Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction



Giorgio Giallocosta, Simona Lanza, Francesca Pirlone, Pietro Ugolini

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Evolutive developments that aimed to optimize safety measures designed to protect cultural heritage from catastrophic events of hydrologic and hydraulic nature, represent, in the assumption here used, different acceptations comprehensive of many aspects: fruibility, coevolution, urban fabric characteristics, plurality of values, etc. Above all, requalification and function optimization contribute to assure efficacy of risk prevention and mitigation measures making these measures more shared and accepted: it is then necessary for function optimization to guarantee a coherent requalification plan (allocation of compatible functions, economic and social revitalization, etc.). Above all, historical centres are contexts of relevance, even more when peculiarities are taken into consideration along with fruitive and perceptive potentials that do distort such peculiarities but are adequate to nowadays needs and expectations. In this sense, a correct redesigning of historical centres don’t disrupt original settlings (cultural, architectural, testimonial, etc.) but it defines and schedules new uses and compatible functions avoiding use fossilization and/or consequences based on spontaneity.
The outcomes of two researches carried out in 2002-20041 and 2007-20102 have demonstrated new evolutive hypotheses about protection measures for cultural heritage in case of some catastrophic events analyzed according to the conceptions here briefly expressed. A historic centre, an area, or portion of territory that can be considered, or not, cultural heritage, represent complex systems in which differentiated dynamics interact, which need to be preliminarily acquired – in cognitive terms – so as to define consistent and suitable strategies. Only in this sense, it is possible to guarantee approaches directed as well to the active safeguard of social and territorial contexts also with regard to natural events (although almost negligible and of limited extent are the steps forward done by Italian legislative bodies in this direction). […]


SMC N.02 2015


001_ COVER

003_VIEW Water and Mediterranean Construction: How to Build a Soft and Clean Future
Dora Francese



009_Water-scapes in Architectural Design Thinking – a Discussion on Water as Conceptual Cultural Sustainable Design Element
Marina Mihaila

014_ Variability of Groundwater Resources in the Cilento Region (Southern Italy)
Vincenzo Allocca, Pantalone De Vita, Ferdinando Manna

020_Rivers to Live by: The Economic, Social, Cultural Benefits of Rivers and the Role of Architecture in Its Enhancement
Fani Vavili, Sonia Gkounta

025_Patagonia. Water and Built Habitat
Liliana Lolich

030_The Khettaras: a Traditional Management System of the Moroccan Drylands
Khalid Rkha Chaham

033_The Water and Architectural Identity in Mediterranean Buildings
Nicolina Mastrangelo, Emanuela Adamo

038_ Leonardo and the Drawnings of Hydraulic Mines
Adriana Rossi, Luis Palmero, Armando Dinaro

044_“River Cities”: Urban Structure and Configurational Analysis
Angela Esposito

048_Analysis of the Architectural/Historic Heritage and Preventive Mitigation Actions Against Hydraulic Risks
Giorgio Giallocosta, Simona Lanza, Francesca Pirlone, Pietro Ugolini

055_Water Saving Assessment in Residential Buildings
Luca Buoninconti, Cristian Filagrossi Ambrosino

066_Water and Social Housing Architecture
Dora Francese

078_Rising Damp in Historical Buildings: Restoration Using the Charge Neutralization Technology (CNT) Domodry
Roberto Castelluccio, Michele Rossetto

089_Design for Hydrocitizens: Architectural Responses to the Defend-Retreat-Attack scenario
Graeme Evans

093_Urban Stormwater Drainage Management by Low Impact Development Practices
Maurizio Giugni, Francesco De Paola

099_Climate Changes, Adaptation, Construction
Adriano Paolella

103_The Quality Problem in Water Distribution Systems
Domenico Pianese, Carmine Covelli, Luigi Cimorelli, Andrea D’Aniello, Francesco Orlando

111_Innovative Water Concepts for the Resilience to Climate Change of East Naples: a Knowledge Transfer-based Design Approach Social Housing Architecture
Cristina Visconti

117_The Eco-friendly Wastewater Treatment at Mountain Refuges: a Short Overview of the Most Promising Technologies
Domenico Caputo, Daniela Piscopo

121_Water Form: Technologies by Nature
Rossella Siani

126_Sea City: the Waterfront of Naples
Viviana Del Naja


132_The Intercultural Seminar “The Sea as a Bridge between Energy Resources and Social Sharing of Land”, November the 27th, 2014

140_The International Seminar ”Recovering River Landscapes”, September the 28th-30th, 2015

141_The Bio-Architecture Workshops of INBAR Sicily: Light, Earth, Water,…, December the 18th-19th, 2015


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