publication . Article . 2015

The architectural design in time of crisis. A research of "roots" to support the development

Maria Cristina Forlani;
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  • Published: 29 Dec 2015 Journal: Vitruvio: International Journal of Architectural Technology and Sustainability (issn: 2444-9091, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
  • Country: Spain
[EN] Vitruvius wrote the first treatise of Architecture and in it we find the fundamental recommendations for a good design. In the past 50 years it seems, instead, that each of these directions had been lost and there is today the need of promoting a new design paradigm that is attentive to nowadays criticalities and directed to sustainable development.The term sustainability starts to configure the quality of human actions since the 80’s following reflections on the resources limit (raw materials and fossil fuels) and the environment capacity limit of absorbing emissions and waste.The concept of sustainable development was elaborated in 1987 in the Brundtland ...
free text keywords: Project culture, Sustainability, Evaluation, Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering, TD1-1066, Architectural engineering. Structural engineering of buildings, TH845-895
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