Risorse bibliografiche
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoria
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativa
Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2018/2019
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Arlati Ezio , Zabot Sergio Ferruccio
Cfu 10.00 Tipo insegnamento Laboratorio

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

Obiettivi dell'insegnamento

The goals of the Studio are: on the one hand, to experiment with the complexity of the design process, from the design to the realisation, by acquiring knowledge about the relationships between technological, energetic, environmental and structural aspects; on the other hand, to illustrate the cognitive, methodological, organizational and procedural tools in the different stages of the construction process, both for new construction and for building renovation. Since from the first phases of studio activity particular attention is paid to functional, constructive and environmental choices in relation to energy design and plant engineering.

Risultati di apprendimento attesi


- gain knowledge and understanding of the tools and techniques for technological, environmental and installation design, in compliance with the current regulatory framework;

- are capable of coordinating in the design different construction issues respecting environmental, physical, regulatory and cultural constraints;

- are capable of providing a coordinated and multidisciplinary management of the technological, energetic-environmental and structural themes of the design, on the base of priority requirements, decisions anticipation and evaluation of the various available technical options and of the application of the tools to support design decisions.

Argomenti trattati

The main scope is to educate students to acquire the evaluation-ability for feasibility, the application of interdisciplinary ‘vision’ connecting building’s sustainability to architectural requisites, the main constructive and technological details of which have to be inquired. A fundamental paradigm will require the valorisation factors to be integrated in the design program, aimed at supporting sustainability by technical and economic measures.  The design proposals will have to be modelled by BIM – Building Information Modelling methods within software environments and tools (3D, object oriented, parametric, interoperable on IFC - Industry Foundation Classes - BuildingSMART International Standard, ISO 16739 – 2013; E.U. 2016), that will be progressively introduced and trained during the Design Studio activity. A significant part of the teachers’ communications and assessment activity of the students’ assigned homework will be spoken in Italian and English, with some translation into Italian or from Italian lecturers.

The fundamental didactic activity of this semester long Design Studio is aimed at leading the students to learning and practicing the design processes and the related technologies by experimenting their application within the development of their design task. 

The core of the didactics of this Construction and Sustainability Design Studio is aimed at guiding students along the experimental practice of applying Building Information Modelling methods and tools to the knowledge of an existing building, part of the architectural heritage and object of relevant activities. Based upon the creation or detailed development of the BIM model, students will have to describe the architectural elements and the buildings parts of work, in order to qualify the constructive and energy-consuming characters of the surveyed construction, the final goal being the refurbishment and the thermos-energetic efficiency via the number of updated changes allowed by concurrent technologies. The indicators ruling the awaited results are sustainability in time, the maximal use of renewable resources, passive energy saving and active energy generation via technical equipment.

The aim of the Building Physics – Energy Design subject, subdivided into three topics, is to analyse the aspects of energy, environmental and economic sustainability within a multidisciplinary approach. The first topic deals with climate analysis, indoor air quality and thermal comfort. The second topic is about the building envelope, the development of passive elements and active renewable energy sources in order to approach the so called Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB), and so subjects like building energy balance, building envelope thermo-physical properties, will be developed. The third, last but not least, concerns the integration with heating, cooling and ventilation plants (HVAC) in order to optimize the energy needs and to allow the required comfort conditions.


The design complexity challenge is faced through the native integration between the architectural assumptions, with the related building technologies, and its structural model and thermo- energetic behaviour; the students’ design proposal are assessed along three phases in their development process. The Design Studio exercise will consist of the original design proposal expressed by a group of maximum three students, joined by free choice, in the form of a digital model via the application of B.I.M. methods and technologies. The students architectural and technical proposals will have to be based upon the sets of requisites inspired to renewal within architectural heritage conservation -  providing solutions for the space layout, the structure reinforcement, technical plant integration with attention to the main constructive nodes and materials.  

The list of the available resources and related constraints (often dew to the by-law protection of the architectural heritage), of the existing characters and awaited requisites to be achieved by the students’ design proposals, will be stated by the teachers. The design issues will be evaluated by three following steps, connected to the level of detail to be dealt with in each phase (“preliminary, consolidated, final definition”), the level of information contained in which will be define via reference to the L.O.D. -Level Of Development rules stated by international technical norms. 





Modalità di valutazione

The learning process will be evaluated basing upon the evolution of the students’ design proposals through its’ three development phases, when intermediate checks will be led by the teachers, who will supply guidelines for the design progression and the related set of prescriptions for each of the steps, up to the final step of the Design Studio Exams.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaLechner Norbert, Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects , Editore: John Wiley & Sons, Anno edizione: 2014, ISBN: 9781118582428
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaChuck Eastman, Paul Teicholz, Rafael Sacks, Katleen Liston, BIM Handbook, Editore: John Wiley & Sons Hoboken, Anno edizione: 2008, ISBN: 978-0-470-18528
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaPeter Barnes, Nigel Davies, BIM in Principle and in Practice, Editore: Institution of Civil Engineers. Westminster London, Anno edizione: 2007
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaGiuliano Dall'O', Green Energy Audit. Manuale operativo per la diagnosi energetica ambientale sostenibile degli edifici, Editore: , Anno edizione: 2011, Editore: Edizioni Ambiente, Anno edizione: 2011
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaArto Kiviniemi, Republic of Finland, Senate Properties: BIM Requirements 2007, Volume 1 General Part. altri fino a Volume 9 MEP Analysis , Editore: Republic of Finland, Senate Properties, Anno edizione: 2007
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaTedeschi A., AAD - Algorithm Aided Design - Parametric Strategies using Grasshopper , Editore: Le Penseur Publisher, Brienza, Anno edizione: 2014, ISBN: 978-88-95315-30-0
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaArlati E. Bigoni S. Clarizia M. Gatto G, Graziano P. Mansueto G. Roberti L, Developing Resources Potentials for Service-critical Public Buildings., Editore: INGENIO E-BOOK 2017,, Anno edizione: 2017, ISSN: 2307-8920
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaArlati E. Clarizia M. Gatto G, Graziano Miucci M. Roberti L. Vigani F, Modelli Digitali per l'Architettura Storica tra Tipologia e Peculiarità Individuale - Il caso della Chiesa della Certosa di Pavia, Editore: INGENIO E-BOOK 2017, Anno edizione: 2017, ISSN: 2307-8920
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaArlati E., Viaggio nel tempo con un Bit. Heritage - B.I.M.: Esperienze di modellazione digitale del Patrimonio Architettonico di valore storico e monumentale., Editore: YouBuild Speciale BIM giugno 2018, Anno edizione: 2018, ISSN: 2307-8920, Fascicolo: Speciale BIM 2018
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaArlati E., Che Potenziale il Digitale. Il Potenziale di Rigenerazione del settore e del processo delle costruzioni generato dalla modellazione digitale. Comprendere e fare proprie le opportunità di riqualificazione della produzione di valore offerte dalla digitalizzazione del progetto. In ISSN , Editore: You Build Speciale BIM giugno 2018, Anno edizione: 2018, ISSN: 2307-8920, Fascicolo: Speciale BIM 2018

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
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