TECHNE 16 (2018): Matter is design
Research & Experimentation

BLOCK_PLASTER: high energy/environmental performance brick building envelope

Corrado Carbonaro
Dipartimento di Architettura e Design, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Silvia Tedesco
Dipartimento di Architettura e Design, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
Stefano Fantucci
Dipartimento di Energia, Politecnico di Torino, Italia
TECHNE 16 (2018): Matter is design
Published May 16, 2018
Keywords
  • Eco-friendly products,
  • Brick envelope,
  • LCA
How to Cite
Carbonaro, C., Tedesco, S., & Fantucci, S. (2018). BLOCK_PLASTER: high energy/environmental performance brick building envelope. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, 16, 177-186. https://doi.org/10.13128/Techne-23031

Abstract

Today, technological innovation in the construction field faces an important challenge: the identification of solutions that may not only allow to maximize energy saving in the use phase, but that may also reduce environmental impact throughout the entire life cycle of materials and components. The paper illustrates a research activity and experimentation – funded by the European Union – carried out in synergy by research centres and private companies. Its end purpose was the design, prototyping, and monitoring of an eco-friendly brick envelope named BLOCK_PLASTER. Alternative configurations to the system have been identified and technological-environmental performances in the different phases of the life cycle have been verified through a multidisciplinary and a multi-objective approach.