Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

AT THE ROOTS OF ARCHITECTURE. THE PROJECT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN RURAL LANDSCAPE

Authors

 Bruna Di Palma

Keywords:

architectural design, rural architecture, rural landscape, Mediterranean architecture, traditional construction.

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Abstract

Almost ninety years after Pagano and Daniel’s research activities, the theme of rural architecture is charged with new meanings considering the most recent environmental crisis and the risk of abandonment of inland Mediterranean landscapes. Is it possible to recognize, in recent architectures, characters of resistance that respond to the most current criteria of renewal of this theme? The Village of S. Lourenço do Barrocal (Souto De Moura, 2017) reinterprets the constructive memory of way of living, agricultural traditions and ecological balance of the Alentejo. The Hillside Chapel (Siza, 2018), defines a space for the collective rituals of the community inhabiting the agricultural hamlet of Monte da Charneca, self-sufficient in water and energy. The Parelada underground winery (RCR, 2022), attached to a rural settlement in northern Catalonia, reinterprets the existing topography to realize a profound relationship between land, architecture and landscape. These interventions represent a return to the roots of architecture that urges further experimentation for the widespread inland rural landscapes of the Mediterranean.

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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
Dora Francese

017_ BOARDS AND INFORMATION

FOCUS ON TRADITIONAL CONSTRUCTION VERSUS SUSTAINABLE ISSUES

018_ TRADITION AND INNOVATION IN BIOCLIMATIC TECHNOLOGIES FOR CONTROLLING OUTDOOR MICROCLIMATES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION
Luigi Alini, Francesco Nocera, Maurizio Detommaso

023_ THE IMPACT OF MODIFYING COURTYARD WALL GEOMETRIES ON THERMAL PERFORMANCE AND NATURAL VENTILATION OF TWO-STOREY BUILDING
Ahmed A. Freewan, Anas Khatatbeh

029_ THE PROPAGATION OF PRESSURES IN A PANEL OF STONE MATERIAL
Luca Buoninconti

039_ RESTORATION OF MARRAKECH ANCIENT MEDINA FONDOUKS (MOROCCO) STEPS AND PROCESSES. Case of Fondouk El Kebbaj
A. Khiara, K. Rkha Chaham, S. Bensallam, M. Ibnoussina

046_ TANKING UP WITH ARCHITECTURE. The Lago do Jardim de Jericó in Valverde, Portugal
Stefanos Antoniadis, Luigi Stendardo

051_ THE HIDDEN INGENUITY IN THE GREEK RURAL ARCHITECTURE
Dimitrios Kontaxakis, Eleni NIkopoulou, Fani Vavili

057_ ENVIRONMENTAL RETROFITTING OF A SCHOOL BUILDING STOCK. NOTES FOR A DESIGN PROCESS MODEL
Roberto Bosco, Savino Giacobbe, Renata Valente

063_ AT THE ROOTS OF ARCHITECTURE. THE PROJECT IN THE MEDITERRANEAN RURAL LANDSCAPE
Bruna Di Palma

069_ BUILD UP A MODEL FOR ASSESSING SUSTAINABLE URBAN REDEVELOPMENT PERFORMANCE
Mustafa Al-Alwani, Suad Al-Fatlawi

073_ PLACES THAT TEACH HOW TO LIVE IN THE AGE OF ECOLOGICAL TRANSITION
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089_ DEVELOPING NEW METHOD FOR MORE SUSTAINABLE TRADITIONAL STREETS
M. Al-Alwani, M. Chabuk

093_ ROCKFALL AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN THE SORRENTO-AMALFI PENINSULA
Paolo Budetta

099_ BUILDING PERFORMANCE SIMULATION: A COMPARISON BETWEEN TWO DESIGN PROPOSALS FOR A RESIDENTIAL BUILDING
Angelo Picariello, Luca Buoninconti, Dora Francese

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