TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

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Code
81042
ACADEMIC YEAR
2018/2019
CREDITS
10 credits during the 2nd year of 8694 Sciences of architecture (L-17) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR
ICAR/12
LANGUAGE
Italian
TEACHING LOCATION
GENOVA (Sciences of architecture)
semester
Annual
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This unit is divided into 3 sections: A, B, C. This page refers to the section
Teaching materials

OVERVIEW

The studio course on building technology mainly regards architectural design with a focus on technological and environmental aspects, namely the role of materials, of construction processes, of the relationships between the different actors the design process and in the building construction.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

The activity of the studio course on building technology is aimed to provide students with the skills of to use technology in order to enhance design creativity, and not to limit it.

The activity of the studio course represents also, for students: the opportunity to develop design creativity in a comprehensive and harmonious way, with the integration of the aspects of the making of an object, from the design idea conception until the factory design; the ability to argue and support any design choice by limiting the creative liberty within conscious boundaries, while designing in a field of limited complexity; the ability to develop more simple design solutions to be easy to verify and control, each with distinct different objectives.

Teaching methods

The studio course is organized to develop several  design themes/exercises, increasing in difficulty, to face, from time to time, specific objectives to be attained and in particular to highlight the relationship between the different components of the architectural design. 

The division into themes allows students to focus, gradually, on relationship between technique, function and form, using the key of technology. The Professors of the three courses decide together the themes, from year to year.  The exercises also require models or the construction of some projects or their parts. The exercises are developed in groups of two or three students. The exercises are associated with specific lectures.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

At the beginning of lectures a general program of the course, and, for each of the exercises to be performed, a specific program will be provided. All information will  also be uploaded on aulaweb.

During the course some thematic areas of design are developed, each of them are aimed at achieving specific objectives, such as: relationship between material and joining elements; relationship among form, structure and technology; relationship among technical resource, form and load bearing structure; relationship among space, form, technology and performance of building elements to control climate (natural lighting, natural ventilation, solar radiation), etc.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

A bibliography is provided to the students depending on the  exercises under development; specific information will be uploaded on aulaweb.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

ANDREA GIACHETTA (President)

GIOVANNI PAOLO RAVA

FAUSTO NOVI

LESSONS

Teaching methods

The studio course is organized to develop several  design themes/exercises, increasing in difficulty, to face, from time to time, specific objectives to be attained and in particular to highlight the relationship between the different components of the architectural design. 

The division into themes allows students to focus, gradually, on relationship between technique, function and form, using the key of technology. The Professors of the three courses decide together the themes, from year to year.  The exercises also require models or the construction of some projects or their parts. The exercises are developed in groups of two or three students. The exercises are associated with specific lectures.

EXAMS

Exam description

The exam consists of a workshop, at the end of the course. The assessment takes into account all the work done by the students during the academic year, considering the intermediate results and the final documents of project.

Assessment methods

The assessment of the activity is carried out by the teachers according to criteria noticed in advance to the students and takes into account, as a rule, also the interest and degree of participation in the lab didactic activities throughout the year.

FURTHER INFORMATION

Attendance at a minimum of 70% of the activities is compulsory and is noticed and certified by the teacher.