8th Cycle

NHEC: NEA Human Exploration Concept

In 2011, the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) formulated a shared Global Exploration Strategy providing, in two different mission scenarios, the guidelines for the next decades manned and unmanned space exploration activities. The ‘Asteroid Next’ challenging mission scenario foresees two human visits of a Near-Earth Asteroid (NEA) up to 2035. Most of the key …

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SMAPS: Smart products, places and services for smart cities

The SMAPS project is based on the idea that the smart development of cities should be connected to the design of the interaction between their traditional physical structure and the new digital informational infrastructure. This interaction can be primarily built through the introduction of new “smart” service ideas and solutions for the emerging needs of …

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Re-Condo: Rethinking condominium – Urban scenarios and design proposals for a transformation of the middle-class housing stock in Milan and Turin

Between 1950s and 1970s, Milan and Turin experienced an impressive growth in housing production. A consistent part of this building boom was made up of condominiums that aimed at meeting the cultural and spatial needs of an emerging middle class. Such factors, together with economic and regulatory aspects, deeply influenced the formal, typological and technological …

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