With Mariana currently involved full time with Natural Capitalism Solutions and AE Building Systems, our professional ties with Colorado are now solid. This allows us to have experience in highly efficient buildings on both sides of the Atlantic, with some initial interesting considerations.
Discovering Colorado, the cradle of passive houses
A few weeks ago, for professional reasons we visited Denver, Boulder, Aspen and surrounding areas, in Colorado. At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, in the hearth of the United States, this region saw some of the very first passive…
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Our Passive House Italy group surpasses 2,500 members
In the past few days, our LinkedIn group dedicated to Passive House (Casa Passiva) in Italy has passed the milestone of 2,500 registered members, a sign of just how relative this subject is becoming for Italy.
Trends in Ceramics at CERSAIE 2013 (Bologna, Italy) | Houzz
Larger, thinner, and lighter. Textured, patterned, and combined. The overwhelming feeling from this year's edition of CERSAIE Bologna was that the ceramics industry is successfully launching this versatile material into place as a sustainable, cost-effective, technologically superior, and aesthetically pliable substitute for many other traditional building materials.
‘La Casa Passiva in Italia’ (Passive House in Italy) LinkedIn group passes 1000 members
We are happy to announce that just after the second anniversary of its creation, our LinkedIn group 'La Casa Passiva in Italia' (Passive House in Italy) passed 1000 members. Considering that the Italian government has only recently adopted the European…
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Emu Architects at Casa e Tavola 2012 (‘Home and Table’ expo) in Reggio Emilia
After the success of our collaborative stand with Octopus Lab Project at the 'Salone del Mobile' (furniture expo) in Parma last winter, we decided to repeat the experience at the 2012 edition of Casa&Tavola (Home&Table) expo in Reggio Emilia. From…
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Fuorisalone Milano 2012: Wrap Spaces – our favorite find!
My favorite Fuorisalone find was definitely Wrap Spaces from the Netherlands. They have a little show room located on Via Tortona - just follow the neon orange arrows to find it. The concept is one piece of furniture, from which…
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Fuorisalone Milano 2012: the Brera Design District – Miyazaki Chairs, HomeLess Design Network, and the Austrian Design Expo
While I did not by any means get to see the entire Brera district during my short stay in Milan, I did run into the following interesting displays which I would recommend to anyone heading in that direction: The Miyazaki…
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Fuorisalone Milano 2012: temporary street art – The Pothole Gardener and more
These were only three of the many examples of fun street art that I noticed popping up around Milan during Design Week: The first is a paper cut-out hand grasping onto a pole in the metro car. The second is…
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Emu Architects at Home Furniture and Design Expo in Parma
Today is our first day at 'Salone del Mobile', a home furnishings design expo in Parma. We are happy to be taking part in a collaborative design stand, headed up by Octopus Lab Project. Our stand includes beautiful examples of…
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