21010034 - LAB - Learning from Abroad

Learning from Abroad is a design laboratory with an international character, which provides a complex and original design experience, accompanied by the opening towards horizons at the center of the culture and practice of contemporary architectural debate.
The "Architecture for Work and Production" Laboratory aims to carry out the project of a building or a small complex of buildings with a high urban or territorial value, able, on the one hand, of innovating the approach to Work and Industrial production and, on the other, to regenerate an industrial or peripheral urban area.
The project will be developed in groups of maximum 4 students and will be divided into three phases: a. urban concept; b. architectural vision; c. design development.
The scale will not exceed 1: 100 but there may be detailed insights. Technology will be seen as a constitutive element of the design choices.
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Mutuazione: 21010034 LAB - Learning from Abroad in Architettura - Progettazione architettonica LM-4 BRORSON SUSANNE


The studio project is set up as an experimental laboratory. During an initial research for design phase we will learn about passive architectural strategies that can respond to extreme heat. For that, we will look into vernacular architecture in hot climates; we will try to extract scalable design principles that could be applied today. This also includes the studying of certain materials used, and how they are linked to typological aspects of climate-responsive architecture.
We will look into what is happening in other affected cities in southern Europe; through the studying of reference projects of contemporary architecture we will understand how architecture can respond to seasonal temperature extremes.
What would work for Rome? We will move on to design experimentation, and we need radical solutions.

Testi Adottati

Thematic lectures and inspections of the areas covered are planned

Modalità Erogazione

You will work in groups of two, but we will work together as one big collective in trying to find answers to the pressing question how architecture can adapt to a changing climate and how to create spaces for well-tempered cohabitation. As a semester project, you will design housing within an existing industrial structure.

Modalità Frequenza

Students must have attended at least 75 percent of the classes to be admitted to the exam

Modalità Valutazione

Oral test and project evaluation.