This subject aims to demonstrate the potential implicit in the reactivation of architectures submitted to past uses with a program that responds to current needs, something that will require instructing the student in the interpretation of the built environment from the perspective of “what is necessary”, the analysis of ” the available “and the commitment to” the sustainable “. This approach involves exchanging “author” vocations for “interpreter” skills. For this, real situations will be presented in order to instruct the instruct the student in reading reality, stimulating his interest not only in that relative to the understanding of concepts and obtaining of data, but also instructing him in the construction of “contextualized knowledge” to situations and concrete problems, in short “interpreting” the waste through its recycling.
Therefore, in addition to training the gaze, this subject also aims to instruct the sense of smell, understood it as a sensory and intuitive appeal that allows the individual to see beyond the obvious, something essential for any action of architectural, knows also how to detect opportunities to create architecture. This instruction will be carried out through theoretical and practical sessions aimed at discovering strategies of intervention on the constructed world, from aptitudes that approach the ecological and sustainable issue not as an option, but as a need that takes advantage to conceive form and matter. Therefore the “architectural sustainability” will be defended through a discourse that far to be limited to respect for environmental aspects, also it will pursue the economy of resources, it will justify the use of material and will enhance the use of renewable energies, but in addition to all this, a subject that will expand its field of action to economic, cultural and social issues in order to offer the architecture that the contemporary individual needs.