September 19th - October 1st 2011
workshop of performative self-construction
2 weeks of full immersion at Casa dell'Architettura di Roma
Paolo Cascone introduces the Eco_logic Habitat Workshop
In partnership with:
High-tech design / low-tech-constructionGiven the urgent need for a sustainable design able to respond to emergency conditions (social/environmental) this workshop is a concrete opportunity for building a scale 1 to 1 prototype of an eco_logic habitat. The design to manufacture process intends to speculate on temporary and environmentally responsive architectural solutions using low-tech and fast deployment construction techniques.
Thanks to Paolo Cascone's
innovative approach in the field of ecological design and the 30 years
experience of self-construction projects in Africa of Fabrizio Carola, this workshop proposes a new way to bridge high-tech design process and low-tech construction.
workshop will involve both students and tutors on a two phases project:
phase 1 / studio based (parametric modelling and environmental
simulations) and phase 2 / self-construction based. This with the aim to
explore the cause-effect relations between the material system and its
performances according to programmatic and spatial needs.
construction of the scale 1 to 1 eco_logic habitat prototype will be
the output of the environmental parametric design master class directed
by Paolo Cascone with the aim of unifying theory with practice trough a
self-construction experience. The final prototype will be realised
in the garden of the House of Architecture in Rome, the opening of the
installation will be the 1st of October with a ceremony open to the