Traditional buildings were composed of chemically inert, separable parts, such as stone, brick or wood. Almost always materials recovered from existing buildings were reused to make new ones. In the contemporary building scene, new generation materials, in particular composite materials and those assembled using chemical sealants, have been integrated into the contemporary way of building, making buildings much less inert, sometimes unhealthy, less separable in their constituent parts, and construction sites much noisier and more polluting. Design research has recently been experimenting with the possibility of combining the multiple performance requirements of the building envelope with the use of construction techniques that can guarantee the reversibility and recovery of the components. In this scenario, the opportunity of the "dry" building system is highlighted: thinking of the building no longer as a monolithic system but as a set of components, as much as possible of natural origin, which, at the end of their life cycle, can be reused, as byproducts, through the use of minimal or no crushing and selection processes.

ARQUITECTURA EN GAVIONES DE PIEDRA PARA UN DISEÑO SOSTENIBLE ARCHITECTURE IN STONE GABIONS FOR SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Giacomo Di Ruocco
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Roberta Melella
2021

Abstract

Traditional buildings were composed of chemically inert, separable parts, such as stone, brick or wood. Almost always materials recovered from existing buildings were reused to make new ones. In the contemporary building scene, new generation materials, in particular composite materials and those assembled using chemical sealants, have been integrated into the contemporary way of building, making buildings much less inert, sometimes unhealthy, less separable in their constituent parts, and construction sites much noisier and more polluting. Design research has recently been experimenting with the possibility of combining the multiple performance requirements of the building envelope with the use of construction techniques that can guarantee the reversibility and recovery of the components. In this scenario, the opportunity of the "dry" building system is highlighted: thinking of the building no longer as a monolithic system but as a set of components, as much as possible of natural origin, which, at the end of their life cycle, can be reused, as byproducts, through the use of minimal or no crushing and selection processes.
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