the idea to reconnect the site to water and nature. The functional program will be developed at the beginning of the Design Studio and will guide the architectural project.

Located in the peninsula between Iseo and Pilzone, the site deals with the water condition and, at the same time, with the symbolic power of being an ‘island’. The fascination for the landscape recalls, from the student’s perspective, the capacity to study the area and to design with a sensitive approach able to preserve the beauty of nature, that has reconquered the site, and imagine a new vision for the place.
Architecture has to deal carefully with the various scales and topics, from the urban strategy to the details, from the design of the open spaces to materials.
The process of transformation of the ex Montecolino has been at the center of different operations in the last decades, and it opens up design questions crucial in the contemporary debate about how to reuse, modify or preserve existing ruins and traces.

The Architectural Design Studio 3 will be organized in 3 phases.
1/ The first phase will address the territorial and urban scale, reading the landscape conditions and the urban one; defining the program to be developed in the site and the strategical concept.
2/ The second phase will be devoted to developing the design strategy and the masterplan for the area, defining the architectures, volumes, and spaces, with a specific focus on the landscape and open spaces.
3/ The third phase will focus on the architectural details, studying materials, structures.

The Studio will be conducted as part of a “collaborative classroom” with CEPT University, Ahmedabad (India); experimental design approaches and project outcomes will be discussed together through interim common lectures and reviews with faculties from both universities.

Landscape Design 
The studio structure will offer students the opportunity to consider the Landscape as part of their project and reflection on architecture. The main objective will be for students to gain knowledge and understanding of the fundamental tools and techniques that Landscape Design has developed and to practice these approaches and devices in the project area.
Ex-Montecolino will be the ‘playground’ where students will be able to confront architectural design in relation to the environment, considering the latter’s actual conditions, such as morphology, terrain, water, climate, wildlife and living systems, and the complex cultural implications of the relationship between nature and man, wilderness and urbanism. We will then work, at the different scales at which Landscape Architecture operates, by following the progress of the construction/reuse project, focusing on the grounding of buildings, zooming in on their detailing and establishing new relationships at the territorial scale.
The theme of reuse/recovery will challenge students to address the issue of transformation with a multi-level, multi-scalar approach that considers architecture as one of the means to define, interpret and unveil the landscape.

Teaching Structure
The Studio could be conducted individually or in groups of two; in the development of the projects, students will be guided by professors and tutors. Each stage of the course will be organized with a series of ex-cathedra lectures aimed to provide examples and design references useful during the Studio. Seminars will be organized during the semester to discuss and to evaluate the design development.
Thematic bibliography will be indicated at the beginning of the Studio and at the end of each lecture, as well as the detailed program of the project and course. Basic teaching materials will be published on “Webeep”.
Visits can be organized throughout the semester to the site.


Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile - SDGs
Questo insegnamento contribuisce al raggiungimento dei seguenti Obiettivi di Sviluppo Sostenibile dell'Agenda ONU 2030:


Modalità di valutazione

The final exam will be an oral presentation, in which each student / or group will present and discuss the project developed in the semester. The final exam will take into consideration the evaluation collected during the intermediate seminars.
During the final exam, there will be questions about theoretical and design topics discussed in the class and about the bibliography. Detailed rules for examination (number of sheets, contents, and bibliography) will be specified at the beginning of the course and published on “Webeep”.

The final evaluation will take into consideration also the improvement done during the course, the interest in the topics covered in class, critical and design skills developed during the semester. The Studio will be organized as a journey in which every student will be an active part of that. We will also expect critical discussions and debates throughout the semester. The following indicators will be considered for the evaluation: knowledge and understanding of the design process, applying knowledge and understanding, making judgments, communication skills, and learning skills.

Attendance at lectures, class activities and seminars is mandatory and will be part of the final evaluation.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMartin Boesch, Laura Lupini, João F. Machado, Yellowred. On Reused Architecture, Editore: Mendrisio Academy Press, Anno edizione: 2017
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaJames Corner, Alan H. Balfour, Recovering Landscape. Essays in Contemporary Landscape Theory, Editore: Princeton Architectural Press, Anno edizione: 1999
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaMatteo Robiglio, RE-USA. 20 American Stories of Adaptive Reuse, a Toolkit for Post-industrial Cities, Editore: Jovis, Anno edizione: 2017
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaNina Rappaport, Vertical Urban Factory, Editore: Actar Publisher, Anno edizione: 2015
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaPippo Ciorra, Sara Marini, Re-cycle: strategie per l'architettura, la città il pianeta, Editore: Electa, Anno edizione: 2011
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaLeonardi Cesare, Franca Stagi, The Architecture of Trees, Editore: Princeton Architectural Pr, Anno edizione: 2019
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaHans-Wolfgang Loidl, Bernard Stefan, Open(ing) Spaces: Design as Landscape Architecture, Editore: Birkhäuser, Anno edizione: 2014
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaGiulia Setti, Oltre la dismissione. Strategie di recupero per tessuti e manufatti industriali, Editore: LetteraVentidue, Anno edizione: 2018
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaIan McHarg, Design with Nature, Editore: NHP, Anno edizione: 1971
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaGilles Clement, Manifeste du Tiers paysage, Editore: Sujet/Objet, Anno edizione: 2004

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