Resilience requirements. Adaptive methodology for the housing emergency

  • Ilaria Montella Roma Tre University
Keywords: requirement classes, minimum housing standards, housing emergency, resilience requirements, adaptive design methodology


The exposure to many risk factors related to climate change, scarcity of resources, migration and a critical economic situation place cities under constant stress and instability. Therefore, increasing their resilience is required. Arup developed the City Resilience Framework for the 100 Resilient Cities project. This framework places housing among the action sectors to enhance resilience. This analysis borrows best practices for resiliency from case study analyses while investigating how architecture can contribute to the Framework. It then proposes a meta-design tool in the form of Design Technical Data Sheets. These are meant to support the actors involved in design processes with resilience-oriented design and procedural guidelines.

Author Biography

Ilaria Montella, Roma Tre University

PhD in Architectural Technologies. From 2017 to 2019, she was a Research Fellow on housing emergency and new residential models within the Department of Architecture at Roma Tre University, where she has also been a Construction Laboratory Teaching Assistant since 2007. Montella has been a Lecturer at the European Institute of Design since 2008 and a CasaClima Energy Consultant since 2011. She participated in the international Solar Decathlon competition in 2014, certifying the RhOME for denCity prototype and being awarded the first prize.


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How to Cite
Montella, I. (2019) “Resilience requirements. Adaptive methodology for the housing emergency”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 6(online), pp. 170-181. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/6162019.
Architecture | Research & Experimentation
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