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Laboratorio Progettazione Ambientale @ Scuola di Architettura – Università degli Studi di Firenze | AA 2022-23



-22. settembre. 2022_ Presentazione corso IN  AULA  e conferma iscrizioni. Per chi è rimasto escluso dalle iscrizioni si consiglia di presentarsi alla lezione iniziale.

– ATTENZIONE PER STUDENTI NON ISCRITTI: Si suggerisce di compilare il MODULO DI PRE-ISCRIZIONI come titolo preferenziale per essere ammessi come ‘fuori quota’ al corso . LINK al modulo:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zDZpqFxPTBd4EASOWwLgrHQJpRtval6JhYhPZ98eL1U/edit

Letture Consigliate:


–  G.Ridolfi, Architetture in Ambienti estremi. Il progetto Post-ambientale tra finzione e sperimentazione computazionale. [Issuu]


-G. Ridolfi, Traumnovelle, Isolation and Reconnection. Tend Bridges at La Maddalena. [Issuu] 


-G.Ridolfi, A. Saberi, Computational Intelligences in the Post-Environmental Design. [Academia] [Researchgate]


–  G. Ridolfi, Learning Design through Designerly Thinking. [link] [alt.link] [video]


– G.Ridolfi, Digital Technology for Architectural Fabrication. [link] [alt.link]



FINAL: Comunicazione progetto

Credito #05

DETAIL: Studio dell’involucro e prototipazione concettuale

Credito #04

SCHEME:  Proposta architettonica di massima

Credito #03

CONCEPT: Architectural Mass & Lay-out Optioneering

Credito #02

PROGRAM: Programma e Rapporto Ambientale

Credito #01

• Textbooks. A selection of the main founding resources for Environmental Design class



Lecture #00 –  Digital Technology for Architectural Fabrication [LINK] [alt.link]

Lecture #01 – BRIEF | Post Environmental Age & Agent based Computational Design  Slideshow     videolezione

Lecture #02 – BRIEF | Project Mission & Space Program  Slideshow     videolezione

Lecture #03 –BRIEF | Comfort Modeling & Environmental Users  Slideshow     videolezione

Lecture #04 – BRIEF_Climate Based Design Strategies  Slideshow     videolezione

Lecture #05 – BRIEF_Site Assessment  Slideshow     videolezione

Lecture #06 – CONCEPT_Architectural Mass & Layout Optioneering    Slideshow     videolezioni  low-res ita   high-res eng

Lecture #07 – SCHEME_Passive Design Strategies and Devices. Part1   Slideshow     videolezione

Lecture #07 – SCHEME_Passive Design Strategies and Devices. Part2   Slideshow    videolezione

Lecture #08 – DETAIL_Adaptive Buildings.  Slideshow     videolezione

Lecture #09 – DETAIL_Daylight. A conflictual relationship between thermal and visual comfort.  Slideshow     videolezione


The Building Envelope LINK

Assembling and joining structures _LINK

Foundation. Slideshow Excerpt from G. Ridolfi’s Structural Design Lab class LINK


Climate Consultant.Free, easy-to-use, graphic-based computer program that displays climate data in dozens of ways useful to architects, builders, contractors, and homeowners, including temperatures, humidity, wind velocity, sky cover, and solar radiation in both 2-D and 3-D graphics for every hour of the year in either Metric or Imperial units. Climate Consultant 6.0 also plots sun dials and sun shading charts overlaid with the hours when solar heating is needed or when shading is required. The psychrometric chart analysis shows the most appropriate passive design strategies in each climate, while the new wind wheel integrates wind velocity and direction data with concurrent temperatures and humidities and can be animated hourly, daily, or monthly.

Climate Comfort Analysis using Grasshopper / LadyBug. Download delle patches per analizzare i dati climatici, la geometria solare, i venti e le condizioni di comfort degli utenti

BES-based Architectural Mass Optioneering using LadyBug+HoneyBee Download delle patches e istruzioni all’uso con link di approfondimento

Daylight Simulation with HoneyBee Download delle patches con link di approfondimento

• Environmental Design Lab students’ works examples| Programming.  Students’ works examples related to the early assignments on Programming (Project & Place identity, Space Programming, Climate Profiling, Mass modeling & Environmental Optioneering) developed inside the Environmental Design Lab @ School of Architecture, University of Florence

•  Environmental Design Lab  students’ works  examples | Stack . A collection of students’ works covering different assignments developed inside the Environmental Design Lab @ School of Architecture, University of Florence

The grammar of structural grids and architectural language.  Excerpt from G. Ridolfi’s Structural Design Lab class

• Foundation. Excerpt from G. Ridolfi’s Structural Design Lab class

• Assembly and Joining Structures. Excerpt from G. Ridolfi’s Structural Design Lab class

Other publications. Resources collected in «Smart & Green for Responsive Architecture» Issue stack.

• Blogs. Posts sorted from MAIblog resources concerning Environmental Design

• Pinterest.  Pins on different matter organized in Pinterest

Previous students’ works. A slide show of some examples.

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