Through past and ongoing collaborations we have experience in several European Research Projects. This involvement allows us to explore innovative solutions addressing modern challenges which relate to buildings and the environment. 

Activation of NATURE-based solutions for a JUST low carbon transition

Development of OPV technologies with earth-abundant advanced materials for multilayer architecture, optimized for the production of textile architecture demonstrators and other potential PV applications

Tackling the problem of high energy consumption by producing systemic renovation packages that can be applied to residential and tertiary buildings.

Developing guidelines on how to install internal thermal insulation in historic buildings while maintaining their architectural and cultural heritage.

A sustainable urban regeneration model leveraging the convergence of energy, mobility and ICT to transform European cities into Smart Cities


Functional and advanced insulating and energy harvesting/storage materials across climate adaptive building envelopes


Visionary Nature based Solutions for Health, Wellbeing and Resilience in Cities


Smart windows and glass façades for most efficient energy management thanks to novel switching technologies

Study on 3D Documentation in Cultural Heritage

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A peer- learning programme for local and regional policy makers to exchange knowledge on cultural heritage, with a focus on participatory governance, adaptive reuse and quality of intervention

Development of a multi-stakeholder dialogue platform and Think Tank to promote innovation with Nature Based Solutions for sustainable and resilient cities

Aiming to merge, harmonise and refine existing sustainability assessment methodologies towards a common European view, for planning and constructing sustainable buildings.

Social Housing organisations and building professionals acting together for promoting new models of cooperation, inspired by integrated design for the energy renovation of Social Housing.

Bridging the gap between conservation of historic buildings and climate protection, Demonstrating the feasibility of reduction in energy demand, depending on the case and the heritage value.

Training property owners and local authorities on the process for retrofitting buildings while addressing the link between energy efficiency and increased property value.

Developing a new generation of inorganic insulation materials and building-insulation masonry components, suitable for applications both in new and retrofitted buildings.

Confronting Wicked Problems: Adapting Architectural Education to the New Situation in Europe “how curriculum and teaching should be adapted to the new societal and professional situation.”

Innovation in 3D modelling of cultural heritage through an inclusive approach for time-dynamic 3D reconstruction of artefacts, built and social environments. 

Investigating the energy efficiency of European historic urban districts and developing technologies and systems for its improvement.