Erpinio Labrozzi graduated as an Architect in 2019. Curious by nature, Erpinio’s main interests lie in architectural and urban scale design, with a focus on environmentally and socially sustainable practices. He is a researcher and teaching assistant in Politecnico di Milano, where he works on regenerative architectural design and ecological transition projects. Also, as a freelance architect, he incorporates the topics of his research into real-life projects.
As climate change and the rapid depletion of energy and material resources are threatening our society, this last factor is often overlooked by the discourse around architecture and sustainability, which is at the same time one of the sectors that consume more resources.
The essay aims to highlight the relationship between architectural production and the landscapes of extraction, transformation, consumption and waste disposal it generates (Collateral Landscapes), and provide an overview of the full impacts generated by the profession.
Collateral landscapes will present some of the research conducted around the matter in international contexts, then dig into two case studies about extraction and disposal landscapes.
Finally, the research will present a possible paradigm to move towards truly ecologically effective architectural approaches.