Customized sustainable housing for Split

csh(photo: Zoran Alajbeg)

 “Customised Sustainable Housing for Split” Programme

Main objectives:
•    analysis of architectural and urban principles of the Diocletian`s Palace which are applicable to modern developing neighbourhoods
•    typological analysis of Split residential architecture in a wide historical sequence
•    application of historical and theoretical knowledge to unconsolidated areas at the edge of the city
•    recognising urban potential in problematic urban zones
•    typological research as a starting point for improving the standard of living and the public life of the city

Learning outcomes
After a successful completion of the summer school, the participants will be able to:
1. use the Diocletian`s Palace as an urban architecture model in the urbanisation process of modern residential neighbourhoods
2. use systematic analysis of residential typologies as one of the reference points in designing
3. acquire foundations for recognising hidden urbanity in non-urbanised or scarcely urbanised areas
4. learn the principles of setting up and using data contained in typological databases

Tentative content
This project will be great benefit for students who are continuing education and work in the following areas: mass housing, shape grammars, urban development, architectural and urban research models, historical materials, traditional elements, traditional technologies in today’s perspective, and modern process development. The participants will have an opportunity to visit the Diocletian`s Palace, a part of the historical nucleus of Split under UNESCO protection, as an adaptable system of residential and public space. They will also be able to analyse some specimens of residential typology of Split architecture in a wide historical sequence and apply the acquired knowledge to selected unconsolidated location at the edge of the city.