Academic Year 2023/2024 - 2° Year
Teaching Staff: Gianfranco GIANFRIDDO
Credit Value: 12
Scientific field: ICAR/14 - Architectural and urban design
Laboratories: 144 hours
Term / Semester: One-year

Expected Learning Outcomes

For mankind, architecture is an essential act to "live".
On this assumption a continuous reflection on the concept of "living" according to contemporary issues will be proposed and developed. From the simple need of shelter to a project of everyday use products, the architect's acting through the project is reflected in all aspects of life.

Course Structure

the teaching will take place with lectures and design exercises scheduled during the year.

Detailed Course Content

The course will be held with lectures on the topic of living, taking inspiration from the reading of selected texts and examples from the work of contemporary and non-contemporary architects, as well as by the teacher's research project work.
The Noto valley offers valuable insights for the proposed study. The basic operation of a small town and its close relationship with geographic factors, climate, territorial structure - made up of natural and artificial elements - as well as the economic and social conditions, simply and directly express the phenomena of the settlement process of the territory.

The lessons will interchange with design exercises, both individual and in group, contextualized in the Iblean territory.

Textbook Information

Le Corbusier, Towards a new architecture, Martino Fine Books, 2014

Course Planning

 SubjectsText References
1la casa nel tessuto urbano
2insediamenti rurali negli Iblei
3la casa plurifamilire