Lamole Research

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.

View of the Lamole valley with the old Grospoli vineyard in the center and new Grospoli vineyard in the top right hand corner.
View of the old Grospoli vineyard in the center and the new Grospoli vineyard in the top right hand corner.

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.

AE Lab 1 – 2019: Orthophoto of the new Grospoli vineyard.
AE Lab 1 – 2019: Climatewalk preparations on the new Grospoli vineyard.
AE Lab 1 – 2019: Excerpt of thermographic survey of the new Grospoli vineyard.
AE Lab 1 – 2019: Excerpt of Climatewalk survey of the new Grospoli vineyard.

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.

Lamole Research Collaboration 2016: Orthophoto of the old Grospoli vineyard.
Lamole Research Collaboration 2016-18: Preparation of weather-stations on the old Grospoli vineyard.
Lamole Research Collaboration 2016-18: Weather-stations on Grospoli vineyard.
Lamole Research Collaboration 2016-18: Location of weather-stations on the old Grospoli vineyard.