La riconsiderazione del ruolo della materia nel processo di progettazione, con tutta la sua qualità morfologica, ecosistemica e funzionale, è il punto di partenza della speri-mentazione sulle bioplastiche innovative condotta in partenariato industriale dal grup-po di ricerca ZEBtwdZEEB dell'Università della Campania 'Luigi Vanvitelli' con la Service Biotech Srl. L'uso del microscopio elettronico a scansione ha permesso di valuta-re a livello micro le dinamiche biologiche evolutive alla base della sperimentazione, pie-namente in linea con l'approccio del Design rigenerativo e del Design eco-tecnologico. Reconsidering the role of the matter in the design process, with all its morphological ecosystemic and functional quality, is the starting point for the experimentation on innovative bioplastics conducted in industrial partnership by ZEBtwdZEEB Research Group of 'L. Vanvitelli' University of Campania with Service Biotech Srl. The use of the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) allowed evaluating the biological evolutionary dynamics at micro-level that are at the base of the experimentation, fully in line with the approach of the regenerative Design and the Ecotechnological Design. KEYWORDS materiali a base biologica, bioplastica, SEM, analisi EDX, approccio cradle-to-cradle bio-based materials, bioplastics, SEM, EDX analysis, cradle-to-cradle approach Salvatore Del Prete, Biotechnologist and CEO of Service Biotech Srl, carries out research on the morphological study of surface structures and eukaryotic and prokary-otic cell organelles (pathogenic and non-pathogenic) and on the biochemistry of the precorneal film and on the structure and morphology and function of the microvilli, thanks to the use of SEM and TEM microscopes. Speaker at national and international conferences. Mob. +39 329/987.10.535 |
The regenerative city uses water, land and energy in a coordinated way and in harmony with the environment, contributing to the resilience of the entire system. From an architectural point of view, the issue can be addressed according to both the eco-cultural and eco-aesthetic approach, which shifts the architectural debate into the sphere of metaphorical and paradigmatic values, far from the logic of mere energy efficiency, but utopianly connected with ecological consciousness and resilient intelligence, antidote to modernism and materialism. The paper presents the results of a research that has investigated the possible benefits related to the use of algae in architecture, according to the "Cradle to Cradle" approach, aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the construction industry. From a methodological point of view, the study of "algae based grown materials" was conducted according to the Biomimetic approach, which involves the conscious transposition of natural biological processes to the artificial world, " miming" the mechanisms that govern nature. The critical analysis of the characteristics and properties of algae used both as thermal insulators both as biomass for photo-reactors in some significant case studies, were evaluated in relation to the phases: Cradle-Operational-Grave-Cradle.
This research proposes the development of a diagnostic tool to separately inspect the energetic and seismic behaviour of buildings in the small hamlet of Baia e Latina (district of Caserta) in order to evaluate and implement retrofitting interventions from seismic, energetic, and functional points of view. Methods, approaches, and tools relating to the minimisation of seismic vulnerability and energy consumption have been increasingly used and tested in order to ensure both sustainability and safety, with a connection that may improve the performances of both cultural and environmental heritage. The diagnosis method, stemming from the energy audit and the energy imprint evaluations of the buildings system (and the envelope above all), aims to redesign the whole construction or some of its parts within an energetic framework. With reference to the seismic behaviour of building aggregates, the basic methodology that has been conceived for isolated masonry buildings through a survey form has represented the starting tool for the application of an appropriate quick evaluation form considered for the aggregated structural units of historical centres. Finally, the methodology employed is aimed at obtaining an Energy Performance Certificate for the structural units of examined masonry aggregates without neglecting their seismic behaviour, which has been assessed in terms of vulnerability and damage.
The roofs are a complex part of the architectural constructive system: they represent the attack on the sky, which has the role to mitigate the effects of weathering and to crown the building. However, they are also an unusual landscape that look from above, cover and protect their city. This paper presents an analysis of some interesting technological design works, conducted with methodological needs-performance approach. It is a part of wider research on energy and environmentally responsible retrofits of constructive characters of the architectural heritage in the Mediterranean area, conducted as member of the Inter-University Centre of Bio-ecological Architecture and Technological Innovation for the Environment (ABITA) and addressed to knowledge the local constructive traditions and bio-ecological potentiality of this existing building heritage.