The Intangible Resources of Vernacular Architecture for the Development of a Green and Circular Economy

  • Marco Sala
  • Antonella Trombadore
  • Laura Fantacci
Part of the Innovative Renewable Energy book series (INREE)


In this chapter five major concepts are being discussed:
  1. 1.

    The fragility of vernacular architecture as a resource for a sustainable and responsible tourism

  2. 2.

    New hypothesis of renovation processes for the inland areas of Mediterranean countries

  3. 3.

    Vernacular architecture as baseline of bioclimatic technology

  4. 4.

    New and traditional technologies for urban and environmental quality

  5. 5.

    Solutions to improve microclimate comfort


Several examples were presented with outstanding justification leading to comfort and sustainability.


Vernacular architecture Tourism Mediterranean countries Microclimate 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marco Sala
    • 1
  • Antonella Trombadore
    • 1
  • Laura Fantacci
    • 1
  1. 1.“ABITA”, Università degli Studi di FirenzeFlorenceItaly

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