We just have to collect the lessons that this global pandemic in which we find ourselves has infamously brought us. The whole world has stopped and had to reflect and deal with the damage of globalization as never before. 'A primitive tribe reaches a campground one evening and finds the ground strewn with wood. There are two option to use the environmental potential of that timber: either use it to build a windbreak or a canopy against the rain - structural solution - or use it to then make a fire - energy solution. ''(Banham, 1993). The structural solution involves a single large investment, while the energy solution involves a continuous loss of resources. Only an ideal tribe would make an estimate of the available wood, an analysis of the climatic conditions of that night and consequently use the wood resources in a rational way. This parable of Banham dictates the crossroads in which the globalized world finds itself; looking to the past, since ancient times man has spontaneously 'designed' his shelters to find the best comfort (the masonry mass, the movement of air masses and the analysis of the site characteristics.) The design must focus on the energy independence of the building, with the use of passive systems and the complete analysis of its life cycle. The hope is that the teaching will lead us to implement new strategies on territorial governance (mobility, quality public spaces) but also to determine the transition to a new modus operandi in architecture and landscape.

Climate design: a resource for the post-pandemic world

P. Burlando;
2021

Abstract

We just have to collect the lessons that this global pandemic in which we find ourselves has infamously brought us. The whole world has stopped and had to reflect and deal with the damage of globalization as never before. 'A primitive tribe reaches a campground one evening and finds the ground strewn with wood. There are two option to use the environmental potential of that timber: either use it to build a windbreak or a canopy against the rain - structural solution - or use it to then make a fire - energy solution. ''(Banham, 1993). The structural solution involves a single large investment, while the energy solution involves a continuous loss of resources. Only an ideal tribe would make an estimate of the available wood, an analysis of the climatic conditions of that night and consequently use the wood resources in a rational way. This parable of Banham dictates the crossroads in which the globalized world finds itself; looking to the past, since ancient times man has spontaneously 'designed' his shelters to find the best comfort (the masonry mass, the movement of air masses and the analysis of the site characteristics.) The design must focus on the energy independence of the building, with the use of passive systems and the complete analysis of its life cycle. The hope is that the teaching will lead us to implement new strategies on territorial governance (mobility, quality public spaces) but also to determine the transition to a new modus operandi in architecture and landscape.
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