TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne <p><em><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">TECHNE</span></span></em><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"> , la rivista scientifica di SIT</span></span><em><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">d</span></span></em><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">A, la&nbsp; </span></span><a href="http://www.tecnologi.net/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Società italiana di tecnologia architettonica</span></span></a><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"> , soddisfa gli obiettivi della società lavorando, a livello nazionale e internazionale, per promuovere la conoscenza e i metodi e le tecniche della tecnologia architettonica, al fine di proteggere e migliorare l'uomo ambiente creato e per promuovere applicazioni innovative e confronti interdisciplinari. </span></span><br><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">La rivista pubblica articoli su ricerche e applicazioni innovative, nonché saggi e relazioni. </span><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">Gli autori lavorano nel mondo accademico e nelle strutture di ricerca nell'area della progettazione architettonica, dell'industria, delle attività imprenditoriali e delle organizzazioni clienti, pubbliche e private. </span></span><br><em><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">TECHNE&nbsp;</span></span></em><span style="vertical-align: inherit;"><span style="vertical-align: inherit;">si rivolge a un mercato target interessato a discutere punti di vista rilevanti e critici e acquisire conoscenze utili per lo sviluppo di progetti attraverso un confronto di diversi approcci.</span></span></p> Firenze University Press en-US TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment 2239-0243 <p>Authors of TECHNE journal accept the following conditions:</p> <ul> <li class="show">Authors keep the copyright and grant the right of first publication to journal according to the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License <strong>(<a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/">CC-BY-4.0</a>)</strong>., <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/" rel="license"><img src="https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by/4.0/88x31.png" alt="Creative Commons License"></a> which allows others to share the work with the acknowledgment of authorship of the work itself and of the initial publication on TECHNE;</li> <li class="show">Authors may stipulate separate and additional contractual agreements for the non-exclusive distribution of the published version by the journal (for example, publish it in an institutional archive or publish it in a book), with the acknowledgment of its initial publication in the TECHNE journal;</li> <li class="show">After the online publication, Authors are authorized and encouraged to publish it online (e.g. in institutional archives or on their website), to facilitate dissemination and encourage discussion in the scientific community.</li> </ul> Urban renewal strategies for housing https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/13445 Mario Losasso Copyright (c) 2022 Mario Losasso https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 7 10 10.36253/techne-13445 Research and design for housing renovation https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/13446 Elena Mussinelli Copyright (c) 2022 Elena Mussinelli https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 11 14 10.36253/techne-13446 Re-inhabiting the building stock: technical policies and design innovations https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/13437 <p>The focus on the redevelopment of the existing residential buildings through construction and urban<br>renewal methods is the core of the guidelines for the architectural design according to multiple goals,<br>converging disciplinary approaches and different operating modes. The operating scenario concerns in the<br>transformations and expansion of the offer in the construction sector, innovation in technical policies for<br>housing, design experiments and retrofitting actions with innovative technologies.<br>Nowadays the deep renovation of the heritage residential building stock is at the centre of European<br>technical policies - from the New European Bauhaus to the Renovation Wave for Europe - engaged to meet<br>the green transition goals of an inefficient building stock that requires not only an improvement in<br>performances, but also a renewed management methodology. The implementation of the programmes<br>requires an unconventional approach in a rapidly evolving scenario that sees the component of<br>environmental ethics guiding designs and processes for the pursuit of complex goals and advanced<br>approaches.</p> <p>An "ecological intelligence" at all levels is required to respond to these challenges, which rethinks the wide variety of environmental impacts associated with production of building materials, buildings functionality and their related systems, as well as processes which took place within built-up areas, meaningful in terms of rate, scale and evolutionary dynamism.</p> Valeria D'Ambrosio Antonella Violano Copyright (c) 2022 Valeria D'Ambrosio, Antonella Violano https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 15 19 10.36253/techne-13437 A new vision of living and living spaces in the RRP (Recovery and Resilience Plan) https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/13435 <p>The governance of housing policies is changing. This change is necessary so as to<br>protect and enhance the role of citizens and living spaces. To date, in fact, 1 family<br>out of 13 still lives in conditions of absolute poverty and 2 million of families in housing<br>hardship.<br>The theme of housing is a government priority that benefits from the investments of<br>the Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP) and the National Plan for Complementary<br>Investments to the RRP (PNC). Housing policy, together with urban regeneration, are<br>two important themes, towards which the country has invested a large part of its<br>resources.<br>The large allocations for residences, e.g., for university students (0.9 billion euros),<br>outline the framework of these investments in which the renewed approach to the<br>theme of housing is can be represented by the &amp;quot;National Innovative Program for<br>Quality of Housing" (2.8 billion euros) and the "Safe Green Social ERP Program" (2<br>billion euros).<br>Both programs highlight the rethinking of housing policy today understood as social<br>infrastructure. In them we can identify some of the most recent lines of research in the<br>discipline of architectural technology: from the renewed demand approach, which<br>leads to the identification of indicators to guide the design and evaluation of<br>proposals, to the consolidation of process management, which allows the<br>identification of a temporal and organizational structure immediately comprehensible,<br>up to the environmental and digital transition.</p> Adolfo F. L. Baratta Copyright (c) 2022 Adolfo F. L. Baratta https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 20 25 10.36253/techne-13435 Residential building renovation market, new and old drivers for the construction sector https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/13438 <p>According to CRESME estimates in 2021, the value of construction production in Italy was of<br>231.2 billion euros and 174.1 of these, equal to 75.3% of the total amount, are interventions that<br>can be classified as extraordinary (130.2 billion) and ordinary (43.9 billion) maintenance while only<br>24.7% can be ascribed to investments in new buildings.<br>The recovery wave, as CRESME began to call it thirty years ago, became a real tidal wave in<br>2021 and in 2022, and it will be probably the same in 2023. The basic assumptions have been the<br>same for so long, guaranteeing the certainty and the increasing size of the wave: age and antiquity<br>of the building stock; irregular maintenance cycles; energy inefficiency; vulnerability and exposure<br>to seismic and hydrogeological risk. At the same time, the pandemic has brought the house at the<br>centre of the family thinking with a more important role than before.<br>The pandemic has also generated a new economic policy, which for maintenance has meant a<br>new period of incentives with an exceptional, unbalanced effect on the market. The incentives<br>allowed to reduce the price gap between the "micro-demand/micro-offer" model and the<br>industrial one and they changed the game rules by shifting the centre of gravity of a part of the<br>market towards a more complex, formally bureaucratized structure, and financially structured in a<br>new way.</p> Lorenzo Bellicini Copyright (c) 2022 Lorenzo Bellicini https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 26 32 10.36253/techne-13438 Housing Innovation and the Toronto Model for Urbanism https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/13439 <p>This article covers the development of an innovative local model for housing, neighbourhood<br>design and urban redevelopment that can be described as the Toronto model for development. In<br>reaction to the modernist "superblock" urban model in the 1970's Toronto developed a<br>preservationist inspired model for urban redevelopment that was centred on complete mixed-use<br>mixed-tenure neighbourhoods with green squares, streets, low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise<br>development based on a vibrant public realm. The artcile covers the seminal work by Diamond<br>Myers on the Dundas Sherbourne and Beverley Place housing projects, then follows to the<br>landmark Crombie Park housing development of the 70's and 80's, discusses the Harbourfront<br>Centre development of the 80's and 90's and then focuses on the Regent Park redevelopment at<br>the start of the 20 th &nbsp;century.&nbsp; An overview of the next generation of urban redevelopment with<br>East Bayfront, Quayside and Villier's Island provides an overview of the how the model will evolve<br>to meet the challenges of creating climate positive communities for the next 30 years.&nbsp;Fifty years<br>on, these projects reflect how the tradition continues to grow and improve incorporating new<br>explicit goals for resilience and sustainability implicit in the original model as the city redevelops<br>its waterfront.</p> Luigi Ferrara Copyright (c) 2022 Luigi Ferrara https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 33 39 10.36253/techne-13439 New horizons of the energy transition: challenges and opportunities for the building sector https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/13440 <p>Photovoltaic (PV) energy systems are on their way to becoming the cheapest form of electricity<br>production in most countries during the coming years (Vartiainen et al., 2020) . It has already<br>reached a cost level that makes it competitive in several market segments in which the cost of<br>generating electricity from PV has already reached parity with retail electricity prices (i.e.,<br>socket parity). High natural gas prices with as consequence high electricity prices further<br>highlight the importance of PV competitiveness and bill savings for PV owners.<br>At the sametime, PV is particularly suited for the integration into existing and new<br>infrastructure, for example, in buildings, canopies, sound barriers, and the like. For this reason,<br>solar PV represents a key technology for prosumers at the building, district, and city level.<br>The renovation of EU residential buildings is a sector that holds a huge potential to meet the EU<br>policy goals related to EPBD (EnergyPerformance in Buildings directive, 2018/844/EU) , buildings<br>integrated RES (RES Directive EU 2018/2001) and renovation wave (Renovation wave for<br>Europe, 2020).<br>Several EU projects have tackled these challenges, developing new technologies, solutions,<br>tools and methodologies to efficiently renovate EU building stock and maximize RES (renewable<br>energy sources) exploitaition.<br>In particular, a European project H2020 named EnergyMatching (“H2020 EU Energy Matching,”<br>n.d.) , coordinated by Eurac Research, addresses these challenges by developing new concepts<br>and technologies to maximize the RES (Renewable Energy Sources) harvesting in the built<br>environment. Within the project, cost-effective adaptive building skin solutions are developed<br>and demonstrated as part of an optimised building energy system, optimizing the interaction<br>between buildings and energy systems for the best match between decentralised RES-based<br>energy production and building load profiles.</p> David Moser Laura Maturi Copyright (c) 2022 David Moser, Laura Maturi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 40 45 10.36253/techne-13440 Reportage https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/13447 Francesca Thiébat Copyright (c) 2022 Francesca Thiébat https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 46 51 10.36253/techne-13447 Pre-existence and prefabrication. Lacaton & Vassal: methodologies for social housing renovation https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12811 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">«Our approach is to give more to do better. In France, between 2006 and 2015, 125,000 dwellings were demolished and 100,000 rebuilt. The cost of demolition and reconstruction of one dwelling amounted to 165,000 euros. Our alternative approach showed that it is possible to significantly transform a dwelling for the cost of 55,000 euros. Transformation means openness, extension, more space, more light, more freedom of use» (Lacaton, 2020). This article discusses the methodologies developed by<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp; </span>Lacaton &amp; Vassal for social housing in French suburbs and examines their “alternative approach” from a constructional and bioclimatic standpoint. Two emblematic cases are taken as an example: the transformation of the Bois-le-Prêtre in Paris and the renovation of three residential blocks in the Grand Parc of Bordeaux.</span></p> Nicola Panzini Vito Quadrato Copyright (c) 2022 Nicola Panzini, Vito Quadrato https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 52 62 10.36253/techne-12811 The ANIC neighbourhood in Pisticci. From company town to regenerative Hub for a necessary transition https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12867 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This contribution focusses on the critical reading of the A.N.I.C. (former National Hydrogenation Fuel Company) neighbourhood in Pisticci (Mt), a model of a working-class neighbourhood envisaged by Enrico Mattei in the 1960s. It is an interesting collective and spatial system that ‘breaks’ the traditional social structure of Lucania Materana. The ANIC, now almost completely abandoned, can be rethought in an ecosystemic vision as a regenerative microcosm that becomes a working method, a method that, starting from Pisticci, aims to reimagine the reasons for the development of an entire territory and give life to a project that is rooted in the great political challenges that contemporaneity is preparing to face.</span></p> Mariangela Bellomo Antonella Falotico Copyright (c) 2022 Mariangela Bellomo, Antonella Falotico https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 63 72 10.36253/techne-12867 Intervention strategies for renewed living ecologies. The Belgian experience https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12865 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Demolition-reconstruction interventions and deep renovation interventions are the main strategies implemented with the aim of adapting the existing residential heritage. In particular, the deep renovation interventions are at the centre of a cultural debate, as evidenced by the research carried out on large modernist peripheral settlements. In this context, it is interesting to investigate how this approach can be applied to those historic urban tissues and smaller centres that strongly characterise the Italian and European territory. Starting from the analysis of several case studies identified in the Belgian context, the work codifies archetypes of intervention on technological units and analyses their limits and potential of application to the Italian context with the aim of opening a debate between conservation approaches and adaptation approaches.</span></p> Federico Orsini Copyright (c) 2022 Federico Orsini https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 73 84 10.36253/techne-12865 Building the “Earth City”. A vision for the suburbs in Reggio Calabria https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12877 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The state of decay of the Italian social housing heritage built in the second half of the 20th century calls for a reflection on the prospects of contemporary housing. After a rapid examination of some pivotal regeneration interventions developed in the European context, two suburban districts of the city of Reggio Calabria, Archi CEEP and Arghillà, are taken as emblematic case studies. Here, a design hypothesis is proposed for them: following a reinterpretation of some modern and contemporary theories on the city, this proposal brings the attention back to the land, based on the idea of an expanded house that welcomes the landscape, ,that is, an “earth city”, a formal unity of city and countryside, city and nature, which outlines a possible research perspective on the theme of living in a new urbanity.</span></p> Marina Tornatora Maria Lorenza Crupi Copyright (c) 2022 Rosa Marina Tornatora, Maria Lorenza Crupi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 85 93 10.36253/techne-12877 Domestic Commons in Mumbai and Auroville https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12861 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">India is a significant contemporary design laboratory for collective housing models in terms of both the construction of housing that experiments with new building materials and technologies and the design of flexible housing in informal contexts. Starting with a historical review of housing models created by B.V. Doshi and Charles Correa in the mid-1900s, this paper compares recent collective housing projects designed by Anupama Kundoo and Bijoy Jain (Studio Mumbai) in Auroville and Mumbai. The chosen projects explore new prototypes for housing and demonstrate the ability to respond in an original way to the growing challenges linked to environmental and social sustainability, opening up to new typological and technological experimentation.</span></p> Giulia Setti Copyright (c) 2022 Giulia Setti https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 94 102 10.36253/techne-12861 Designing value creation. Towards a transformation of peripheral neighbourhoods https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12864 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This article proposes an integration of methods and sources from the field of architectural design, on the one hand, and evaluation disciplines, on the other. By analysing some emerging trends in the residential demand, highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic but referable to phenomena characterised by much longer trajectories, the research aims to highlight certain criticalities and shortcomings in the current design and evaluation practices and to shed new light on the potential value of spaces that are typically underused – and underestimated – but highly transformable. The text thus introduces a critical-methodological reflection, which offers a new perspective for the study of neighbourhoods characterised by a high level of “peripheralisation”.</span></p> Caterina Quaglio Elena Todella Isabella Lami Copyright (c) 2022 Caterina Quaglio, Elena Todella, Isabella Lami https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 103 112 10.36253/techne-12864 Reinhabiting villages: the residential heritage of small towns between evaluation and prospects https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12905 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Small Italian villages, despite their significant variety , share the abundance of precious natural and cultural assets, the poor accessibility and the polycentrism that, historically, qualifies their settlements and a potential development process focused on the combination of innovation and tradition i.e. on the conservation and enhancement of their heritages. Scholars from different backgrounds have recently been emphasising the need to adopt integrated revitalisation policies in this regard, highlighting the role historic fabrics assume in their relationships – past, present and future – with contexts. Investigating the current state of studies on the subject, this paper highlights the instances, methods, purposes and limits of the approaches reserved for “residence” in this scenario, composing their possible critic appraisal.</span></p> Marina D'Aprile Copyright (c) 2022 Marina D'Aprile https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 113 118 10.36253/techne-12905 Energy communities: a tool to rehabilitate post-war reconstruction buildings https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12873 <p class="p1"><span class="s1"> In 2050, about 80% of the European building stock will consist of buildings currently in use. In Italy, a significant share of such stock was built during post-war reconstruction through the Ina Casa social housing programme, which solved such problems as unemployment and housing demand. The rationale behind the building focussed on tradition and saving and drove the implementation of architectural solutions which do not meet the current European Green Deal requirements. Due to the energy crisis, such architectural solutions are also expensive to manage. The wish to rehabilitate the above-mentioned stock stimulates the adoption of new instruments, such as energy communities and participatory energy management models. These instruments achieve a sustainable energy set-up and drive both social and economic development.</span></p> Valentino Manni Luca Saverio Valzano Copyright (c) 2022 Valentino Manni, Luca Saverio Valzano https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 119 126 10.36253/techne-12873 The Requalification of contemporary cultural heritage: the case of Author’s Urban Peripheries https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12853 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The research focuses on the criteria and solutions of technological-environmental intervention for contemporary cultural heritage and in particular for public housing with the Author’s declination. The proposed methodology, through the analysis of works carried out and the main approaches, the identification of the typical programmatic aspects, the deduction of guidelines for a conscious and compatible design and the definition of an evaluation protocol of the solutions implemented through indicators, aims to provide a decision-making and operational tool through which to guide the choices of the designers and administrations involved, in the different phases and at the different scales of the project.</span></p> Silvia Nigro Copyright (c) 2022 Silvia Nigro https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 127 135 10.36253/techne-12853 Environmental design and urban regeneration for the peripheral areas in North Naples https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12874 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The worsening of climate risks means climate adaptation measures and the acceleration of transition towards carbon neutrality need to be strengthened according to international Building renovation guidelines. The vulnerability to climate impacts and the inadequate performance of the built environment in the suburbs of cities determine the urgency required to intervene on these contexts through regenerative processes oriented to achieve the objectives of Green Transition. This paper presents the results of the research carried out by the Federico II University “PER_CENT/ PERIPHERIES AT THE CENTRE”. The research develops a methodology for the ecosystem-based renewal of the projects of the post-earthquake PSER (<em>Programma Sperimentale di Edilizia Residenziale</em>) in North Naples.</span></p> Federica Dell'Acqua Copyright (c) 2022 Federica Dell'Acqua https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 136 144 10.36253/techne-12874 Regenerating informal habitat in marginal areas through a people-oriented approach https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12882 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This study, carried out by a multidisciplinary research team, deals with the participatory regeneration process of a marginal residential area in the city of Rome. The research focuses on the theme of urban health and the improvement of indoor and outdoor living conditions according to a people-oriented approach. The work was carried out on two fronts: desk research based on urban, health and socio-demographic sources, and a series of field studies. An operational protocol valid in informal contexts, which escape official censuses, was thus elaborated in order to assign objective values of social and housing discomfort, to measure the concept of urban welfare and to identify possible regeneration strategies for the informal habitat. </span></p> Alessandra Battisti Alberto Calenzo Livia Calcagni Copyright (c) 2022 Alessandra Battisti, Alberto Calenzo, Livia Calcagni https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 145 156 10.36253/techne-12882 How Will We Live Together? A Comparative Analysis of Housing Cooperatives in Zurich and Barcelona https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12871 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This article provides a comparative analysis of two models of not-for-profit housing cooperatives with shared ownership and limited equity in Zurich and Barcelona as non-speculative and participatory processes that contribute to the accessibility and adequacy of an architectural project, which arose from a bottom-up debate on alternative housing models. The cases cited are characterised by high architectural quality and typological innovation and follow high energy standards and environmental sustainability criteria. The investigation consists of a theoretical study according to critically selected bibliographic sources and the analysis of the case studies with an action-research method. The aim of the research is to investigate the nature of the model, measure its effectiveness and hypothesise its applicability in other similar contexts. </span></p> Ludovica Rolando Copyright (c) 2022 Ludovica Rolando https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 157 165 10.36253/techne-12871 The regenerative project for hybrid evolutionary buildings’ Active Resilience Convertibility Enhancement https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12870 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This paper deals with the enhancement of the project for the intervention on existing disused buildings with three sequential objectives: converting tertiary buildings to the hybrid housing function; regenerating buildings, providing them with continuous transformative capacity and making them functionally convertible; providing a housing model of temporary uage duration, according to the principle of House as a Service. Considering the temporal variable, the proposal defines criteria that guide the reconversion of buildings in relation to the dynamic needs of the different categories of users and stakeholders who are involved in the decision-making process and, through the hedonic price method, investigates the influence that the qualities attributed to the performance of the building have on the formation of their value, highlighting the perception of value and the acceptance of green performances.</span></p> Giulia Vignati Gianluca Pozzi Leopoldo Sdino Marta Dell'Ovo Elisabetta Ginelli Copyright (c) 2022 Gianluca Pozzi, Elisabetta Ginelli, Leopoldo Sdino, Giulia Vignati, Marta Dell'Ovo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 166 176 10.36253/techne-12870 From the building refurbishment to the urban regeneration of the Quartiere Cogne of Aosta. A multidisciplinary approach https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12883 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">The <em>Quartiere Cogne</em> was erected at the beginning of the last century to house workers and managers employed at the new steel works. The whole neighbourhood is now affected by a wide-ranging transformation project which combines the features of aspects which really pertain to architectural building refurbishment within a broader framework of urban regeneration. Part of this project is financed by the National Programme for the Quality of Living. The design develops dwelling models aimed at strengthening the social structure at various levels (family, block, community, neighbourhood, local associations), making the most of local features. It includes initiatives to foster inclusion based on a broad network of infrastructures and services. An important feature is transition spaces, semi-private and semi-public, in which the idea and the quality of community is challenged. The aim is to give more natural and sustainable responses to instances of sharing and common use for collective housing in the Alpine area.</span></p> Mauro Berta Luca Caneparo Copyright (c) 2022 Mauro Berta, Luca Caneparo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 177 186 10.36253/techne-12883 Quality of housing for inner areas between specialised supply, proximity welfare and production of new economies https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12875 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This paper focuses on the issue of housing in inner areas, presenting a project of the candidacy of the Campania region for the PINQuA national funding programme, which was launched by the Italian Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport in 2020. The project is based on the hypothesis that it is possible to reverse the demographic trend in marginalised areas – characterised by a declining population, a high old-age index, a lack of basic services and, at the same time, a high potential for innovation – with building renovation and differentiated housing offers with high standards of quality and services. Through a systemic and place-based approach, the research uses pilot cases to experiment on themes linked to new housing demands, digital and green innovation, proximity welfare and social cohesion through a multi-actor and multi-level process.</span></p> Katia Fabbricatti Adelina Picone Vincenzo Tenore Fabrizio Ascione Gilda Berruti Enrico Formato Cristina Mattiucci Alessandro Sgobbo Copyright (c) 2022 Katia Fabbricatti, Adelina Picone, Vincenzo Tenore, Fabrizio Ascione, Gilda Berruti, Enrico Formato, Cristina Mattiucci, Alessandro Sgobbo https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 187 197 10.36253/techne-12875 Student housing in architectural renovation and urban regeneration projects https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12855 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">University student living is an evolving form of housing, subject to significant investment and design experimentation. In Italy, Law 338/2000 gave a strong stimulus to the construction of student residences, incentivised the renovation of the existing building stock and produced significant results in terms of architectural and urban redevelopment throughout the country. The considerations outlined are the result of several years of research that has seen the working group engaged in the definition of project standards and in the activities of project investigation and the monitoring of the realisations conducted in support of the ministerial evaluation (MUR) of co-financing applications. The data acquired in the course of the research constitute an unprecedented wealth of knowledge on the phenomenon of student housing in the last fifteen years in Italy.</span></p> Roberto Bologna Copyright (c) 2022 Roberto Bologna https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 198 206 10.36253/techne-12855 Innovative processes for social housing. The multiannual funding programmes of L 338 https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12849 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Law 338/00 emerges from the structural absence of programming aimed at social housing and is used to programme and implement, thanks to state funding, processes aimed at satisfying a specific housing demand of university residences. The importance of the law is due to multiple aspects, including the experimental nature, the definition of dimensional standards and procedural clarity. , Thanks to the collection and processing of data unique in quantity and originality, the contribution aims to describe the innovative process, reporting some results from twenty years of research, both methodological and applicative, aimed at identifying the virtues and criticalities of the multiyear funding programme and comparing expected and achieved results.</span></p> Claudio Piferi Copyright (c) 2022 Claudio Piferi https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 207 217 10.36253/techne-12849 Data-driven urban regeneration: university housing in the ex-Corradini factory in Naples https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12863 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This paper develops a decision-making methodology for urban regeneration projects based on the use of data-driven procedures and technologies for the conversion of former industrial areas to residential use. The proposed approach is aimed at the elaboration of an information management protocol for the generation of design scenarios, starting from the assessment of the regulatory and technical compatibility of the possible transformations with the existing constraints. This paper describes the application of the methodology to several buildings in the ex-Corradini complex in Naples to be used for different types of residential functions, in a framework of high uncertainty and complexity, also due to the inaccessibility and abandonment of the site.</span></p> Sergio Ermolli Giuliano Galluccio Copyright (c) 2022 Giuliano Galluccio, Sergio Ermolli https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 218 228 10.36253/techne-12863 TRAceS: experimental processes to simulate “carbon neutral” urban habitats https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12872 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This research addresses the issue of process innovation for the transformation of the built environment aimed at <em>carbon neutral</em> objectives in urban space. The design experience is based on a <em>game-based learning</em> approach in which collaborative processes and digital technologies support the performance response of the project actions. The collected information is processed with the intention of configuring a digital serious game as an interactive space where citizen, designer and public administrators can understand and simulate urban transformation scenarios and seek shared solutions that can contain the local ecological footprint as close as possible to the sustainable limit. </span></p> Manuela Romano Matteo Clementi Alessandro Rogora Copyright (c) 2022 Manuela Romano, Matteo Clementi, Alessandro Rogora https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 229 241 10.36253/techne-12872 Positive Energy Districts and deep renovation actions to move beyond the 2025 EU Targets https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12887 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Starting from selected results of the COST ACTION PED-EU-NET and IEA EBC Annex 83 PEDs, this article presents an overview of the European projects that, in recent years, have made it possible to evolve from the nZEB concept (applied to deep renovation interventions) towards the Positive Energy District model, redefining the spatial, functional, organisational, technological and environmental aspects of the interscalar relationship between housing, building and settlement. The ambition is to affect the ongoing change positively, developing tools for knowledge and validation of current experiences, generating new shared values of an ecological-environmental matrix and promoting quality of life, inclusion and social sustainability.</span></p> Rosa Romano Maria Beatrice Andreucci Emanuela Giancola Copyright (c) 2022 Rosa Romano, Maria Beatrice Andreucci, Emanuela Giancola https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 242 253 10.36253/techne-12887 Emergent dwelling. Requests for designing a human-scale and climate-proof lifetime house https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/12866 <p class="p1"><span class="s1">This contribution presents part of the results produced by the University of Naples Federico II in the project PRIN 2017 TECH-START. The research investigates how the challenges of the circular economy and climate mitigation, combined with digital technologies, require new organisations for contemporary dwelling, including the need for healthy and safe environments. The contribution studies the concept of emergent dwelling with the aim of achieving a set of design requirements consistent with the many, diverse forms of living. These requirements apply to the project of a multigenerational lifetime house, selecting those most suitable for a smart residency that integrates the socio-productive and health care chain into the territory, with particular reference to the elderly population and the most fragile groups in a life-course perspective.</span></p> Erminia Attaianese Maddalena Illario Marina Rigillo Copyright (c) 2022 Marina Rigillo, Erminia Attaianese, Maddalena Illario https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 254 263 10.36253/techne-12866 Controcorrente https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/13523 <p>-</p> Antonella Violano Alfonso Femia Copyright (c) 2022 Antonella Violano https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-08-10 2022-08-10 24 264 268 10.36253/techne-13523 Reviews https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/13441 Francesca Giglio Copyright (c) 2022 Francesca Giglio https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 269 270 10.36253/techne-13441 Paola Ascione, Conoscenza e progetto nei quartieri d’autore. Tecnologia e ambiente negli interventi di Luigi Cosenza https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/13442 Monica Lavagna Copyright (c) 2022 Monica Lavagna https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 271 272 10.36253/techne-13442 Lacaton A., Vassal J.P., Walker E., Puente M. (a cura di), lacaton&vassal: free space transformation habiter / espacio libre transformación habiter https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/13443 Massimo Rossetti Copyright (c) 2022 Massimo Rossetti https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 273 274 10.36253/techne-13443 Hofstetter K., Miessgang M., Pluch K., Scheuvens R., Wolfgring C. (a cura di), New Social Housing. Positions on the IBA_VIENNA 2022 https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/13444 Teresa Villani Copyright (c) 2022 Teresa Villani https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 275 277 10.36253/techne-13444 Building envelope: techniques, languages, transparencies https://oaj.fupress.net/index.php/techne/article/view/13448 <div>The rate of technological innovation relating to materials, production&nbsp;processes, construction products and&nbsp;components is increasingly reflected in&nbsp;the framework of the transformations&nbsp;taking place for the design solutions of&nbsp;the building envelope.&nbsp;This, intended as a sensitive and selective interface with the environment,&nbsp;has gradually become the privileged&nbsp;place of research for constructive experiments aimed at optimizing performance in terms of comfort and energy&nbsp;saving, summarizing many of the technological and performance, functional and aesthetic issues, typical of the contemporary architecture project.&nbsp;It can be said that the theme of the façade design is one of the last areas that&nbsp;belong to the architect-designer; just&nbsp;like the designer of objects, the architect is called to design “the body” of&nbsp;the building, to define its communicative and expressive capacity, the image&nbsp;(Paris, 2010).</div> Alessandro Claudi de Saint Mihiel Copyright (c) 2022 Alessandro Claudi de Saint Mihiel https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 2022-07-26 2022-07-26 24 278 283 10.36253/techne-13448