Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

REUSE OF ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS: SHAPING URBAN SUSTAINABILITY

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Massimiliano Condotta, Elisa Zatta

Keywords: 

reuse, sustainable development goals, circular economy, material culture, Spain.

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Abstract

Innovating the more resource-intensive sectors of our economy appears to be fundamental to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. If properly implemented during the design process, circular economy could limit the significant energetic and material footprint of construction and foster its shift towards ecological sustainability. Within these practices, making use of reclaimed products and components in new buildings could broaden the positive impacts even more, involving both the environmental and the cultural perspectives. Starting from the example of Mediterranean architecture, where reutilisation strategies have traditionally represented an expression of comprehensive sustainability, this paper focuses on the contemporary context. The research examines how the reuse of architectural elements could allow several cross-cutting contributions to the SDGs’ targets.

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SMC N.11 2020

SMC MAGAZINE N. ELEVEN/2020

001_ COVER AND INDEX

005_ VIEW_Sustainable construction, social health and Sustainable Development Goals
Dora Francese

019_ BOARDS AND INFORMATION

FOCUS ON SDG 2030 ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN

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025_Cultural landscapes and Sustainable development: the role of ecomuseums
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030_ Rehabilitation and upgrading of the Medina of Marrakech, a major heritage project
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035_ The regeneration of public heritage estate in Campania: an assessment approach
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041_ Reusing resources and recycling spaces for landscape entitlement
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048_ Creating a form language for Sorrento gardens
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053_ Living with water: the role of Technology
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058_ Influence of occupants’ behaviour on energy use in buildings. Field survey case study
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064_ Strata variations. Sustainable Architecture for the promotion of landscape heritage
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070_ Urban design and climate mutation of Mediterranean areas. Learning from hot regions
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076_ Climate action and SDGS’ attainment: insulation materials’ impacts assessment
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081_ Piezoelectric flooring and public space
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087_ Reuse of architectural elements: shaping urban sustainability
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093_ Demolition or renovation? A controversial case in Pozzuoli
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099_ The use of recycled materials for sustainable construction systems
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105_ Strategies and design tools for smart residential interventions for the elderly
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111_ Automated design process for cost-effective sustainable Architecture. A performance based approach
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117_ Energy performances analysis in extreme climate change scenarios through BIM simulations
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122_ Crafts in the Mediterranean area: cultural values and employment opportunities
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