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Laboratorio di Architettura e Composizione Architettonica 3 (EA)
Giovanni Tecco

Seat Ingegneria
A.A. 2016/2017
Credits 3
Hours 50
Period E/1s-2s
Language ENG


Learning outcomes
The laboratory gives to the students the knowledge and skills to apply the theorical issues learned in the course lessons. In particular, it is developed the detailed analysis of a of a coherent set of buildings, both historic and new, and explore possible different building types with the study of its relationship spaces in the broader urban context and landscape. The proposed project will enrich the knowledge of the plural aspects of contemporary architectural design, its connections with the urban scales and the multisciplinary and technological aspects of the design process.
In order to deal with the proposed issues and problems, the student will have to correctly understand and apply the notions he already received in the previous classes, and aspects that are commonly faced in the project design process. Those notions and skills will be applied in the laboratory sessions, where it will be developed project solutions and ideas in order to understand the complex layers of issues that concurr to elaboration of an architectural project. The student will have to interpret the issues given by the existing context and will have to express the talent to choose corrects forms and technicques and the ability to undertand their possible sinergy by identifying and motivating the proposed project solutions.
It is fundamental, in order to understand the wide and multidisciplinary dimesion of the architectural project, that the theorical knowledge will be tested in the several project step of the laboratory; those steps need to be always coordinated with the other disciplines, from urban planning to the structural project. The exercise will be done in work groups, in wich every student will develop his own communication skills and ability to learn.

The first order of reasoning that the course offers is the need for tout court Sustainability that both in urban and architectural spatial terms, means reconstruct what exists and is condition of degradation rather then simply build less. The second order of interest is relative to how to tackle today the relationship between the new and heritage. Exceeded the proper respect for history and for the role and significance of the architecture of the past, our interest is now primarily oriented towards the large amount of architecture produced in the late twentieth century, whose character, though not without issues and meaning, should stimulate new ways and approaches to architectural experimentation. More possibilities for critical thinking are traceable within the increasingly central role of technical issues, and could convey new ways of interpreting the physical relationship between new and pre-existence. The recent economic crisis, beyond the measures financed by large capital, private and public, suggests a new way of intervention; "economies of scale", which until now often suggested demolition and reconstruction compared to regeneration, are reviewed today with new parameters, stimulating recovery and expansion; all these issues, are the core on which the course will focus.

Development of the examination
Students activity will be tested in the examination of the teaching which is entrusted with the management of the laboratory.

Recommended reading
P. S. Byard, The architecture of Additions: Design and Regulation, Norton Books, Londra, 1998 Manuel Gausa, Housing, New alternatives, New systems, Bickhauser Actar, 2002 AA. VV, Parasite Paradise a manifesto for contemporary architecture and flexibleurbanism, NaiPublishers, Rotterdam, 2003 Ed Melet, Rooftop architecture, Building on an elevated surface, Nai Publishers, Rotterdam, 2005 Frederic Druot, Anne lacaton, J.p. Vassal, Plus, 2G, Editorial Gustavo Gili, Barcellona, 2007 Philip Jodidio, 100 great extensions & renovations, Image Publishing, 2007 S. Marini, Architettura Parassita, Strategie di riciclaggio della citt‡, Quodlibet, Ascoli Piceno, 2009 C. Anselmi C. Prati, Upgrade Architecture, Edilstampa, Roma, 2010 Anthony Vidler, The architectural uncanny, 1992 Santiago Ciruceda, Situaciones Urbanas, 2007 Tadei Pogacar & P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E., Museum of contemporary art the best is yet to come, 2007 AA. VV, Public cities:guidelines for urban regeneration, Mondadori, milano 2009 AA. VV, the ecological sustainability of design, AREA, 2009 G. Mondaini. Ri-Composizioni, Gangemi, Roma 2008 - G. Mondaini. MICROCITIES. Alinea Editori, Firenze, 2011 - G. Mondaini, M. Zambelli, BEHNISCH ARCHITEKTEN. Ance Edizioni, Roma, 2012 .G.Mondaini, D. Potenza, ABDR Architetti Associati. Ance Edizioni, Roma 2014

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