Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction



Starlight Vattano

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In the last few years a renewed interest in the regional context of Mediterranean basin has been displayed. Environmental and economical issues are among those most frequently treated topics. In this cultural context, the urban conformation of historic Mediterranean areas is allowing a development of urban identity concept, heading toward a multicentre structure of the city, as result of projects for reducing CO2 emissions, strengthening of social cohesion and environmental sustainability. In the physiognomy of the Mediterranean city, a system consisting of a few elements, can be read by different urban and cultural characteristics as each city has an excessive variety and fragmentation which makes difficult the identification of a historic Mediterranean model. Some of the Mediterranean elements are: stratification of road layouts and buildings, splitting of neighbourhoods, recognition of urban spaces, overlapping and mixture of architectural types. Among the factors that determine a particular interest in the stratification of urban centres, with a vision of smart regeneration for sustainable future city, we can also identify the influence of sociological and cultural field. Thinking about urban Mediterranean context means deepening features and formal differences of morphological settlement and urban design of historic city, looking to the matters that allow investigating the original conformation of the historical city, evolution and construction techniques that over time have defined urban areas. Talking about regeneration of historic spaces, the idea of regeneration through buildings retrofit puts together a framework of actions that aims at the recovery of places identity.
The proposed research aims to the identification of factors, within the historic areas, that constitute urban heritage, proposing a way to restore the functions of urban historicized and layered spaces and a new definition of smart urban design, inside the historic centre, by the relationships among elements towards a smart city. The goal is to advance some urban regeneration hypothesis through the restatement of their identity and the implementation of new technologies towards new ways of functioning that historic centres in the Mediterranean city should have. […]


SMC N.01 2014


001_ COVER

003_VIEW Constructing for the De-Growth in the Mediterranean Region
Dora Francese




007_ Earth Architecture in Sardinia. Identity and Design
Antonello Sanna

012_ Mechanical Characterization of Some Roman Adobe Masonries at the Archaeological Site of Suasa
Stefano Lenci, Enrico Quagliarini

018_Mud Brick Architecture and the Case of Korestia Villages in Greece
Nafsika Exintaveloni, Athanassios Balasas, Fani Vavili

023_Earth Architecture in North of Portugal – Case Study From Vernacular to Contemporary
Paulo Mendonça

029_The Walls of Buildings in the Rural Area of Molise. A Bioclimatic Subsystem between Limestone, Brick and Raw Earth
Gigliola Ausiello, Domenico Fornaro

034_Recovering the Mediterranean Cultural Landscape with Rammed Earth
Dora Francese

040_A Possible Innovation in the Traditional Manufacturing of the Galeb Brick in Southern Tunisia
Fouad Ben Ali, Fabio Iucolano, Barbara Liguori, Domenico Caputo, Daniela Piscopo, Marina Fumo

044_Architecture of Earth and Shade
Flaviano Maria Lorusso

050 _ReHAb: a Project for Participative Retrofitting with Earth and Local Materials
Grégoire Paccoud, Roberto Pennacchio

055_Sustainable Development and New “Ancient Opportunities”: the Raw Earth
Maria Cristina Forlani, Luciana Mastrolonardo

063_Environmental Assessment of Products in Raw Earth
Patrizia Milano

070_The Earthen Architecture and Standard Requirements
Paola De Joanna

075_The Stabilization and the Thermal Resistance of the Rammed Earth
Luca Buoninconti

080_Adobe Bricks as a Structural Material. Perspective Applications to Vault
Maurizio Angelillo, Antonio Fortunato


086_Saint Mary’s Abbey and Saint Filadelfo’s Church (Italy). The Mediterranean Architecture
Màrcia Regina Escorteganha, Marina Fumo, Jacqueline Bayon, Essaid Bilal, Franciele Laner

090_Magna Grecia and Mediterraneo. The settlement of Akropolis
Rosa Maria Giusto

096_A Building Technique for Realization of Opening Bearing Walls of Salento
Fabrizio Leccisi, Paola Francesca Nisticò

100_Smart Heritage as Regeneration of Historic Mediterranean Cities
Starlight Vattano

105_City Mood. About (Cultural) State of the City Space
Marina Mihaila

108_Instruments for the Calculation of Energy Performance in Historical Buildings
Marta Calzolari, Pietromaria Davoli

115_Modeling for Project Design: Instruments for Sustainable and Integrated Design
Giacomo Chiesa, Orio De Paoli



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