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Santina Di Salvo

Santina Di Salvo
Faculty of Architecture and Design of Tirana

Ph.D. Architect Assistant Professor (qualified as Associate Professor ASN)
Lecturer

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Introduction
Santina Di Salvo, Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture DARCH, Università degli Studi di Palermo. Since 2020 qualified as Associate Professor. Research in Architectural Technology, Resilient Architecture, Smart Materials, Biomimetic Architecture. Last published volume is 'Adaptive Materials Research for Architecture', special issue of Advanced Materials Research, Trans Tech Publications, 2018. https://unipa.academia.edu/SantinaDiSalvo www.architetturaresiliente.com
Additional affiliations
September 2015 - October 2018
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
February 2012 - September 2015
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Post doctoral fellow on CULTURAL HERITAGE: INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES FOR TRAINING, PARTICIPATION AND GOVERNANCE IN THE EURO-MEDITERRANEAN AREA, at the Department of Architecture of the University of Palermo, sector Architectural Technology.
January 2005 - December 2006
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Position
  • Lecturer
Description
  • Tutor of the Course of Sociology of the Environment and Territory at the University of Palermo, Faculty of Architecture - Agrigento.
Education
January 2008 - March 2011
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Field of study
  • Recovery and Fruition of Ancient contexts
January 1990 - July 1998
Università degli Studi di Palermo
Field of study
  • Architecture

Publications

Publications (28)
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In recent years, the growing awareness of the possibilities of biomimetic and adaptive materials in architecture has assumed a fundamental importance in the scientific domain, for the high performance of the building façades from an environmental point of view. To meet the housing and comfort needs in climates, such as the ones in the Mediterranean...
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Nowadays, the protection in situ, the enhancement and the fruition of archaeological sites are issues that are even more relevant, if we take into account the effects caused, in recent decades, by climate change both on the conservation of the most fragile artefacts and on the well-being of visitors. New questions related to the ‘recover of identit...
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Since the 1980s, the bioclimatic architecture has had the historical merit of having raised public and experts’ awareness on the importance of designing buildings with the purpose of solving the problem of energy saving. Nowadays, in the light of the most recent energy strategies policies, in force on an international and European scale, codified i...
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Since the 1980s, the bioclimatic architecture has had the historical merit of having raised public and experts' awareness on the importance of designing buildings with the purpose of solving the problem of energy saving. Nowadays, in the light of the most recent energy strategies policies, in force on an international and European scale, codified i...
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The skin of buildings represents the first level of communication between construction, man and environment. In this relationship, the concept of communication acquires different values, because it can be applied both to the architectural field in relation to the shape, and to the perceptive and communicative sphere, aimed to transmission of messag...
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Smart surfaces and materials can play a significant role in intelligent, adaptive and responsive envelopes because of these intrinsic properties. The environmental question and energy efficiency in which the construction sector is involved, is in a process that can not be interrupted and that puts researchers and designers in front of a scientific...
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Since the eighties, bioclimatic architecture has had the historical merit of having raised public and experts’ awareness on the importance of designing buildings to save energy. Nowadays, the most recent energy strategy policies in force at an international and European level, as set out in EC Directive 31/2010 concerning the implementation of Near...
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The scope of the effects that climate change implies in different territories requires a rethink of the current approach to the city’s design. The new orientation is directed towards resilient design (from Latin to resilient) that is sustainable, agile and anti-fragile that can withstand current crises. The article focuses on the fundamental role o...
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Internal environment and appropriate natural lighting of the building interior largely affects the health status and course of treatment of patients with psychiatric diagnoses such as depression, Alzheimer and disorder of functions. In particolar, this paper aims to show how smart glass surfaces, allowing the entry of natural lighting, can better s...
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The project activity presides over the choice of materials and technical capacity within two dimensions of action: the previous knowledge and the tension about the future. That allowed us to identify the succession of the "technological and material" paradigms that have come and gone, featuring the project with the arrival of new materials and prod...
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Selezionare il tipo e il posizionamento degli apparecchi illuminanti per la fruizione notturna di un sito archeologico come quello di Solunto, utilizzando fonti di energia alternativa come quella solare, è di fondamentale importanza per la valorizzazione consapevole del luogo. E 'essenziale valutare la qualità di un intervento, considerando le cara...
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The intent of this paper is to connect science and technology in order to demonstrate how, in the field of on photovoltaic technologies, thin film solar cells have been the focus of many research facilities in recent years that are working to decrease manufacturing costs and increase cell efficiency. New research suggests that it might be possible...
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The cultural content of ancient sites highlights the importance of light, which is an essential tool for the correct appreciation of the historical value and memory of cultural heritage. This should be a new way to highlight significance of fragments in compliance of the surrounding, which has not the same characteristics, to signal a visual path,...
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La valorizzazione dei sito archeologico del quartiere ellenistico-romano di Agrigento, in Sicilia, e dei siti di Utique e Kerkouane, in Tunisia, è uno degli obiettivi del Progetto APER. Questo obiettivo può essere raggiunto attraverso un exhibition project, avvalendosi di competenze specifiche. Uno degli aspetti inclusi nelle azioni del progetto AP...
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Today there is a greater interest in spreading the knowledge of the values of cultural heritage and the transmission of these values to a wide audience. Effective artificial lighting projects in architectural landmarks of the city of Palermo should be aimed at enhancing the cultural heritage while respecting the identity of the places, mainly thank...
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The conservation science is one of the most complex topics in the materials science as it requires interdisciplinary expertise ranging from the architecture, the technology of materials to the advanced analytical and physical chemistry. However, the recent development has shown that the complex tasks of the conservation of the cultural heritage can...
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Il caso seguente indagato è di particolare importanza perché riguarda l'applicazione di strategie di intervento, facenti parte di un approccio multidisciplinare volto a trovare un modo per "sfruttare" le antiche meraviglie di Pompei, attraverso l'uso della luce. Le esperienze progettuali e le sperimentazioni sono state effettuate con la Soprintende...
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Artificial lighting needs to return with full titles in the expertize of those committed to tackle the issue of enriching archeological sites, especially in the mediterranean area. As a matter of fact, in the last ten years, we have aided an openminded progression towards the external world of those who we can call “places of memory”.
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La ricerca indaga sugli aspetti di illuminazione per i siti archeologici o parte di essi. Il fascino di un sito archeologico o di un monumento deriva dalla percezione di tutto il suo intero contesto ambientale, sia per quanto riguarda l'illuminazione funzionale che artistica. Lo scopo della monografia è quello di descrivere il ruolo della luce nel...
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The subject of this essay starts by considering how, in many cases, artificial lighting outlines such as finding an “impalpable material” which helps to understand and enhance the ancient contexts. In general, it was demonstrated that, combining innovative technologies, light can be used to change the world, to shape cities, as well as architecture...
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James Turrell, uno degli artisti della luce più significativi della nostra epoca, definisce l’esperienza dell’immergersi in un pittorico e arcano mondo di luce, chiamandola “sentire con gli occhi”. Le nuove tecnologie ampliano le possibilità di servirsi della luce nell’arte e nella cultura. La messa in scena creata grazie all’illuminazione in movim...

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