This video has been accepted to be presented at Rob|Arch 2016 (robarch2016.org) through the Rob|Arch 2016 Call for Videos.
Scientific supervisor: Prof. G. Fallacara Tutors: M. Barberio, M. Colella
Robotic animations: L. Susca Students: M. Chiricallo, I. Di Puppo, L. Nuzzo, B. Suriano, F. Ciriello, A. Graziano, I. Pompilio, M. Scalera, R. Tondi, S. Galetta, L. Diciolla, S. Quatela, A. Venditti, G. Volpe, G. Lamacchia, S. Mastrodonato, S. Maurantonio, M. Miccoli, A. Rella, L. Vitale, N. Capozzo, F. Perillo, M. Pulpito, R. Santacroce, C. Vitale, M. Mele, E. Resta, N. Sarcina, A. M. Seccia, G. Gorgoglione, M. Monfreda, F. Mirizzi, V. Vacca, G. Vicenti, M. Colacicco, G. Dinoia, C. Nuzzo, B. Pavone, A. Sequenza, A. Sfregola, A. Nardelli, M. Quintana, F. Palmisano, S. Nichilo, A. Scarano, S. Scarcelli, A. Serio, V. Solinunte, B. Zecchillo, M. Girardi, E. Palma, M. Paradiso.
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Polytechnic of Bari, Italy
With the Course of Architectural Design (Third year) from DICAR - Polytechnic of Bari, the authors aim to experience a new approach to teaching design. Focusing the annual project - the museum - on issues like sustainability, parametric design and robotic fabrication, the students organized into groups, have worked together simulating the practice of a big office. The project areas are located in Matera, European Capital of Culture 2019. For Matera, the planning of a contemporary museum and a new railway station are two potentially strategic projects for the development of the city and its renewed image. The projects are characterized by a big elliptical funnel-shaped perforated roof, formed by hexagonal elements consist of six prismatic ashlars, pre-compressed between them thanks to a metal band. The spatiality generated by the roof, evokes the great tradition of Mediterranean vaulted architectures.