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  • Article English OPEN
    Tiziano Aglieri Rinella;
    (2019)
    Publisher: Palermo University Press
    In the global imaginary, Dubai is a fascinating and dynamic young metropolis projected to the future. Many urban planning proposals attempted to control its rapid expansion, boosted by oil discovery in 1966. John Harris, George Candilis, the Milan-based BBPR, Reima Piet...
  • Article English OPEN
    Ernesto Antonini;
    (2019)
    Publisher: Palermo University Press
    The consequences of climate change and the recurrent shortage of vital resources produce an extreme and growing fragility of all systems, both biological and technical, subjected to continuous and increasingly less predictable disturbances. In this perspective, the stra...
  • Article English OPEN
    Kai Reaver;
    (2019)
    Publisher: Palermo University Press
    The paper documents three case studies researching the techniques of Virtual Preservation upon various Cultural Heritage sites in order to preserve material aspects that, in the near future, can be irreparably damaged by the impact of climate change. Through the use of ...
  • Article English OPEN
    Marie Ulber; Mona Mahall;
    (2019)
    Publisher: Palermo University Press
    This paper describes the potential of adaptive architecture to mediate not only technically but also socially and aesthetically between humans and the environment. Compensating global change through architecture does not change human behaviour; the challenge is to invol...
  • Article English OPEN
    Cyntia Malaguti de Sousa;
    (2019)
    Publisher: Palermo University Press
    As cities grow, urban afforestation becomes more important both for aesthetics and environmental reasons. Nevertheless, pruning and removal of fallen trees, demand a waste management system, not easy to deal with, especially in big tropical cities, such as São Paulo, in...
  • Article English OPEN
    Teresa Milagros Defilippi Shinzato; Alexis Dueñas; Julián Ccasani; Vanessa García; Gianinna Morales;
    (2019)
    Publisher: Palermo University Press
    In the urban environment, resilience is a result of the shocks caused by pollution, noise and changes in land usage, through the process of ‘artificialization’, typical of the process of building a city. Since the city is unthinkable without natural elements, therefore,...
  • Article English OPEN
    Ruba Azzam; Ahmed AbdelGhaffar; Karim Kesseiba; Mennat-Allah El-Husseiny;
    (2019)
    Publisher: Palermo University Press
    The architectural research offers a few solutions for the outreach campaign addressed to the street children phenomenon, although it is crucial. In a lot of cases, the solutions adopted can benefit from the architectural applications used for humanitarian emergencies. T...
  • Article English OPEN
    Matteo Aimini;
    (2019)
    Publisher: Palermo University Press
    Cities and their surroundings are excellent case studies and inexhaustible testing grounds as they require constant adaptations and revisions; mutable environments where it is possible to experiment new approaches and paradigm changes, in order to demonstrate that it is...
  • Article English OPEN
    Zeila Tesoriere;
    (2019)
    Publisher: Palermo University Press
    Architecture has been built for millennia to stay the same – according to the Vitruvian firmitas. Instead, today it is oriented toward a dynamic adaptation to the changes in its context. The climate change is the most evident epiphenomenon among those that have imposed ...
  • Article English OPEN
    Manuel Gausa;
    (2019)
    Publisher: Palermo University Press
    The holistic approach to the contemporary city recalls the use of new complex and integrated techno-environmental tools and qualitative urban development policies, in positive synergy. Advanced, proactive and reactive responses, which move in a hybrid field: on the one ...
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