This volume deals with the theme of the sustainable approach to architectural design through the presentation of a number of final thesis, developed as part of the master's degree program ?Architecture for sustainable design' of the College in Architecture, Politecnico di Torino. The methodology adopted is based on the concept of complexity of the project, and on the declination of sustainability of buildings, in the environmental, social and economic aspects. The final thesis described represent an opportunity and application of the design process, both technological and architectural, to case studies with different uses and localization in different international contexts.
Title: Progettare la complessità in architettura
Author(s): Mario Grosso , Marianna Nigra
Publisher: Maggioli SpA
Year of publication: 03/2019
Book series: Politecnica
ISBN code: 8891634863
EAN code: 9788891634863
Mario Grosso, a former full professor of Architectural Technology at the Department of Architecture and Design (DAD), Polytechnic University of Turin, has taught, researched, and consulted for more than 40 years in the field of environmental technological design, with focus on building energy efficiency and bioclimatic systems. He was scientific responsible and coordinator of several International, European, and national research projects and he is an expert for the European Standard Committees CEN TC 350 and ISO TC59/ SC17 on the sustainability assessment of buildings. He is currently the coordinator of the working group 2 on sustainability assessment of the Building Technical Committee of the Italian standard organisation UNI. Due to his background, knowledge, and experience, he is an internationally recognised expert in the field of natural ventilation control and passive cooling systems.
Marianna Nigra is an architect, who is undertaking in research and teaching at the Polytechnic of Turinsince 2014. She has also carried out research at The Strathclyde University, Glasgow, UK and at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, Holland. Previously, she worked in International contexts such as Spain, Thailand, and Australia. The work of Marianna Nigra is aimed at exploring the relationship between the complexity of design and the economic, environmental and social effects that projects can generate.