DAda LabDrawing Architecture Document Action works for research, training and transfer of knowledge within Drawing, Communication and Representation for Architecture.

Research activities include: Applications of documentation technologies for conservation and management of urban landscape, historic parks and green areas, urban environment, historic and monumental architecture; Development of appropriate methodologies for preliminary cognitive investigations in order to provide reliable metric and documentary basis for design, restoration, planning and protection of urban space, landscaping and assessments in terms of environmental and diagnostic impact.

Technologies used: Applications of digital technologies for survey and diagnostics such as 3D laser scanners and photogrammetry, for the creation of databases useful for improving aspects of design in the field of conservation, planning of historic centers, security and seismic prevention . Data processing for the definition of informational media and digital archives of the territory.

Didactic opportunities: the Laboratory has born as a cross-cutting opportunity for teaching, proposing a practice where students could participate in a process of building knowledge based on direct experience. The practical application of different survey methods, from the traditionals to advanced digital, to architectural knowledge is intended to determine the contribution that various architectural image evaluation tools can offer in the process of documenting the built heritage. The lab offers a specially equipped physical space and it is designed to create a collaborative space where professors, researchers, technicians and students can plan, experiment and develop research together. The DAda Laboratory promotes open and structured training courses for students, graduated students and foreign university. The courses are geared towards the teaching of specific software for Graphics, Architecture, Cartography and multimedia applications.