Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

TANKING UP WITH ARCHITECTURE. The Lago do Jardim de Jericó in Valverde, Portugal

Authors

 Stefanos Antoniadis, Luigi Stendardo

Keywords:

water, watergy, water infrastructure, landscape, Portugal.

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Abstract

Current geopolitical, economic, and climatic issues make careless territorial management of water resources no longer sustainable. The topical critical climatic situation we are continuously facing – namely the increasingly long periods of drought, alternated with violent and abundant rainfall concentrated in the space of a few days – is pushing us to consider the improvement of efficiency of water systems as a matter of great urgency. By its very nature, hydraulic infrastructure is conceived at the scale of the landscape, and its networks spread throughout our territories and affect the development of human settlements. Nevertheless, as a set of technological devices, water infrastructure is intrinsically doomed to loss of efficiency and obsolescence over time. Besides technical engineering issues, working on the architectural form when coping with hydraulic design may be a successful strategy to control the life cycle of such pieces of infrastructure, while designing the contemporary landscape. The the Tank of Valverde (fig.1), Portugal, is a paradigmatic example of water architecture capable of stimulating reflections strategies in the virtuous direction of sustainable design.

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SMC N.17 2023

SMC MAGAZINE N. SEVNTEEN/2023

001_COVER AND INDEX

005_ TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION: BIOCLIMATIC VOCATION AND RECOVERY STRATEGIES
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017_ BOARDS AND INFORMATION

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018_ TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN BIOCLIMATIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONTROLLING OUTDOOR MICROCLIMATES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION
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023_ THE IMPACT OF MODIFYING COURTYARD WALL GEOMETRIES ON THERMAL PERFORMANCE AND NATURAL VENTILATION OF TWO-STOREY BUILDING
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029_ THE PROPAGATION OF PRESSURES IN A PANEL OF STONE MATERIAL
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A. Khiara, K. Rkha Chaham, S. Bensallam, M. Ibnoussina

046_ TANKING UP WITH ARCHITECTURE. The Lago do Jardim de Jericó in Valverde, Portugal
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051_ THE HIDDEN INGENUITY IN THE GREEK RURAL ARCHITECTURE
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057_ ENVIRONMENTAL RETROFITTING OF A SCHOOL BUILDING STOCK. NOTES FOR A DESIGN PROCESS MODEL
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063_ AT THE ROOTS OF ARCHITECTURE. THE PROJECT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN RURAL LANDSCAPE
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093_ ROCKFALL AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE SORRENTO-AMALFI PENINSULA
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099_ BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION: A COMPARISON BETWEEN TWO DESIGN PROPOSALS FOR A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
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