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Welcome to Forethought India One-on-One Courses. Our program is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to excel in their chosen profession. Our instructor for this course is Prof. Paolo Debiaggi at Politecnico Di Milano


"Roots to Future: Exploring Contemporary Applications of Vernacular Architecture" is a comprehensive course designed to delve into the rich tapestry of vernacular architecture, encompassing its historical significance and its relevance in the modern world. Throughout the program, students will explore the core principles, characteristics, and regional variations of vernacular architecture. The course navigates through the sustainability aspects, technological integration, and challenges faced in adapting these traditional architectural forms to contemporary contexts. Emphasizing the cultural, social, and economic significance, it covers topics such as materials, construction techniques, climate adaptation, and the preservation of these architectural treasures. The course will also analyze the influences of vernacular architecture on identity, global trends, and emerging innovations, offering a profound understanding of the past, present, and future applications of vernacular architecture in a dynamic, ever-evolving world.

At the end of the program, students will receive a certificate & performance letter by the eductor indicating that they have completed the program and acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in their chosen profession.

Contemporary Applications of Vernacular Architecture, by Paolo Debiaggi

  • For over 20 years he has been carrying out his professional activity, independently and/or in partnership, in the design and management of the transformation processes of physical space, at the different scales of architecture (interior - building - landscape), urban design, reuse and reconversion of existing spaces and buildings, the feasibility assessment of urban transformation interventions and real estate development, for both private and public clients. In particular, it develops a specific managerial attitude in the management of complex decision-making processes in which different private and collective interests, regulatory and procedural complexities, specialized technical skills, appropriate technologies, management and control of costs and quality coexist and must be governed.

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