TECHNE 17 (2019): Horizontality/verticality in architecture
Research & Experimentation

Density - intensity. Material and immaterial elements in assessing urban quality

Maria Federica Ottone
Facoltà di architettura, Università degli studi di Camerino, Italia
Roberta Cocci Grifoni
Facoltà di architettura, Università degli studi di Camerino, Italia
Graziano Enzo Marchesani
Facoltà di architettura, Università degli studi di Camerino, Italia
Dajla Riera
Facoltà di architettura, Università degli studi di Camerino, Italia
Published January 18, 2019
Keywords
  • Climate change,
  • Technologies for the built environment
How to Cite
Ottone, M. F., Cocci Grifoni, R., Marchesani, G. E., & Riera, D. (2019). Density - intensity. Material and immaterial elements in assessing urban quality. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (17), 278-288. https://doi.org/10.13128/Techne-24022

Abstract

The objective of this research is to produce a critical scientific analysis of some aspects related to urban resilience to offer planners and decision-makers a deft intervention tool to mitigate high temperatures in urban areas. Densification, morphology, and materials are used to suggest strategies aimed at improving the quality of life in cities. This point of view analyses climate change and its connection to humans, urban density and its energy value, the evolution of materials, and the management of environmental comfort, considering the horizontal/vertical relationship as one of the morphological parameters capable of determining the connections between density, the form of the spaces, and the urban heat island.