RCAT - Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics

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PRODUCTIVE LANDSCAPES

[This research area is located within the Performance-oriented Architecture research and is related to  Advanced Computational Design in Architecture]

 RESEARCH LEADERS  

  • Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel and Asst. Prof. Søren S. Sørensen

 RESEARCH TEAM @ AHO

  • Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel
  • Asst. Prof. Søren S. Sørensen
  • Asst. Prof. Joakim Wiig Hoen
  • University Lecturer Sofia Martins da Cunha
  • Research Fellow Defne Sunguroğlu Hensel
  • Research Fellow Sareh Saeidi

 PARTNERS  

Fattoria di Lamole

  • Paolo Socci - Owner

GESAAF Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Systems - University of Florence

DICEA Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale - University of Florence

  • Associate Professor Dr. Grazia Tucci Researchgate
  • Valentina Bonora, Researcher at Geco University of Florence
  • Ardjiana Gjinaj, Master student University of Florence
  • Niccolò De Ruvo, Master student University of Florence
  • Reza Alaeifsar, Master student University of Florence

Instituto Geografico Militare

  • Col. ing. Enzo Santaro - IGM survey team Coordinator
  • Gianni Giovannoni, Survey technician – IGM (Military Geographic Institute)
  • Vittoria De Vita, Survey technician – IGM  (Military Geographic Institute)
  • Marianna Carroccio, Survey technician - IGM (Military Geographic Institute)

Ileron

  • Filippo Fiaschi, UAV pilot - Ileron

 STATUS 

Research commenced in 2015 - ongoing

 OUTLINE 

This research area focuses on historical productive landscapes and the way in which constructions serve to modulate microclimates for the purpose of agricultural use. The initial research focuses on terraced landscapes in Lamole in the Chianti region in Italy. A related master-level studio focuses on how architectures can be embedded within such historical landscapes without modifying the microclimate beyond the range that is permissable for locally specific agricultural production.

Stage one included installing measure stations in Lamole to obtain data on the microc-limate as modified by the terraces and dry stone walls through a full annual cycyle.

The Research Group on TG Toscana TV on 14 September 2016 (Forward to: 11:50)

Lamole Measurestations

Measurestations installed in the Grospoli Terrace in Lamole in Chianti, Italy. 24 September 2016

Lamole Photogrammetry 03

Drone undertaking photogrammetric survey of the Grospoli Terrace in Lamole in Chianti, Italy. 21 September 2016

Lamole Photogrammetry 01

Preparation of the drone for photogrammetric survey of the Grospoli Terrace in Lamole in Chianti, Italy. 21 September 2016

rcat web_lamole_map_01

Excerpt of 1/25000 Sustainable Agricultural Landuse Map showing the mosaic of smaller fields and crop diversity in and around Lamole