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TECHNE N. 25/2023

Published: October 22, 2022


The Coast-RiskBySea model for climate proof decision support

Maria Fabrizia Clemente

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


Climate scenarios require the implementation of climate proof actions; the effectiveness of such projects depends directly on the knowledge of local contexts and on the built environment's characteristics in relation to climate risk conditions. Innovative methods of knowledge can be implemented through the use of enabling technologies. Starting from these premises, the contribution proposes the Coast-RiskBySea model for coastal flood risk assessment with the aim of establishing new synergies between environmental design and enabling technologies to provide decision support for the climate proof projects. The proposed model was tested on the Naples case study by simulating a climate proof intervention to define the potential and criticalities of the approach. 

Primary Contact: Maria Fabrizia Clemente, mariafabrizia.clemente@unina.it

Published: October 22, 2022 

DOI: 10.36253/techne-13723 

Support or automation in decision-making: the role of artificial intelligence for the project

Tiziana Ferrante1, Federica Romagnoli2,

1 Department of Planning, Design, Architectural Technology, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy

2 Department of Civil, Constructional and Environmental Engineering, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy


The use of artificial intelligence (increasingly more pervasive) within the complexity of the world around us continues to fuel the scientific, philosophical, and political debate. Even within the construction sector (although still in an embryonic phase), it is possible to observe the first concrete results of the application of new digital processes which are more and more autonomous and support the design, definition, and validation of the project. The new frontiers of expansion of artificial intelligence systems, encouraged by the digital transition, require a careful reflection on the impact of new technologies in redefining the designer's role in the decision-making process.

Primary Contact: Tiziana Ferrante, tiziana.ferrante@uniroma1.it

Published: October 22, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-13713

The Internet of Things for the circular transition in the façade sector

Matteo Giovanardi1, Thaleia Konstantinou2, Riccardo Pollo3, Tillmann Klein2,

1 Department of Architecture and Design DAD, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

2 Department of Architectural Engineering + Technology, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

3, Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning DIST, Politecnico di Torino, Italy


In the façade sector, the ecological and circular transition requires the adoption of new business models that exploit the value of the material as much as possible. In this context, the Internet of Things (IoT) is identified as a potential innovation driver for the creation of dematerialised markets. The aim of the article is to clarify the role of IoT in enabling five circular business models in the façade sector. Through a matrix highlighting the relationship between information produced and key actions to achieve the innovative business models, the potential benefits of a smart façade system are highlighted. The research findings and conclusions of the article offer an opportunity to imagine innovative scenarios in the design of digitally integrated building components.

Primary Contact: Matteo Giovanardi, matteo.giovanardi@polito.it

Published: October 22, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-13707

Energy Citizenship. Tools and Technologies to enable Transition in Districts

Danila Longo1, Saveria Olga Murielle Boulanger1, Martina Massari1, Giulia Turci1,

1 Department of Architecture, Università di Bologna, Italy


Responses to the current energy crisis and to action against climate change have produced a wide variety of experimentations. Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) and Energy Communities (EC) are spreading as aggregators of enabling technologies, but the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement and monitor them still need to be developed. Technology alone is not enough to facilitate knowledge sharing and solutions experimentation and co-creation. The contribution focuses on methods and tools that allow supporting the creation of "energy citizens", through the considerations developed in the project H2020 GRETA (Green Energy Transition Actions) and in the COST Action ‘PED-EU-NET’.

Primary Contact: Danila Longo, danila.longo@unibo.it

Published: October 22, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-13721

Design by data – From interfaces to responsive architectures

Attilio Nebuloni 1, Giorgio Buratti 1,

1 Department of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Italy


Since the rise of the digital revolution in architecture, and even more so with the emergence of a new generation of enabling technologies structured on digital interfaces, the interactive-relational dimension has become central to the design agenda. The experimentation on responsive morphologies that emerge from the synergy between data and design and whose artifacts mark a return to the real that incorporates physicality into the design process is relevant. In addition, they represent a synthesis of the ability of such technologies to discriminate dynamically, process, and interpret a heterogeneity of potential data derived from context.

Primary Contact: Attilio Nebuloni, attilio.nebuloni@polimi.it

Published: October 22, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-13629

Technologies and proximity spaces: tools for conscious choices in ecological transition

Paola Marrone1, Ilaria Montella1, Federico Fiume1

1 Department of Architecture DARC, Roma Tre University, Italy


Cities are the main field of application of technological innovations for ecological transition and decarbonisation. With reference to its proximity spaces, the research proposes a multidisciplinary and transcalar vision in which analytical and quantitative methods of urban design are combined with qualitative assessment methods of technological design to simulate and measure the impacts of interventions in terms of mitigation and adaptation to the effects of climate change. A planning support tool, based on game theory, guides the choice between effective and interdependent solutions for decarbonisation through renewable energy production, ecosystem services and accessibility to essential services.

Primary Contact: Paola Marrone, paola.marrone@uniroma3.it

Published: October 22, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-13719

From CFD to GIS: a methodology to implement urban microclimate georeferenced databases

Matteo Trane1, Guglielmo Ricciardi2,3, Mattia Scalas1,4, Marta Ellena3

1 Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

2 Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino, Italy

3 Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC) Foundation, Regional Model and Geo-Hydrological Impacts (REMHI) Division, Caserta, 81100, Italy

4 Responsible Risk Resilience Centre (R3C), Politecnico di Torino, Italy


The objective of this paper is to present a methodology for the integration between a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) microclimate simulation and a Geographic Information System (GIS). The first workflow involves the attribution of spatial coordinates to the point data extracted from the CFD, the implementation of a SQLite database, and the connection to the database for visualizing and using information on environmental and comfort variables. The second workflow involves the georeferencing of the CFD raster output, the attribution of an ID to the point data, the creation of a point grid in a GIS environment, and the merging of these with the point data on the microclimate. For demonstration purposes, the methodology is tested on a real case study using ENVI-met and ArcGIS Pro.

Primary Contact: Matteo Trane, matteo.trane@polito.it

Published: October 22, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-13661

A new information tool as an enabling technology: application and simulating

Francesca Ciampa1, Caterina Claudia Musarella2,

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

2 Department of Architecture and Territory dArTe, Università degli Studi Mediterranea Di Reggio Calabria, Italy


The research aims at the identification of an information tool for design activities through enabling technologies, developed on the interactions between envelope and context. The methodology, articulated according to the phases of analysis, elaboration, and application validation, prefigures a response strategy to the phenomena of environmental and energy crisis with respect to the different scales of action. Considering the effect of climatic phenomena on the envelopes and the contemporary performance requirements to which they are called upon to respond, the contribution provides a dynamic data sheet (analysis and evaluation of energy-environmental performance) based on the model drawn up by the European Joint Research Centre, to verify the appropriateness of envelope design.

Primary Contact: Francesca Ciampa, francesca.ciampa@unina.it

Published: October 22, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-13519

Enabling an augmented environmental building experience by users engagement

Antonella Trombadore1, Debora Giorgi1, Gisella Calcagno1, Giacomo Pierucci2

1 Department of Architecture, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy

2 Department of Industrial Engineering, Università degli Studi di Firenze, Italy


The focus on the role of users is the heart of the ongoing research experience in the university Living Lab environment that investigates, systems and tests the potential of the latest digital technologies in the construction sector (BIM-sensors-Digital Twin-IoT) for the definition of enabling building-user interfaces that support the virtuous circle of energy efficiency/environmental well-being/proactive behaviour. Synchronising the real building/virtual model allows an increased environmental experience and new levels of user involvement; it enriches the predictive systems of data-user experience helping to calibrate the configuration of improvement scenarios in the design/operational phase on well-being objectives, expanding the awareness of the process actors for a new centrality of the decision as an ethical value.

Primary Contact: Antonella Trombadore, antonella.trombadore@unifi.it

Published: October 22, 2022

DOI: 10.36253/techne-13724