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Building design group
Photo: Building design group
Page last updated: 26/05/2008
Staff go to indexgo upgo down

Antonio Frattari, Full professor
Giorgio Cacciaguerra, Full professor
Maurizio Costantini, Full professor
Maria Paola Gatti, Associate professor
Claudio Lamanna, Associate professor
Marco Mulazzani, Associate professor
Rossano Albatici, Assistant professor
Claudia Battaino, Assistant professor
Michela Dalprà, Assistant professor
Giovanna Massari, Assistant professor
Paolo Bottura, Lab. technician
Fulvio Osti, EP
Michela Chiogna, Doctoral student
Cristina Mattiucci, Doctoral student

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The Laboratory of Building Design is accessible to the research group as well as to PhD, graduate and under graduate students:
9 workstations (PC+video) connected to an internal net
hardware for high quality plotting (A1 and A0 ink-jet plotters, color laserjet and ink-jet printers, black and white laserjet printers, A4 and A3 scanner, slides scanners)
software for drawing and imagery (Microsoft Office, CAD, CorelDraw, Page maker and others)
tools for digital imagery: digital cameras, digital videocameras, digital color printer, DV digital editing software
tools for photos and slides (cameras, zooms, 2 slides archive cabinets, 2 lighting desks)
tool for production of VHS videos
tools for building surveying, both hardware and software (i.e. software for as-built surveying buildings and MMWood software for the constructive survey of building and building elements)
3 workstations for hand drawings and desks for studying
a specialized small library regarding wooden architecture and buildings topics in general
tools for thermal investigation of inner spaces (data loggers and probes for indoor and outdoor air temperature, indoor and outdoor air relative humidity, air speed, local surface temperature, globothermomeric temperature, dew point temperature, thermal flux, portable laboratory P600 to measure the air flux through windows)
tools for wall inner moisture investigation (speedy Moisture Tester and gann hydromette HTR 300)
laboratory for dendrochronology: a workstation with software and a precision microscope for tree ring analysis
micro-carpenter's shop with working tables and instruments to produce wooden models
Research priorities and future developments go to indexgo upgo down
Technical architecture:
evaluation of buildings in relation to thermal and acoustic characteristics;
typological features of hospital, library, religious structures and theatres;
typological and constructive features of housing.
future developments:
design of steel constructive systems;
continuation of the previous research, with particular attention to the thermal and acoustic characteristics of buildings and to the typological features of religious structures.
development of investigational methods and technologies to evaluate the conservation status of historic-cultural buildings;
development of operative programs to manage wooden buildings;
restoration of buildings and building elements;
restoration of modern architecture
future developments:
modern building in Italy: ways and techniques for conservation and restoration;
conservation of vernacular architecture and analysis of the landscape transformation.
Wooden architecture:
study and analysis of building systems and existing buildings;
development of building systems with natural materials and low energy consumption;
design of building systems;
conservation of the traditional wooden architecture.
future developments:
design of wooden building elements, with an emphasis on roof structures, for the national market;
design of a new wooden frame systems for the European market
Building conservation:
safeguard of the historic-cultural building heritage;
study and analysis of open air museums.
future developments:
re-construction of two traditional buildings of the Vanoi Valley inside the Ethnographic Path Rio Caino in Cimego (Trentino);
re-construction of traditional wooden buildings with a new living function, and analysis of the inner thermal and acoustic behaviour.
Project participation go to indexgo upgo down
"System for Maintenance Management of Historic -Wooden- Buildings"- European Project MMWood ENS2-8137 Work programme "Environment & Climate Programme- Cultural Heritage, years 1998-2000. Italian leader prof. A. Frattari
"Reconstruction of Two Traditional Rural Buildings" -Leader II Programme, action C.7.2: Listing, restoration and exploitation of historic building, sites and rural paths of tourist, entertaining and sport interest in the bottom of the valley", years 1998-2000. Italian leader prof. A. Frattari
"Continuous Training Systems in Public-Private Partnerships for Local Economic Development"- Leonardo da Vinci Programme (Italy, Romania, The Netherlands, Belgium), years 1999-2001. Italian leader prof. A. Frattari
"Wooden Handwork/Wooden Carpentry: European Restoration Sites", European Project Culture2000 N.2000-1174/001-001 CLT CA2, years 2000-2003. Italian leader prof. A. Frattari
"Evaluation of the passive acoustics characteristics of the façade of an experimental building", National research funded by ANDIL - Associazione Nazionale degli Industriali del Laterizio, years 1999-2000. Unit leader prof. A. Frattari "In field tests about the acoustics performances of masonry inner walls", National research funded by ANDIL - Associazione Nazionale degli Industriali del Laterizio, year 2000. Unit leader prof. A. Frattari
"Porphyry applications in buildings", National research funded by Porfidi International, year 2001. Unit leader prof. A. Frattari "Rediscovery and conservation of the traditional building techniques for the construction of the thatched roofs", National research funded by the Autonomous Province of Trento together with the University of Trento (PAT-UNITN), year 2001. Unit leader prof. A. Frattari
"Modern construction work in Italy, Ina-Casa Properties (1949-1963). Procedures and techniques for conservation and restoration", Programmi di ricerca scientifica di rilevante interesse nazionale, year 2000. Unit leader prof. G. Cacciaguerra
International cooperation go to indexgo upgo down
University of Grenoble, Faculty of Architecture (France) - Prof. Charles Roche
Intensive Erasmus Programme "Habiter la Montagne, Habiter le Paysage"
Organization of "Concours 2000-2001: Costruire en Bois dans les Alpes" - an international competition of mountain architecture for architects and students of architecture
Norwegian Institute for Building Research, Oslo (Norway) - Prof. Svein Erik Haagenrud
ENS2-8137 Work Programme "Environment & Climate Programme- Cultural Heritage" - "System for Maintenance of Historic (Wooden) Buildings - MMWOOD" - European Project inside the 4th Framework Programme
Proposal and Expression of Interest for an European Project inside the 6th Framework Programme called "Integrated project: Networked System for Sustainable Conservation and Management of Built Cultural Heritage - eSySCoM"
Technical University of Cluj-Napoca (Romania) - Prof. Mariana Brumaru
Teaching Staff Mobility of the Erasmus Programme
Leonardo da Vinci Programme 1999-2001 "Continuous Training System for Partnership in Local Economic Development"
Proposal for the Leonardo da Vinci Programme 2002-2004
Facoltè Polytechnique de Mons, Dept of Architecture and Urbanism (Belgium) - Prof. Hugues Wilquin
"Wooden Handwork/Wooden Carpentry: European Restoration Sites", European Project Culture2000 N.2000-1174/001-001 CLT CA2, years 2000-2003
Escuela Superior de Arquitectura de la Universidad de Las Palmas - Gran Canaria (Spain) - Prof. Juan Manuel Palerm Salazar. Project on urban planning.