TECHNE 5 (2013): Environment emergency
Essays and Viewpoint

Forty years of environmentally conscious building technology design

TECHNE 5 (2013): Environment emergency

Published 2013-05-13


  • Architectural Technology,
  • Environmental design,
  • Ecocompatibility

How to Cite

Matteoli, L., & Peretti, G. (2013). Forty years of environmentally conscious building technology design. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (5), 35–43.


This short essay analyzes the environmental approach throughout the history of Architectural Technology, starting from building details up to the present attention to the smart city, land maintenance and urban retrofit, seen as complex research activities, political strategies, design and entrepreneurial actions which have the scope to transform present day urban crusts into organic textures, climatologically consistent, reactive, user-friendly, efficient and with a low environmental impact. The exercise identifies some research and teaching trends for Architectural Technology in order to promote debate and the analysis of the historical perspective and present situation of the discipline.


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