Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the learning experience every student should have acquired the tools and the basic knowledge of urban morphology, sustainable urban design and public space configuration. He/She will have to be able to critically connect these skills with each other in order to control the design experience in a comprehensive and conscious way.
To all this he will add the ability of graphically present a project and the working knowledge of some of the major programs of: automatic drawing, photo editing and rendering, Environmental Analysis.
Course contents summary
The project of the compact, smart and sustainable city, in which all scales of contemporary living are enclosed, is the theme of the Course. The urban morphology, as operative tool able to "read" the environment and "translate" it into a conscious design synthesis, is the main theme of the learning experience.
The project of an urban neighbourhood, with its fabrics, its special buildings, its bonds of autonomy and complementarity with other urban sections provides the operative litmus test of the course. A strong attention is dedicated to Environmental Analysis and Project.
In addition to those indicated in the Studio: WAM 2015. Barcelona, Sant Adrià de Besos Waterfront Regeneration Project; WAM 2013.Helsinki South Harbour Regeneration Project, 2015; M. Maretto, Teaching Urban Morphology in a Sustainable Perspective, 2018; M.Maretto, Saverio Muratori. A Legacy in Urban design, 2015; M.Maretto, London Squares. A Study in Landscape, 2018; M.Maretto, From urban nodalities to urban fringe belts.The case-study of Krakow, 2018; M. Maretto, Muratorian urban morphology: the walled city of Ahmedabad 2016; M. Maretto, Il paesaggio delle differenze. Architettura, città e territorio nella nuova era globale, 2008;
Further references are given with respect to the targeted specific issues addressed.
ADDITIONAL LEARNING MATERIAL
In class monitoring of the design activity carried out by the students along with a series of theorical lectures constitute the basic tools of the learning experience.
An International Design Workshop will the represent the focus around which to organise the year work.
Assessment methods and criteria
Exposure of the project carried out during the academic year. The evaluation of the student is made considering both the final result of the design experience and his application in the different phases of the project. The evaluation is sufficient if the student demonstrates an acquired ability to address the issue, in terms of approach but also in terms of graphic representation and oral presentation.
In addition to the final verification procedures some mid-term reviewes are provided during the year.