Macro phenomena vs micro responses. Multiscale approaches in the dynamic relationship between envelope and context

  • Maria Teresa Lucarelli Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
  • Martino Milardi Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
  • Mariateresa Mandaglio Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
  • Caterina Claudia Musarella Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria
Keywords: multiscalarity, macro-micro, dynamic envelopes, adaptivity, climate change

Abstract

The current scenario, crossed by contrasting flows where emergencies and development trends often coexist and increase gaps, highlights the need to ‘move’ from the change phase to the phase of change. On many fronts, it is evident that this need is determining an acceleration towards a transformation that has concrete Renaissance characteristics. An example is the use of the ‘multiscalar vision’ in research as a useful criterion for understanding phenomena, both material and immaterial. The contribution addresses the relationships between buildings and their contexts, assuming at the macro scale the stresses that phenomena, such as climate, ‘impose’ on the envelopes and, at the micro scale, the new qualitative and performance responses of envelope systems – innovative and not – that today characterize the panorama of contemporary architecture.

Author Biographies

Maria Teresa Lucarelli, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria

Full Professor of Building Technology at the Department of Architecture and Territory. She carries out research activities mainly in the field of energy-environmental quality both on a building and urban scale. Author of numerous publications and essays, she is currently President of the Italian Society of Architecture Technology – SITdA.
E-mail: mtlucarelli@unirc.it

Martino Milardi, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria

Associate Professor of Building Technology at the Department of Architecture and Territory. He carries out research activities mainly in the field of Low Environmental Impact Technologies, investigating the modes of Innovation and Design for the control of building-context relations.
E-mail: mmilardi@unirc.it

Mariateresa Mandaglio, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria

Architect and PhD at the Department of Architecture and Territory, she is a Member of TCLab Research Group and carries out research activities mainly in the field of material innovation and building envelope.
E-mail: mariateresa.mandaglio@unirc.it

Caterina Claudia Musarella, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria

Architect and PhD at the Department of Architecture and Territory, she is a Member of TCLab Research Group and carries out research activities mainly in the field of energy efficiency of buildings.
E-mail: caterina.musarella@unirc.it

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Adaptive Envelope, Kolding (elaboration: M. Milardi). AGATHÓN 07 | 2020
Published
2020-06-21
How to Cite
Lucarelli, M. T., Milardi, M., Mandaglio, M. and Musarella, C. C. (2020) “Macro phenomena vs micro responses. Multiscale approaches in the dynamic relationship between envelope and context”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 7(0nilne), pp. 26-33. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/732020.
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