Sustainable Mediterranean Construction

Sustainable Mediterranean Construction



Paola De Joanna

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“Un muro costruito con mattoni crudi riesce giovevole alla salute degli abitanti dell’edificio, resiste ottimamente agli incendi e non subisce soverchio danno dai terremoti ..” (L.B. Alberti, De re aedificatoria)
The current regulatory framework that controls and legitimate construction activity in Italy is greatly lacking if referred to the development of tools for the discipline of earthen buildings; the Testo unico per l’edilizia (DPR 380/2001) indicates the allowable building systems, as already outlined in the previous Law. 64 of February 1974, including those contemplating masonry regardless of the materials in the masonry. It would be legitimate to note that the construction in Adobe may be considered as masonry at all and therefore they fall within the masonry construction techniques that are legalized both for the purposes of conservation work and for new construction. Some regional regulations are more specific, as a result of the law n.378/2003 that delegates the regions for the protection of the heritage of the rural local rules; instruments have been introduced for the purpose of enhancement of earth construction in their territory.
Looking at the map of the spatial distribution of earthen buildings in Italy is noted that these are widely present in most of the peninsula and in particular in Piemonte, Lombardia, Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Emilia-Romagna, Marche, Abruzzo, Basilicata, Calabria and Sardegna; to a lesser extent also in Umbria and Toscana. However, only very few regions have set up regulatory instruments for such specific assets. In the international context historical , or contingent, reasons produced a more careful transfer through the time of the dictates of a so ancient building technique until reaching, in recent times, the approval of a harmonized building code. […]


SMC N.01 2014


001_ COVER

003_VIEW Constructing for the De-Growth in the Mediterranean Region
Dora Francese




007_ Earth Architecture in Sardinia. Identity and Design
Antonello Sanna

012_ Mechanical Characterization of Some Roman Adobe Masonries at the Archaeological Site of Suasa
Stefano Lenci, Enrico Quagliarini

018_Mud Brick Architecture and the Case of Korestia Villages in Greece
Nafsika Exintaveloni, Athanassios Balasas, Fani Vavili

023_Earth Architecture in North of Portugal – Case Study From Vernacular to Contemporary
Paulo Mendonça

029_The Walls of Buildings in the Rural Area of Molise. A Bioclimatic Subsystem between Limestone, Brick and Raw Earth
Gigliola Ausiello, Domenico Fornaro

034_Recovering the Mediterranean Cultural Landscape with Rammed Earth
Dora Francese

040_A Possible Innovation in the Traditional Manufacturing of the Galeb Brick in Southern Tunisia
Fouad Ben Ali, Fabio Iucolano, Barbara Liguori, Domenico Caputo, Daniela Piscopo, Marina Fumo

044_Architecture of Earth and Shade
Flaviano Maria Lorusso

050 _ReHAb: a Project for Participative Retrofitting with Earth and Local Materials
Grégoire Paccoud, Roberto Pennacchio

055_Sustainable Development and New “Ancient Opportunities”: the Raw Earth
Maria Cristina Forlani, Luciana Mastrolonardo

063_Environmental Assessment of Products in Raw Earth
Patrizia Milano

070_The Earthen Architecture and Standard Requirements
Paola De Joanna

075_The Stabilization and the Thermal Resistance of the Rammed Earth
Luca Buoninconti

080_Adobe Bricks as a Structural Material. Perspective Applications to Vault
Maurizio Angelillo, Antonio Fortunato


086_Saint Mary’s Abbey and Saint Filadelfo’s Church (Italy). The Mediterranean Architecture
Màrcia Regina Escorteganha, Marina Fumo, Jacqueline Bayon, Essaid Bilal, Franciele Laner

090_Magna Grecia and Mediterraneo. The settlement of Akropolis
Rosa Maria Giusto

096_A Building Technique for Realization of Opening Bearing Walls of Salento
Fabrizio Leccisi, Paola Francesca Nisticò

100_Smart Heritage as Regeneration of Historic Mediterranean Cities
Starlight Vattano

105_City Mood. About (Cultural) State of the City Space
Marina Mihaila

108_Instruments for the Calculation of Energy Performance in Historical Buildings
Marta Calzolari, Pietromaria Davoli

115_Modeling for Project Design: Instruments for Sustainable and Integrated Design
Giacomo Chiesa, Orio De Paoli



L’ultimo numero della Rivista
SMC N. 18 | 2023