Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction



Paola De Joanna

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The mythical gardens of Babylon, wanted by Nabucodonosor, represent the apotheosis of the built green and refer to the custom and the perfect integration between the system of organized green and the living.
Whether true or false, the myth of the gardens of Babylon bears witness, like all the positive myths aimed at raising the spirit from the human condition, to an extraordinary vision that embodies the aspiration of man to integrate himself into the natural environment domesticating it for its own purposes.
Dedicating this issue of the SMC magazine to Green and, in particular, to Green in Mediterranean environments, has turned out to be an intriguing and difficult choice; the richness, variety and splendor of the vegetation of these territories and the refinement of the solutions that different cultures have developed over time, shape suggestive scenarios of inestimable value that are confronted with the new challenges and the radical changes of today’s living. In our imagination, the iconography of green in Mediterranean settlements marries architecture in a network of gardens, vegetable gardens, closed spaces, terraces, a vast repertoire born out of the functions for which the green was designed in relation to the needs of air conditioning, production, privacy and shadowing.The typical Mediterranean configuration of the green space circumscribed by walls or built volumes is the most explicit and recurrent form of the relationship between solids and voids in the anthropized settlements that becomes a transition zone in the sub-urban margin bands between the city nucleus and the surrounding area.(Sanesi G., Lafortezza R., 2003) […]


SMC N.09 2019



003_ VIEW_Green: the new challenge of living
Paola De Joanna



008_ The role of greenery in healtcare facilities for children
Artemis Kyrkou

013_Rethinking the green. Technical implementations, bioclimatic involvements and technological perspectives of greenery in Architecture
Valentina Frighi

018_The vegetation as a constant in the Mediterranean cultural landscape
Francisco Pérez Gallego

030_By using GIS technologies into the relationship between urban green and the social and built environment of the Municipality of Pozzuoli
Barbara Cardone, Ferdinando Di Martino, Salvatore Sessa

034_The configurational approach to measure the impact of green spaces on urban landscape
Valerio Di Pinto

040_Green building/infrastructure system with manifacturing/distribution strategy
Pliny Fisk III, Brittany M. Faulkner

044_The role of vegetation in the mechanism of absorption and acoustic isolation
Luca Buoninconti

049_Sensorium | Five senses interaction center. Green and smart healthcare facility
Tasos Tyrimos, Evangelos Chryafidis, Aliki Ralli, Marianna Pontiki

057_When the green enters the buildings: the beneficial impact on users
Ilaria Oberti, Michela Lecci

062_Green in hospital – The necessity
Fotini Daskayanni

066_Visions, perceptions and benefits of natural green
Giuseppe Vaccaro

073_What it means to plant a tree
Gigliola Ausiello, Enza Santoro

079_A method for the ecological use of vegetation in the built environment
Mauirizio Sibilla, Anna Barbati

086_Green materials and applications, the future for a green product design
Georgia Chieirchanteri

093_Integrated methodologies for the knowledge and regeneration of the Paestum site. The role of the nature between the temples and the sea
Riccardo Florio, Raffaele Catuogno, Teresa Della Corte

102_The forest as a tool to regenerate urban and sub-urban environments
Christina Conti, Giovanni La Varra, Ambra Pecile

107_Green interventions for reconnecting urban liminal spaces. Two experiences in research and teaching
Filippo Angelucci, Claudia Di Girolamo

112_Techno-functional green-lines. Comparing urban experiences
Rossella Franchino, Caterina Frettoloso, Francesca Muzzillo, Antonella Violano

120_Frontiers of green architecture
Sonia Capece, Camelia Chivaran

127_+4°C. Green design and extreme climate change
Federico Orsini

132_Green walls as nature-based solutions for urban and building resilience: a case study
Silvia Tedesco, Elena Montacchini, Roberto Giordano, Federica Larcher

137_Rooftop farming in Buenos Aires: nature-based solutions for urban resilience
Francesca De Filippi, Francesca Letizia, Emanuela Saporito

142_Green-algae resilient architecture
Antonella Violano, Monica Cannaviello

150_Sustainable technologies for bioregionalist architecture. Regulatory aspects and pilot experiences
Luca Buoninconti, Paola De Joanna, Giuseppe Vaccaro


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