Archintorno is developing the methodology and tools for DesignBuild Studios together with the European DesignBuild Network (EDBKN). Archintorno will make a specific contribution in the area of participatory design and will be conducting a research seminar on the topic for the PILOT Project in Egypt.
Archintorno serves as a pioneer institution in Italy for research on DesignBuild activities. The only DesignBuild initiative related to higher education in Italy, Archintorno’s DesignBuild activities include teaching and research at Italian universities.
The EDBKN promotes the implementation, distribution, and sustainability of the DesignBuild methodology.
In recent years, DesignBuild-Studios, a teaching and research model enabling students to take responsibility for developing balanced future living environments, have undertaken architectural projects from design to realisation. They became a new paradigm in architectural education in Europe and all around the world. However, despite the fact that DesignBuild Studios show an exemplary way to combine the synergistic potentials of teaching, research, practice, and development cooperation, they remain a young and changing field that is far from being exhausted. The EDBKN will stimulate the sustainable, practise-related, international and interdisciplinary knowledge-transfer, foster multinational, interdisciplinary cooperation and promote research related to DesignBuild activities.
The research project is funded by the European Union and is conducted by the Technische Universität Berlin in cooperation with the Vienna University of Technology, Archintorno, the German University in Cairo and Dalhousie University.