TECHNE 20 (2020): Time and architecture
Essays and Viewpoint

Constructive strategies and environmental assessments towards temporariness, circularity and reversibility

Monica Lavagna
Dipartimento di Architettura Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
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
Serena Giorgi
Dipartimento di Architettura Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Tecla Caroli
Dipartimento di Architettura Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambiente Costruito, Politecnico di Milano, Italia
Published July 29, 2020
Keywords
  • Life Cycle Assessment,
  • Environment,
  • Duration,
  • Reuse,
  • Disassembly
How to Cite
Lavagna, M., Campioli, A., Dalla Valle, A., Giorgi, S., & Caroli, T. (2020). Constructive strategies and environmental assessments towards temporariness, circularity and reversibility. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (20), 157-166. https://doi.org/10.13128/techne-8261

Abstract

Today architectural design is faced with the complex relationship between time and sustainability. In this perspective, the article reports the results of an articulated research activity, which highlights how the need for a temporary location or use of spaces can be achieved with an appropriate level of environmental sustainability, and only through long-term use of resources during the entire life cycle. The concept of “long-lasting temporariness” is outlined, based on the extension of the life of artefacts and on the reuse/recycling of resources at the end of their life, when the reversibility of construction systems, the circularity of materials, and the life cycle management of material and energy flows assume a paradigmatic role.

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