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TECHNOLOGICAL DESIGN OF GREEN ARCHITECTURE

CODE 84631
ACADEMIC YEAR 2022/2023
CREDITS
  • 6 cfu during the 1st year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9274 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELLA NAUTICA(L-4) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 9274 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELLA NAUTICA(L-4) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 9274 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELLA NAUTICA(L-4) - LA SPEZIA
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 9274 DESIGN DEL PRODOTTO E DELLA NAUTICA(L-4) - LA SPEZIA
  • 6 cfu during the 2nd year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • 6 cfu during the 3nd year of 8694 SCIENZE DELL'ARCHITETTURA (L-17) - GENOVA
  • SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR ICAR/12
    LANGUAGE Italian
    TEACHING LOCATION
  • GENOVA
  • LA SPEZIA
  • SEMESTER 2° Semester
    MODULES This unit is a module of:
    TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

    OVERVIEW

    Considering the importance of technology and environmental sustainability for the design of (vegetated) open areas and buildings, the course aims at deepening the relation between design and technology, through the study of systems for the integration of vegetation in architecture and the use of natural elements for climate and environmental control.

    AIMS AND CONTENT

    LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim is to provide the tools for facing a design project considering technological and environmental aspects (as limited sources, pollution, etc.) 

    AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

    The aim is to provide the tools for facing a design project of architecture and greening, considering technological and environmental aspects (as limited sources, pollution, etc.) and to qualitatively evaluate performances and environmental impacts of design choices, in relation to the specific characteristics of the site.

    The main learning outcomes can be summarized as follows:

    • Critically elaborate and evaluate the relations between urban environment, architecture and building envelope design and ecological and environmental issues;
    • Applying the topics of the classes to the design of architecture and greening.
    • Qualitatively evaluate the environmental impacts and benefits of design choices, among which the selection of one or more systems, in relation to the site characteristics.

     

    TEACHING METHODS

    The course includes interactive lectures, also involving experts. For students attending classes, a design exercise is also proposed, with the aim to deep the topics of the lectures. In order to favour the a critical view of the topics and active involvement of students, some activities as peer evaluation, debates and case studies research are also included.

    SYLLABUS/CONTENT

    The main topics are:

    • ecological design and its historical evolution and relations with building design;
    • environmental and microclimatic analysis for sustainable design;
    • tools and strategies for the integration of vegetation in architecture and sustainable design;
    • microclimatic and environmental analysis for building sustainable design;
    • aesthetics and perception of greening in architecture;
    • technology and design;
    • Life Cycle Assessment and circular economy;
    • materials and technologies for the design of structure for microclimatic control;
    • relation between design, energy and environment in architecture.

    A detailed program will be provided though Aulaweb

    RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

    Slides will be available for the students (Aulaweb). For each topic a specific bibliography will be provided as well.

    TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

    Exam Board

    KATIA PERINI (President)

    ANDREA GIACHETTA

    LESSONS

    LESSONS START

    Second semester

    Class schedule

    All class schedules are posted on the EasyAcademy portal.

    EXAMS

    EXAM DESCRIPTION

    The final exam includes the evaluation of the students’ skills considering methodological, theoretical and practical knowledge of the topics of the course.

    For the students following the classes, the evaluation includes also the exercises developed during the course and all the activities (from 1 to 3 additional points) .

    ASSESSMENT METHODS

    Students attending classes

    The oral exam and the activities implemented during classes (e.g. debates) will evaluate the ability of the students to critically elaborate and relate the topics. The design exercise will allow verifying the abilities to apply the knowledge acquired and to qualitative evaluate the impact of design choices on the environment.

     

    Students not attending classes

    The oral exam will evaluate the ability of the students to critically elaborate and relate the topics. In addition, thorough specific examples and cases, the abilities to apply the knowledge acquired and to qualitative evaluate the impact of design choices on the environment will be verified.

    The evaluation takes into account also the quality of exposure and the correct use of specific terms.