Gianluca Pozzi


Or the way industrialisation can improve housing buildings

Collana: Materiali di architettura e di urbanistica
2021, 146 pp.
ISBN: 9788857586861
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This work identifies a possible way by which industrialisation can improve housing buildings. It intends to demonstrate the central role of the design and its relevance in giving value to project. The design process of today must accept complexity as the only project charter able to overcome division and segmentation of construction. The book concentrates upon building industrialisation meaning and development path. Industrialised Building System (IBS) is an essential means to face today’s living requirements, in particular sustainability and resilience, to which only full organic processes and off-site dry-joint buildings can give appropriate answers. It defines the domain, the potentiality and the limits of pre-fabrication and industrialisation of today, also introducing design-centred building process categories as tools for analysing and managing the project and for evaluating and comparing different design approaches and techniques. IBS for housing is also one the few possible strategy to achieve the mandatory and ambitious targets of PNRR (Italian National Plane of Recovery and Resilience) towards green and circular economy and Industry 4.0.

Starting from a terminological analysis, inside the proposed design-centred classification, it identifies the ‘open system on-demand’ category as a specific approach to design that can produce sustainable buildings (from an economic, environmental, institutional and social point of view), resilient and, at the end of life, easily re-convertible, re-usable and recycling, thanks to the re-use of transfer objects and dry-joint clamping, by an oriented network of stakeholders and their expertise and concerted solutions.

Open on-demand high-industrialised technique can give suitable answers not only to contemporary living needs, but it also can overcome some recurrent preclusions that have been making IBS difficult to increase and spread with satisfying results for housing buildings. In conclusion, among other, guidelines and criteria are proposed for approaching the design of a project in a resilient way and to lead it in a sustainable scenario.