The scientific activity of the Subject area "Architectural Sciences” regards the many issues related architectural planning and it is marked by a strong multidisciplinary nature.

The course analyses the architectural project in its historical evolution and the contemporary trends, the material and typological knowledge of the building, the relation between shape and building feasibility, the building techniques - traditional and innovative - refurbishment and renovation of existing buildings, the legal framework and the management of the entire project and implementation/building, the quality testing and the representation of architecture, the city and the territory. Teachers and researchers teach planning and design on different scales, planning and feasibility check when the projects relate to theoretical and experimental interventions.

The cultural identity of the area resides in the use of conceptual tools applied to the interpretation and planning of the already existing environment: from the morphological analysis (the synthesis of apparent phenomena and generative processes) to planning of spatial, formal and material solutions, at structural and infrastructural level: these two actions transforms the physical environment. Research is performed on the management of the ideas and implementation of the project, the monitoring of the territorial and building processes using models and procedures which are targeted to the creation of civil engineering works.

Numerous scientific approaches in the same Subject area

  • Architecture as the engine for a high quality of environment and life: the new challenges deriving from the changes in the anthropic and urban structures, the transition from cities to the contemporary urban regions, the unforeseen models to interpret and prefigure the spatial relationships.
  • Architecture for sustainability: the possibilities to integrate the architectonic project and the techniques of building sustainability, the use of local climatic conditions and of the use of renewable energies, the study of intelligent buildings to allow for an excellent management of plants and resources, with a consequent energy saving and a better quality of life.
  • Architecture of sustainable urban regeneration: the architectures and urban spaces which are marginal, abandoned and obsolete: they are structural elements of contemporary urbanism and precious sources for an environmental strategy to fight against the soil consumption.
  • Architecture for innovation and its evolution: the evolution process of architecture, the new materials and building techniques which are consistent with the existing building, the economic-organizational issues, the needs to plan and manage the construction site.
  • Architecture for the knowledge of places to live in: the traditional and advanced models of architectonic, urban and environmental representation, the technical-scientific innovation, the tools for computer-assisted architecture, modelling and multimedia communication.
  • Architecture of the landscape and territorial infrastructures: the typology-morphological aspects and reading methodologies and interpreting methods of build environment, the project experiments, the re-use of local traditional building methods.
  • Architecture for the protection and enhancement of the territory: the analytical and project tools to protect the cultural and territorial heritage, for the socio-economic development of the territory, in particular of the fragile mountain areas.