TECHNE 2 (2011): Technological design
Essays and Viewpoint

The university and design practice

TECHNE 2 (2011): Technological design

Published 2011-11-02


  • University,
  • Research,
  • Design,
  • Experimentation

How to Cite

Mecca, S. (2011). The university and design practice. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, 1(2), 92–95.


A reflection on the role of design in real contexts, within the scope of university missions: training, research and knowledge transfer. The project understood not only as experimentation, but also as a necessary test of the quality of research and training in architecture. The best testing laboratory is reality itself, which under- stands the rules of the market; it is therefore important for Faculties of Architecture to identify specific facilities which, under current regulations and university bylaws, allow the development of design activities for the transfer of knowledge from research to society.


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