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Regenerating informal habitat in marginal areas through a people-oriented approach

Alessandra Battisti1, Alberto Calenzo1, Livia Calcagni1

1Department of Planning, Design and Technology of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


The study, carried out by a multidisciplinary research team, deals with the participatory regeneration process of a marginal residential area in the city of Rome. The research focuses on the theme of urban health and on the improvement of indoor and outdoor living conditions, according to a people-oriented approach. The work was carried out on two fronts: a desk research based on urban, health and socio-demographic sources and a series of field studies. An operational protocol valid in informal contexts, which escape official censuses, was thus elaborated in order to ascribe objective values of social and housing discomfort, to measure the concept of urban welfare and to identify possible regeneration strategies for the informal habitat

Primary Contact: Alessandra Battisti, alessandra.battisti@uniroma1.it 

Published: June 10, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-13180


The ANIC neighborhood in Pisticci. From Company Town to regenerative Hub for a necessary transition

Mariangela Bellomo1, Antonella Falotico1

1Department of Architecture, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Italy


The contribution focuses on the critical reading of the A.N.I.C. neighborhood in Pisticci (Mt), a model of a working-class neighborhood wanted by Enrico Mattei in the 1960s. It is an interesting collective and spatial system that 'breaks' the traditional social structure of Lucania Materana. The ANIC, now almost completely abandoned, can be rethought, in an ecosystemic vision, as a regenerative microcosm that becomes a working method. A method that, starting from Pisticci, aims to re-imagine the reasons for the development of an entire territory and give life to a project that is rooted within the great political challenges that contemporaneity is preparing to face.

Primary Contact: Antonella Falotico, antonella.falotico@unina.it 

Published: June 10, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-12867


Student housing in architectural renovation and urban regeneration projects

Roberto Bologna1

1 Department of Architecture, University of Florence, Italy


University student living is an evolving form of housing, subject to significant investment and design experimentation. In Italy, the law 338/2000 gave a strong stimulus to the construction of student residences, incentivised the renovation of the existing building stock and produced significant results in terms of architectural and urban redevelopment throughout the country. The considerations outlined are the result of several years of research that has seen the working group engaged in the definition of project standards and in the activities of project investigation and monitoring of the realisations conducted in support of the ministerial evaluation (MUR) of co-financing applications. The data acquired in the course of the research constitute an unprecedented wealth of knowledge on the phenomenon of student housing in the last fifteen years in Italy.

Primary Contact: Roberto Bologna, roberto.bologna@unifi.it

Published: June 10, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-12855


Reinhabiting villages: the residential heritage of small towns between evaluation and prospects

Marina D’Aprile1

1 Dipartimento di Architettura e Disegno Industriale, Università della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, Italy


Italian small villages, despite the significant variety denotating them, share the abundance of precious natural and cultural assets, the poor accessibility, the polycentrism that, historically, qualifies their settlements and a potential development process focused on the combination of innovation and tradition i.e., on the conservation and enhancement of their heritages. Scholars from different backgrounds have recently been emphasizing the need to adopting integrated revitalization policies in this regard, highlighting the role historic fabrics assume in their relationships - past, present, and future - with contexts. Investigating the current state of studies on the subject, the paper highlighted the instances, methods, purposes, and limits of the approaches reserved for "residence" in this scenario, composing their possible critic appraisal.

Primary Contact: Marina D’Aprile, marina.daprile@unicampania.it 

Published: June 10, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-12905


Pre-existing and prefabrication. Lacaton&Vassal: methodologies for social housing renovation

Nicola Panzini1, Vito Quadrato1

1 Department of Civil Engineering Sciences and Architecture, Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy


«Our approach is to give more to do better. In France, between 2006 and 2015, 125,000 dwellings were demolished and 100,000 rebuilt. The cost of demolition and reconstruction of one dwelling amounted to 165,000 euros. Our alternative approach showed that is possible to significantly transform a dwelling for the cost of 55,000 euros. Transformation means openness, extension, more space, more light, more freedom of use». This article discusses the methodologies developed by Lacaton&Vassal for the social housing in French outskirts and examines their “alternative approach” from a constructional and bioclimatic standpoint. Two emblematic cases are taken as an example: the transformation of the Bois-le-Prêtre in Paris and the renovation of three residential blocks in the Grand Parc of Bordeaux.

Primary Contact: Vito Quadrato, vito.quadrato@poliba.it 

Published: June 10, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-12811


Innovative processes for social housing. The multiannual funding programs of L 338

Claudio Piferi1

1 Department of Architecture, University of Florence, Italy


Law 338/00, used to program and implement, thanks to state funding, processes aimed at satisfying a specific housing demand, university residences, emerges from the structural absence of programming aimed at social housing. The importance of the law is due to multiple aspects, including the experimental nature, the definition of dimensional standards and procedural clarity. The contribution, thanks to the collection and processing of data unique in quantity and originality, aims to tell the innovative process, reporting part of the results of twenty-year research, both methodological and applicative, aimed at identifying the virtues and criticalities of the multi-year funding program and to compare expected and achieved results

Primary Contact: Claudio Piferi, claudio.piferi@unifi.it

Published: June 10, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-12849


Positive Energy Districts and Deep Renovation actions to move beyond the 2025 EU Targets

Rosa Romano1, Maria Beatrice Andreucci2, Emanuela Giancola3

1 Department of Architecture, University of Florence, Italy

2 Department of Planning, Design and Technology of Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy

3 Department of Energy, Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), Spain


Starting from selected results of the COST ACTION PED-EU-NET and IEA EBC Annex 83 PEDs, the article presents an overview of the European projects that, in recent years, have made it possible to evolve from the nZEB concept (applied to deep renovation interventions) toward the Positive Energy District model, redefining the spatial, functional, organizational, technological, and environmental aspects of the inter-scalar relationship between housing, building, and settlement. The ambition is to positively affect the ongoing change, developing tools for knowledge and validation of current experiences, generating new shared values of an ecological-environmental matrix, and promoting quality of life, inclusion, and social sustainability.

Primary Contact: Rosa Romano, rosa.romano@unifi.it

Published: June 10, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-12887


Urban regeneration data-driven approaches: turning the ex-Corradini industrial area in Naples into a residential neighborhood

Sergio Russo Ermolli1, Giuliano Galluccio1

1 Department of Architecture, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Italy


The paper develops a decision-making methodology for urban regeneration projects based on the use of data-driven procedures and technologies for the conversion of former industrial areas to residential use. The proposed approach is aimed at the elaboration of an Information Management protocol for the generation of design scenarios starting from the assessment of the regulatory and technical compatibility of the possible transformations with the existing constraints.

The paper describes the application of the methodology to the case of several buildings, in the ex-Corradini complex in Naples, to be used for different types of residential functions, in a framework of high uncertainty and complexity, also due to the inaccessibility and abandon of the site.

Primary Contact: Giuliano Galluccio, giuliano.galluccio@unina.it

Published: June 10, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-12863