Since 2015 interdisciplinary research activities focus on terraced vineyards with dry-stone walls. Particular focus is placed on the way in which these vineyards modulate the local micro-climate in such a way as to facilitate the growing of high quality red vine at higher altitude. This involves multi-modal data acquisition through different surveying methods including ortho-photography and thermography with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and terrestrial stationary and mobile measure-stations. The acquired data is integrated in a multi-scale and multi-domain model.
Thus far the surveys focused on three terraced vineyards: the old Grospoli vineyard, the new Grospoli vineyard, and the Castello vineyard.
2019 Research Team: Fattoria di Lamole; Research Department for Digital Architecture and Planning, Vienna University of Technology; GECO Geomatics for Environment and Conservation of Cultural Heritage Laboratory, DICEA – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Florence; Chair of Building Technology and Climate Responsive Design, Technical University Munich; OCEAN Architecture | Environment; Climateflux.
2015-18 Research Team: Fattoria di Lamole; Research Center for Architecture and Tectonics & Advanced Computational Design Laboratory, Oslo School of Architecture and Design; GECO Geomatics for Environment and Conservation of Cultural Heritage Laboratory, DICEA – Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Florence; GESAAF – Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Systems – University of Florence; Italian Military Geographic Institute.