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Antonio Spinelli holds his PhD in Architecture with a thesis about the use of prefabricated buidling components in urban regeneration process. Engaged in the field of research and professional consultancy, he focused his interest in timber architecture, sustainable processes, prefab design, digital fabrication. Since 2014 he found a company - “be-eco for sustainable construction” for the production of innovative low impact products for retrofit of buildings and new construction.
January 2014 - present
IAAD- Istituto Arti Applicate e Design
- Professor (Full)
October 2013 - January 2014
- Research Assistant
- Course: Roofscapes-paesaggi sopraelevati. Projecting building and new landscape on the rooftop. Prof.ssors: Guido Callegari, Gustavo Ambrosini
January 2010 - present
The increasing use of highly energy efficient façades is becoming a real asset in the building market as well as the adoption of lightweight constructions and low environmental impact materials. The research is here focused on timber lightweight envelopes, describing, on one hand, a new concept of timber façade system, based on a responsive behavio...
Building renovation is one of the key issues of recent European policies towards energy efficiency. The concept of an opaque, modular and prefabricated vertical façade, made of wood and lightweight components, is proposed in this framework. Naturwall© is an Italian patented project intended for the retrofitting of existing buildings, to improve bot...
The paper illustrates the results of an interdisciplinary work flow concerning the design and construction of a prefabricated structure using poplar plywood. The study, promoted by Politecnico and University of Torino, is related to the development of a local wood resource focussing on the most traditional and important panel in Italy which, from a...
The renovation of old buildings is actually the challenge to cope with increased effort in order to reduce climate global change, channeling more investment and awareness in this sense, defining more experimentations and find innovative solutions. The difficulty of carrying out an intervention on the existing buildings necessarily arise from the la...
Today it's possible to highlight some international studies, plans and cultural projects that have worked on the issue of density, the consumption of soil, the exploitation of existing assets as an opportunity for sustainable development of the city, promoting initiatives that would promote the recovery or the conversion of existing buildings throu...
The work fits in the framework of the increasing interest on the structural use of wood-based materials by Italian companies and research groups; it describes the preliminary steps of a project about the production and testing of new hardwood panels of the X-Lam type made with local timber, equipment and skills available at regional level.
L'intervento presenterà gli esiti di due ricerche in corso nell'ambito del Dipartimento di progettazione architettonica e di Disegno Industriale del Politecnico di Torino che riconoscono nello spazio alpino un laboratorio per la sperimentazione e l'innovazione dell'abitare a partire dalla consapevolezza che le Alpi rappresentano oggi un contesto id...