A technological approach to design for sensitive contexts


  • Rossella Franchino ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania
  • Caterina Frettoloso University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’




built environment, technological approach, adaptability, sensitive contexts, eco-oriented design


The paper makes several considerations on a technological approach to design in sensitive contexts, in which the strategic objective is linked to the aspects related to the control of eco-oriented transformations of the environment. The Authors, by using investigation/design methodologies and tools, present some didactic experiences carried out during courses and workshops within the ICAR 12 sector, with the aim of highlighting, not only the critical issues with respect to the themes identified but also, the connection with the scientific activity developed on the theme of the redevelopment of open urban spaces.


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Author Biographies

Rossella Franchino, ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’ University of Campania

Associate Professor at the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design. She carries out research on environmental systems design for sustainable architecture. She mainly deals with the means and intervention strategies for environmental recovery, redevelopment and protection.
E-mail: rossella.franchino@unicampania.it

Caterina Frettoloso, University of Campania ‘Luigi Vanvitelli’

Researcher at the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design. She carries out research on environmental design.
E-mail: caterina.frettoloso@unicampania.it


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How to Cite

Franchino, R. and Frettoloso, C. (2018) “A technological approach to design for sensitive contexts”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 3(online), pp. 91–98. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/3132018.



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