TECHNE 16 (2018): Matter is design
Essays and Viewpoint

Designing the life cycle of materials: new trends in environmental perspective

Andrea Campioli
Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Anna Dalla Valle
Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Sara Ganassali
Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Serena Giorgi
Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
TECHNE 16 (2018): Matter is design
Published May 16, 2018
Keywords
  • Life cycle,
  • Circular economy,
  • Environmental information,
  • Environmental benchmarks
How to Cite
Campioli, A., Dalla Valle, A., Ganassali, S., & Giorgi, S. (2018). Designing the life cycle of materials: new trends in environmental perspective. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, 16, 86-95. https://doi.org/10.13128/Techne-23016

Abstract

The environmental issue requires a renewed attention in considering the role of materials in the project, imposing a new gaze into their entire life cycle: procurement, production processes, assembly, maintenance and replacement cycles, disassembly, reuse/recycle and disposal. This perspective based on the circularity requires the improvement of knowledge and skills traditionally involved in the design project and the reconfiguration of relationships among the operators of the supply chain. New research and experimentation horizons open up; new opportunities for specialization within LCA methodologies and logics are earmarked to assume an increasingly important role.

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