TECHNE 22 (2021): Circular Transition and Design
Research and Experimentation

Design for Disassembly and the rehabilitation of public housing stock. A case study

Lidia Errante
Dipartimento di Architettura e Territorio, Università degli Studi “Mediterranea” di Reggio Calabria, Italia
Alberto De Capua
Dipartimento di Architettura e Territorio, Università degli Studi “Mediterranea” di Reggio Calabria, Italia
Published July 29, 2021
Keywords
  • Sustainable buildings,
  • Design for Disassembly,
  • Circular economy,
  • INA Casa plan,
  • Remanufacturing
How to Cite
Errante, L., & De Capua, A. (2021). Design for Disassembly and the rehabilitation of public housing stock. A case study. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (22), 181-191. https://doi.org/10.36253/techne-10596

Abstract

This contribution presents the meta-design research scenario of the sustainable building redevelopment of the INA Casa “Sbarre Inferiori” district in Reggio Calabria based on a twofold reflection. On the one hand, the transformative potential, both technological and formal, of the public housing stock created under the INA Casa Plan. On the other, the extension of the life cycle of the buildings and the improvement of the spatial quality of the housing according to a circular, low-tech and ecological approach. The result is an abacus of technological additions in bio-xlam conceived according to the principles of Design for Disassembly, which allows the reuse of the modules in new spatial and functional configurations, and the remanufacturing and recycling of the elements at the end of their life.

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