[This research area is located within the Performance-oriented Architecture research and is related to Advanced Computational Design in Architecture]
RESEARCH TEAM @ AHO
Fattoria di Lamole
GESAAF Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Systems - University of Florence
DICEA Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile e Ambientale - University of Florence
Instituto Geografico Militare
Research commenced in 2015 - ongoing
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)
Measurestations installed in the Grospoli Terrace in Lamole in Chianti, Italy. 24 September 2016
Drone undertaking photogrammetric survey of the Grospoli Terrace in Lamole in Chianti, Italy. 21 September 2016
Preparation of the drone for photogrammetric survey of the Grospoli Terrace in Lamole in Chianti, Italy. 21 September 2016
Excerpt of 1/25000 Sustainable Agricultural Landuse Map showing the mosaic of smaller fields and crop diversity in and around Lamole