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Scheda Riassuntiva
Anno Accademico 2019/2020
Scuola Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle Costruzioni
Docente Adhikari Rajendra Singh , Fabris Luca Maria Francesco
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 C+SD Studio joins the following subjects: Technological and Environmental Design (associate prof. Luca Maria Francesco Fabris) + Building Physics - Energy Design (associate prof. Rajendra Singh Adhikari)

C+SD Studio, held in English language, is carried out in parallel to a Studio Project course held by prof. Susumu Uno and prof. Nina Funahashi at the Department of Architecture of Daido University (Nagoya, Japan). Since 2007, the two Studio Project classes have been contributing in an Italian-Japanese didactic project titled “C.Scape” (where “C” means Community, Constructions and Communication).

 C.SCAPE 20 – 2026: Recovering Nature in ‘Porto di Mare’, Milan, Italy

Foreword This year the C.Scape studio project faces the topic of architectural and environmental design in the multi-layered urban landscape of Porto di Mare (Milan, Italy), introducing a reflection on value, importance, problems, and challenges in adding new architecture in a very complex and stunning fragmented and wounded landscape, that will be the background for a contemporary architectural project able to merge green utopias with actually green-architecture prototypes, creating a new kind built environment according with the ecological aims of the 2016 Winter Olympic Games that will take place in Milan.


"Porto di Mare" (Sea Port) is an area located between the boundary of the consolidated city and the Parco della Vettabbia, inside the South Agricultural Park, near the Abbey of Chiaravalle and lapped by the Cammino dei Monaci, which connects Milan to the Via Francigena.

His name has remained in memory of a project of 1917 never realized that involved the construction of a river port as a landing place for the navigable canal Milan-Cremona-Po, also never concluded, which would connect Milan to the Adriatic Sea. After becoming a fishing and swimming place for the inhabitants of Southern Milan in the 40s of the last century, despite the fences and the strict prohibitions of not bathing, from the end of the 70s it was used as an urban dump. In the 80s it was partly reclaimed with the construction of the Cassinis Park but, despite the fact that in 2011 the Municipality of Milan had started an environmental investigation of the place, it remained abandoned, becoming subject to phenomena of great degradation. Now the area has been managed by the Municipality of Milan to the "Italia Nostra" Association for 5 years and the work done by volunteers and experts of the CFU (Urban Forestry Center) is changing its appearance. Paradoxically, its abandonment has made ‘Porto di Mare’ a place of proliferation of biodiversity and, behind the piles of illegal waste now completely removed from the work of "Italia Nostra", the Urban Forestry Center and volunteers, has taken on the appearance of a woodland, a naturalistic wetland… in short, a possible urban park that still carries within it the signs of its difficult history. “Porto di Mare” area presents infrastructures of the environmental system, of private and public mobility, of big services together with great areas devoted to territorial requalification. First of all, the complex water system: Lambro River, the Vettabbia Canal, and the system of irrigation canals characterizing this landscape in the South-East of Milan. The Agricultural Park South Milan includes “Porto di Mare” and is composed by different entities: agricultural lands, urban parks (Ticinello Park, Vettabbia Park, Cassinis Park, Monluè Park, and Forlanini Park), to various marginal areas with fragmented designed uses, partially abusive, in need of an environmental requalification.

The C+SD Studio project site is listed by the “Riformare Periferie –Reforming Peripheries– Program” organized by the Milanese Metropolitan Town and the AUIC School. This program is devoted in proposing new ideas for the development of Milanese marginal area with a great naturalistic potential that now are abandoned or very poor in quality. Porto di Mare needs a revitalization process to become a vibrant part of the town.

C+SD Studio students will realize the new sustainable architectures to revitalize taking in account its specific naturalist value. The brief is to develop convertible buildings devoted to host athletes during the 2026 Winter Olympics Games that, after the games will be used by the local community and the associations taking care of the new “Porto di Mare” Nature Sanctuary Park. C+SD Studio students are so requested, according to the common brief, to study and develop proposals in a way in which environment and sustainable features have to be properly considered.

In the within of Technological and Environmental Design subject students are called to respond to the relationships between green-built and light-massive as characterizing elements of the technological constructive nodes and their architectonical design, with attention to some sustainable features as solar gain, air circulation, cycle and recycle of the water, climate change, recovery and energetic saving and use of high innovative value building materials. The students will be guided in the planning of built structures, throughout the application of documents and relative drawings from the concept to the preliminary, definitive and executive design.

The activity of the C+SD Studio is focusing also on Building Physics - Energy Design subject, with the aim to provide students method and tools able to support the design of low carbon communities in the framework of urban regeneration processes. The concepts and advanced design tools will be introduced for the development of an environmental conscious approach in the building energy design (envelope and technical systems). Special emphasis will be given on the rational use of energy and the use of low energy technologies and renewable energy sources in the design process.

C+SD Studio focuses in merging the knowledge of these two subjects in a unique project where the ‘aesthetical and design matters’ are developed together and in relation with the technical, energetic and structural features. In fact, the proposed buildings should properly satisfy the expected requirements and performances. In few words: even if buildings are complex, they are a whole, and we have to obtain the desired and required performances operating through knowledge and design.

Milanese and Japanese students will work on the same topic in a virtual workshop and will have the opportunity to interact on-line between them and with the teaching staff thanks to the BEEP multimedia platform (beep.metid.polimi.it) released by Centro METID of the Politecnico di Milano. Didactic materials will be available via the web and the students will have to publish constantly their work progresses to make them visible to the others (teachers and students).

Students are invited to guarantee the maximum of interaction during all the in-room compulsory activities of the C+SD Studio (lectures, discussions and tutored design and research activities).

More literature will be suggested during the lectures.


Modalità di valutazione

To pass the first two steps CDS Studio students, divided in groups of max. 3 individuals, will prepare 2 oral presentations on their design work progresses in relation to the Studio brief, to be discussed and evaluated in a public discussions (mid-term presentations).

CDS Studio students will demonstrate their completed skills at the final exam, when there will be a public oral discussion with teachers and tutoring staff about the Studio Project results (Assessment of final test delivered as tables and written reports) obtained during the supported and autonomous learning activities.

Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaDeplazes Andrea (Ed.), Constructing Architecture, materials processes structures. A handbook, Editore: Birkhaeuser - Darch Eth, Anno edizione: 2005, ISBN: 9783764371906
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaSzokolay Steven V., Introduction to architectural science: the basis of sustainable design, Editore: Routledge Chapman & Hall, Anno edizione: 2008, ISBN: 9780750687041
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaLechner, N., Heating, Cooling, Lighting: Sustainable Design Methods for Architects, Editore: John Wiley & Sons, Anno edizione: 2009, ISBN: 9780470048092
Risorsa bibliografica obbligatoriaButera F., Adhikari R.S., Aste N., Sustainable Building Design for Tropical Climates, Editore: UN-Habitat - UNON, Publishing Services Section, Anno edizione: 2015, ISBN: 9789211326444 https://unhabitat.org/books/sustainable-building-design-for-tropical-climates/
Risorsa bibliografica facoltativaBOTT H., GRASSL G.C., ANDERS S., SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNIG, Editore: EDITION DETAIL, Anno edizione: 2019, ISBN: 9783955534622

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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