Master in Sustainable Architecture @ IED Torino

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cg has been appointed Coordinator of the Master in Sustainable Architecture  – Smart Building and Urban Innovation at IED Torino.

About the Master
The Master in Sustainable Architecture – Smart Building and Urban Innovation @ IED Torino is a 9 months full-time studio based program. Sustainability is addressed in terms of Design strategies that optimize environmental, energy and social behaviors of the urban built environment. Smart building involve interactive and web connected technology to be embedded within architecture in order to become aware of what is going on in the surrounding environment and acquire the capability of virtuous reactions. City innovation is the challenging variations that the problematic post-industrial polluted cities will have to face over the next few years.

The first month (April 2014) will be dedicated to introduce the students to the skills of the job, including 3d modeling, digital fabrication, Arduino technology, and principles of environmental strategies. From the second month, and through the next 8 months, the students will work on a challenging thesis project that will be presented to a public audience at the end of the Master in January 2015. During this phase, a series of activities (theoretical lectures, seminars, design workshops, conferences, construction workshops) to be held every other week will stimulate the students on the topics of Green Energies Design Strategies, Smart Technologies for the Built Environment, Design rating systems and certifications, Big Data, Urban Sharing. All the input coming from these activities will be embedded in the students design work to develop a compelling thesis project.

This Master program in Sustainable Architecture – Smart Building and Urban Innovation at IED Torino has been founded in 2009 by Mario Cucinella as an innovative program to train designers capable of understanding and managing environmental and energetic design strategies in the urban built environment. From 2011 to 2013, the Master has been coordinated by Riccardo Balbo (current Director of IED Torino). Starting from this year (2014), the new coordinator is Cesare Griffa.

The current Faculty team and network of Companies that will be involved in the course organisation is now under definition. All classes and workshops will be held by Professionals, Academics and Researchers well known in their specific fields, under the general coordination of Cesare Griffa. The complete Faculty team will be published very soon.

IED Life and Network
IED has been established in 1966 as a 100% Made in Italy international network of excellence, operating in the fields of training and research, in the disciplines of Design, Fashion, Visual Communication and Management. IED is far more than a school: thanks to its unwavering commitment to innovation, it is the melting pot where new generations of professionalism are constantly unfolded.

The IED Torino building is in the heart of the Torino City Center and it’s an exciting international environment with more than 600 students from all over the world. IED is a global network of Design Schools that counts more than 10,000 students worldwide. The network is composed also by a large number of Institutions, Companies and Professionals that are actively involved in the student’s design activities with the goal of creating exciting working opportunities for our alumni. 2014 will be a special year for IED Torino because of the celebrations of its first 25 years. The Master in Sustainable architecture students and staff will have an active role in the set up of an installation for the celebration party during the summer.

More info on the Master Official Web Site, and coming soon on the Master’s Blog, stay tuned!

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