Industrial Design for Architecture
First-level Specializing Master at Politecnico di Milano
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November 2021


Future designers, architects and engineers will face the great challenges of the ever-changing design and building sector at local and global level, in terms of competition, development and modernization.
They shall be able to develop new ideas in the field of real estate, by designing solutions that embed advanced building components and display innovative layout designs. In particular, the field of interest concernes temporary buildings and events, reconversion of buildings and building components design.
In this perspective, the Specializing Master in Industrial Design for Architecture aims to:
  • Combine multidisciplinary competences to create advanced curricula;
  • Involve companies and professionals to make the educational experience as practical as possible;
  • Refer to Italian cultural and economic assets to enrich design competences;
  • Teach how to develop highly innovative concepts based on design briefs given by real companies;
  • Offer a multicultural environment to enhance the understanding of global issues.


The programme is designed to train professionals with design skills applied to the design of industrial products that can interact or be integrated with the built environment, or components of macrosystems increasingly industrialized, such as buildings.
The aim of the programme is to combine the knowledge coming from two sectors of excellence in Italy: design and production of components for building industry, areas that already are recognized internationally at the best level, but that can find further development opportunities, both in Italy and abroad.
The aspect that our country has a high-quality tradition in manufacturing finished elements for construction is particularly interesting, for example in the field of construction materials (bricks, aggregates, etc.) and coatings (items of pottery, mosaics, etc.), as well as there are excellent companies in production of structures and systems. Therefore, the programme offers Industrial Design skills based on Italian design/production quality that can be applied to the international market. The professionals trained in this programme will be able to manage the design complexity of the industrial product for built environment, in relation to its inclusion in the building, in companies of different productive sectors that include the production of a wide range of construction components, light and heavy prefabrication, construction products for building envelope, installation systems and functional equipment of the built environment. Students can work in companies, or design and engineering firms that ask for their interaction with the business world. The education provided by this Master includes the carrying out of lectures, seminars, exercises and workshops.

Job description and final assessment

Students will become expert designers, with theoretical knowledge combined with significant experiences applied to the construction industry, and product manager, with a strong multidisciplinary attitude, involved in development of new products and their inclusion in the built environment.

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Industrial Design for Architecture


Tuition and Fees
The Total cost of the Master is  €12.000.
deadline: 31 March 2021
  • acquire design skills for industrial products
  • combine design and production of building components
Teaching Plan

The Specializing Master will begin in November 2021 and will end in January 2023.

Venue, Via Don Giovanni Verità, 25 - 20158 Milan

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