TECHNE 1 (2011): Beyond the crisis
Essays and Viewpoint

Architectural technology for environmental design

TECHNE 1 (2011): Beyond the crisis
Published April 19, 2011
  • Environmental Design,
  • Environmental Governance,
  • Process Design,
  • Metadesign
How to Cite
Schiaffonati, F., Mussinelli, E., & Gambaro, M. (2011). Architectural technology for environmental design. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, 1(1), 48-53.


The scientific field of «Architectural Technology» has long incorporated the discipline of «Environmental Design», by giving explicit visibility to already present embedded in its foundation. They represented a significant challenge and opened the path to a real restructuring of the Architecture Schools; it is further pursuing the path traced by figures such as Eduardo Vittoria, Marco Zanuso and Pierluigi Spadolini, who pointed out a precise understanding of the habitat, which is not limited to physical and formal aspects, revealing immaterial influences on the project that aim to environmen- tal and social-economical sustainability, preluding environmental governance.