INNOVATIVE AND SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES IN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN
Learning outcomes of the course unit
The class aims at reviewing deeply the technological matters that has been developed along the master program as well as at verifying the general knowledge with regards to building needs and technology and building envelope issues, with the proper goal to get a factual integration between architectural and technological requirements and other design needs (Ist descriptor).
The class goal is to stimulate in each student learning and operative skills, thanks to a small group student-work, that aims at testing students’ ability in using actively what they have learned during the lessons. The project-work provides students with a chance to test their own technological proficiency regards to building envelope and environmental issues. ( IInd and II rd descriptor).
Written Exam is the most valuable way to reinforce and evaluate students' understanding of the course contents and to evaluate the general proficiencies levels of the class. ( IVth and Vth descriptor).
Course contents summary
The integrated class aims at summarizing the overall technological knowledge that should have been developed along the Master program, related to sustainability issues.
The two classes aim at defining a large inventory of technological solutions and theoretical skills to be applied in different architectural projects and study cases. The former points at presenting different construction materials and technical solutions, with particular attention to sustainability issues and environmental needs; the latter is based on design environmental criteria, whose role is to be involved in the architectural and construction stages; among those matters bioclimatic design principles play a fundamental role as a strategic apparatus for architectural design.
Olgyay V., Un approccio bioclimatico al regionalismo, Muzzio, Padova, 1981
Sala M., et al., Tecnologie bioclimatiche in Europa, Alinea, Firenze, 1994
Wienke U., Aria, colore e luce, Dei, Roma, 2005
The class will be held trough classroom lectures and workshop with non-academic professionals, project works and mid-term tests in order to evaluate the general proficiency level also with regard to specific project assignments.
Assessment methods and criteria
The integrated class ends with the final written exam that will be focused on the class main subjects and themes.