TECHNE 23 (2022): Inside the Polycrisis. The Possible Necessary
Research and Experimentation

Rethinking housing as an adaptive system

Grazia Pota
Dipartimento di Architettura, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II

Published 2022-03-16


  • Housing,
  • Open work, Adaptivity,
  • Evolutionary,
  • Process

How to Cite

Pota, G. (2022). Rethinking housing as an adaptive system. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (23), 178–186.


This paper presents the results of PhD research aimed at identifying alternative models for designing collective housing, capable of moving the principles on which the house is built closer to the unstable and changing phenomena of society and the complex and contradictory characters of reality, reviewing both the themes and the methods for designing, building and managing architectural artefacts. In this perspective, computational design and digital fabrication tools are seen as possible means to manage complexity from a programmatic point of view rather than a formal one, evaluating the hypothesis that the residential building can be configured as a changing system that has adaptive and evolutionary properties.


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