Building with Water: new Standards of Sustainable Architecture


  • Cesare Sposito University of Palermo



water, architecture, innovation, trans-structure, multifunctional elements


Within an increasingly consolidated architectural practice aiming at environmental sustainability and energy self-sufficiency, the article reports international research and experiments carried out on water-architecture. Furthermore, it highlights how, starting from the excellent capacity of the fluid to heat and cool its surrounding space, we can think to water as a material component of architecture.


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Author Biography

Cesare Sposito, University of Palermo

Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture, Polytechnic School, he teaches Architecture Construction Studio. He carries our research on protection systems for archaeological sites, innovative materials for architecture, nanotechnology in architecture, energy savings for buildings.


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How to Cite

Sposito, C. (2017) “Building with Water: new Standards of Sustainable Architecture”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 2(online), pp. 117–126. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/2162017.




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