Architectural technology for environmental design

Fabrizio Schiaffonati, Elena Mussinelli, Matteo Gambaro


The scientific field of «Architectural Technology» has long incorporated the discipline of «Environmental Design», by giving explicit visibility to already present embedded in its foundation. They represented a significant challenge and opened the path to a real restructuring of the Architecture Schools; it is further pursuing the path traced by figures such as Eduardo Vittoria, Marco Zanuso and Pierluigi Spadolini, who pointed out a precise understanding of the habitat, which is not limited to physical and formal aspects, revealing immaterial influences on the project that aim to environmen- tal and social-economical sustainability, preluding environmental governance.


Environmental Design; Environmental Governance; Process Design; Metadesign; Appropriate Technology

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