The aim of the Studio is to experiment with the complexity of the design, from the idea to the realization, by acquiring knowledge about the ways of controlling the relationships between technological, energetic, environmental and structural aspects, and the experimentation and innovation paths of techniques, processes and how to design the project. The Studio aims to illustrate the cognitive, methodological, organizational and procedural tools in the different stages of the building process aimed at the constructability of complex new architectural interventions or the redevelopment of the existing one. Particular attention in the Design and Construction Studio is reserved for functional, constructive and environmental choices in relation to structural design and anti-seismic design criteria from the early stages of the project.
Expected learning outcomes are the ability to develop a feasibility and constructability project; in particular the design capacity of the constructive dimension, the constraints related to the environmental, physical, regulatory and cultural context in which the intervention is located, the ways of use; coordinated and interdisciplinary management of the technological, structural and energetic-environmental themes that form the project on the basis of priority requirements; anticipating decisions and evaluating the different technical options available today; application of the tools to support project decisions.
Risultati di apprendimento attesi
According to the Dublin Descriptors (DdD), passing the exam certifies the acquisition of the following results:
DdD 2 ability to apply knowledge and understanding
- ability to develop projects that are attentive to the constructive dimension, to the constraints related to the environmental, physical, normative and cultural context in which the intervention is located, to the usability and to the verification of the technical feasibility;
- ability to govern the complexity of the project, from the conceptual phase to the implementation phase.
DdD 3 (autonomy of judgment), 4 (communication skills) and 5 (learning ability)
- ability to operate and communicate independently the design choices made (DdD 3, 4 and 5).
Cultural and disciplinary framework
The cultural, disciplinary and didactic conception of the Design and Construction Studio is outlined with reference to the communication and application of poetic-executive knowledge, of operational instrumentality and of all the knowledge related to coordination, management and resolution of the architectural project within the contemporary international and professional context. On these fundamentals, the didactic formulation of the Studio aims to teach and to pursue the distinguishing features of a training focused on the culture of the architectural engineering, on vocational training aimed at both project and building planning, and the necessary skills regarding both managing and processing of morpho-typological, functional, structural and executive contents. In this framework, the technical development of the project, considered and used as a tool for understanding, exploration and action, is carried out according to the synergistic combination between theory and practice: this is done through explanation and exercise based on the analytical and operational apparatus aimed at coordinating, controlling and monitoring the building procedures.
Operational and application framework
The Design and Construction Studio will be carried out through the design layout characterized by:
the location within a micro-urban area defined by infrastructural, spatial and fruition experience transformation;
the opportunities of morpho-typological, expressive and structural upgrading (aimed at an interactive, multifunctional and multi-user fruition experience);
the morpho-typological and functional upgrading procedures of external and internal spaces, according both to the needs (environmental, spatial, fruitive) of transformation of the destinations of use, both the legislative instruments, legal and regulatory context of the construction
Themes for study and application
First phase: Building Technology
The aim of the study and application refers to the design, structural and executive process, according to:
the principles of environmental, energetic and building qualification (considering particularly the application methods related to the horizontal and vertical envelopes, the roofing sections and the functional and physical principles referring to the technical devices);
the analysis of the different types of action considering the foundation and elevation structures (horizontal, vertical and roofing) of the existing building, with reference to the morpho-typological, functional, energetic and land-use qualification.
Second phase: Assembly Technology
The aim of the study and application refers to the design and structural process of building sections (considered as an “architectural insertion” of limited dimensions) to connect, correlate and aggregate to the preexisting construction, according to:
the study of the composition and expression principles related to the functions and the typological characteristics of the existing buildings;
the environmental, energetic and technical-executive study, through the analysis and execution of both the systems, the components and the constructive interfaces, and of the devices required for the operation of the thermo-hygrometric lighting;
the analysis and execution of the foundation and elevation structures (horizontal, vertical and roofing), related to the morpho-typological, functional, energetic and land-use composition.
Third phase: Building (envelope/cladding) Technology
The aim of the study and the application relates to the development of design and execution and structural, of envelope/cladding systems (in substitution and/or “aggregation” to the building). The theme of processing, directed to morpho-typological, functional and energy transformation of the building, involves:
the architectural and executive study according to the analysis and the application of the envelope/cladding technologies adapted to expressive and physic qualification. The study focuses on the adoption of construction instruments, systems and engineering devicesable to configure the sustainable functioning (assubstainable performances) of the building;
the structural study according to the analysis and the application of the envelope/cladding technologies about the execution of frames, frameworks and interfaces connected or aggregated to the building.
The concept of the Studio is established on scientific basis, considering the teaching activities as a “guided” process in controlled conditions by teaching in the classroom. Thus the morpho-typological, functional, structural and estimate studies and applications are provided according to the teach & train method that involves:
the combination of theoretical lectures and simultaneous applications in the classroom. The teaching activities cover entirely the assigned timetables, excluding procedures for the assignment of tasks and the subsequent “review” in the classroom;
the process of tutorial teachingby professors and collaborators with direct application in the classroom (as an architectural atelier-studio).
Moreover, the teaching conception considers basic learning and preparation through the realization of a “logbook”, staff for every student, characterized by notes and manual drawings related to the lectures and applications.
Modalità di valutazione
The teaching methodology of the Studio provides for the regular assessment of the level of learning for each individual student. Consistency of the expected results of study with the educational programme (Excerpt from Form SUA-CDS - MIUR) are related to the table below which sums up the methods through which the various educational activities which the instructors include in the study programme contribute to achievement of the expected results, determined in accordance with the following 5 Dublin descriptors:
1. Knowledge and understanding;
2. Applying knowledge and understanding;
3. Making judgements;
4. Communication skills;
5. Learning skills.
This through the examination of the results related to the project applications: therefore, each student comes to the final examination with a synthetic evaluation due to the results achieved. The examination consists in checking learned contents on the basis of the applications.
Mssimiliano Nastri, Progettazione esecutiva dell'architettura. Vol. 1. Pianificazione metodologica e procedure di coordinamento, Editore: Tecniche Nuove, Anno edizione: 2018
Massimiliano Nastri, Téchne e poíesis. Cultura tecnologica ed elaborazione esecutiva del progetto, Editore: FrancoAngeli, Anno edizione: 2018
Tipo Forma Didattica
Ore di attività svolte in aula
Ore di studio autonome
Laboratorio Di Progetto
Informazioni in lingua inglese a supporto dell'internazionalizzazione
Insegnamento erogato in lingua
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