Towards a new ecology of shared living. Technological greenery and the Internet of Nature

  • Oscar Eugenio Bellini Politecnico di Milano (Italy)
  • Giuseppe Ruscica University of Bergamo (Italy)
  • Vittorio Paris University of Bergamo (Italy)
Keywords: social housing, technological greenery, internet of nature, internet of things, environmental control

Abstract

The need to create eco-friendly architecture is increasingly pushing designers to uncritically integrate greenery into shared living without considering the importance of bottom-up user involvement. The combination of Internet of Things systems and digitalisation with the benefits naturally generated by greenery could, on the contrary, promote conscious and proactive participation, including in terms of its maintenance and management. The present study recalls the advantages of the hybridization between shared living and nature and proposes an articulated taxonomy of the reversed spatial environments that can be managed through an innovative Internet of Nature system, arguing how vegetation and sensors can support the ‘ecological challenge for change’, promote the construction of a renewed social identity and strengthen a sense of belonging.

Author Biographies

Oscar Eugenio Bellini, Politecnico di Milano (Italy)

Architect and PhD, he is an Associate Professor of Architectural Technology at the Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering. His research focuses on the issues of product and process innovation in the field of Social Housing, student housing and the relationship between Architecture and Vegetation.
E-mail: oscar.bellini@polimi.it

Giuseppe Ruscica, University of Bergamo (Italy)

Building Engineer and PhD, he is a Researcher in Building Production at the Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His research focuses on tensegrity systems, EMF shielding materials and low-cost sensors for air quality monitoring.
E-mail: giuseppe.ruscica@unibg.it

Vittorio Paris, University of Bergamo (Italy)

Building Engineer and PhD, he is a Researcher in Building Production at the Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His research focuses on the automation and robotization of masonry construction techniques using innovative and sustainable materials.
E-mail: vittorio.paris@unibg.it

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Agence Engasser + Associés, 104 logements à Ivry-sur-Seine, France, 2017 (credit: M. Denancé and M. Ducros, 2017) – AGATHÓN 11_2022
Published
2022-06-30
How to Cite
Bellini, O. E., Ruscica, G. and Paris, V. (2022) “Towards a new ecology of shared living. Technological greenery and the Internet of Nature”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 11(online), pp. 124-135. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/11112022.
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Architecture | Essays & Viewpoint
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