Nuove forme ed espressioni dell'architettura in terra cruda

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Abstract

[automatically translated] Steel, glass, concrete, plastic materials of all kinds are seen today in the industrialized world, the essential materials for the construction of so-called "home-ships" made in many different areas of the earth, in the wild and indiscriminate manner, without any relationship with the context; energy-consuming buildings, almost similar to each other, who entrust their operation and achievement of the welfare conditions within the environment of increasingly sophisticated technical facilities and more and more harmful to the ecosystem, with a negative impact on quality of life. Picture of a status symbol which is now increasingly difficult to give up. Consequence of this attitude abandonment, particularly in the technologically advanced "countries" was, of all those related to traditional building techniques and local cultures, outdated and considered a symbol of poverty and social exclusion. The technique of clay has long been forgotten in Europe, as well as in America and in some Asian areas and this has also led to a lack of necessary maintenance of the works, with the consequent loss of the historical record of a building tradition millenary. For nearly three decades concepts as sustainability, ecology, environment, made their way between many difficulties in the world of design and today are fully included in the common language of living thanks to the initiative and perseverance of designers , researchers, technical industry and users who believed in a proper and timely design philosophy. Thanks to them, today the earth architecture is topical, innovation, progress.
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationLa terra cruda nelle costruzioni Dalle testimonianze archeologiche all'architettura sostenibile
Pages193-206
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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Firrone, T. R. L. (2008). Nuove forme ed espressioni dell'architettura in terra cruda. In La terra cruda nelle costruzioni Dalle testimonianze archeologiche all'architettura sostenibile (pp. 193-206)