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Type: Artigo de evento
Title: Cooperative Design In A Postgraduate Distance Learning Scheme In Brazil: A Case Study On A More Sustainable Low-cost Housing Proposal
Author: Sattler M.A.
Andrade L.M.S.
Barros R.R.M.P.
Tenorio G.S.
Abstract: This paper describes a successful experience on distance learning in a postgraduate course in architectural and urban environment rehabilitation, as required by the urgent need to work on education in sustainability, in a larger scale and counting on contemporary non-conventional approaches. Students from five geographical regions all over Brazil, with a range of cultural and climatic characteristics, were organized into groups and asked to consider the specificities of their local realities, when presenting solutions for a low-cost more sustainable housing project. The design was to be based on eco-construction techniques, permaculture principles, sustainability strategies and humanizing concepts. The interaction between students was mainly through discussion forums and chats on the web, and the final product was formatted on a Wiki. The "South group" was one among those that reached a fairly high level of quality, when regarding at the incorporation of sustainability issues. Its work showed a thorough understanding of socioeconomic and environmental constraints, especially in terms of bioclimatic issues. Thus, it was selected to be described in more depth. This paper aims at illustrating how the group applied the design method, showing that distance learning is enabling interesting results also in the area of sustainable architecture and urban planning.
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2011
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