POLIMI-DC1: Architecture, Indigenous Design, Sustainability & Climate Change

Supervisors: Prof. Monica Lavagna (POLIMI) and A/Prof. Elizabeth Grant (RMIT) with Industry Mentor Giulia Galluccio (CMCC)

Project 1: Vernacular architecture and climate change

The project focuses on climate change adaptations of Indigenous architecture in fragile settings. Indigenous and local knowledges play significant roles in maintaining the socio-ecological resilience of local built environments. Climate change vulnerability of Indigenous contemporary and traditional architectures and settlement planning requires the definition of strategies strengthening the adaptive capacity in the context of climate change, in balance with local culture/s and global adversity.

Project 2: Housing design for climate change adaptation

The project focuses on housing and settlement design for climate change adaptation and mitigation in fragile settings (coastal areas or inland areas) in Europe or Oceania. Sustainable strategies for impact prevention and new design paradigms/strategies for mitigation, adaptation and resilience of residential building and housing settlements, ecologically attentive to particularities of each setting, are required to overcome built environment vulnerability to climate change.

Project 3: Housing and cultural resilience

The project focuses on housing and cultural resilience to climate change. Architecture is an expression of cultural practices, traditional knowledges, available materials, resources, socio-spatial norms and belief systems in response to local climates. The aim of the project is to develop strategies with groups in areas imminently threatened by climate change to develop housing models which embody cultural needs leading to greater resilience. Projects working with Indigenous groups in fragile settings are encouraged.

 

 

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POLIMI-DC1

Research Areas

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Indigenous Architecture & Planning, Sustainability, Settlement Planning, Cultural Sustainability, Architectural resilience & Climate Change

Research Host

The Polytechnic University of Milan (POLIMI)

PhD awarding institution/s

The Polytechnic University of Milan (POLIMI) & RMIT University

Location

Italy

Status

Closed Position

RMIT University

Other Positions

Supervisors

Associate Prof. Andrey Molotnikov (RMIT), Professor Dr.-Ing. Thomas Niendorf (UoK), Philipp Krooss (UoK) and Dr. Markus Weinmann (UoK)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Kassel (UoK) and RMIT University

Location

Germany

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Jenny Zhang (RMIT) and Prof. Jose Antonio Vilar-Fernandez (UDC) and José Luis González Leal (Navantia) and Prof. Amparo Alonso-Betanzos (UDC) and Prof. Vicente Díaz-Casas (UDC) and Prof. Marcos Miguez González (UDC)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of A Coruña (UDC) and RMIT University

Location

Spain

Status

Open Position

Supervisors

Prof. Anne-Laure Mention (RMIT) and Associate Prof. Carsten Nico Hjortso (UPCH) and Dr. Marie Smed (UPCH)

PhD awarding institution/s

University of Copenhagen (UCPH) and RMIT University

Location

Denmark

Status

Open Position

RMIT and many of the REDI partners are HSR4R certified
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 101034328.

Results reflect the author’s view only. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains