On Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th, our construction site in Cavriago was open to the public for the International Passive House Days. On Friday 13th, the local Scuola Edile visited us for a class on energy efficiency. The event was…
International Passive House Days in Cavriago, Italy
The International Passive House Days are an event organized by the Passivhaus Institut, to publicize what a passive house is, and to let people “touch” the state of the art of construction in terms of comfort and energy efficiency. This year, we take part to the event with our Cavriago project, where we are currently building two single-family passive houses: our construction site is going to be open to the public on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th.
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.
Students from Boston Architectural College visit to discuss sustainability in Reggio Emilia
Last Thursday we had the pleasure of hosting a group of students from Boston Architectural College for a day of site visits and discussions about the ways in which modern and sustainable construction techniques are making their way into the traditional setting of rural Italy.
Overview of the 3rd International Green Roof Conference in Hamburg, Germany.
No one can argue that the green roof industry is still in an "experimental" phase. Speaker after speaker proved this to be true in the three days of excursions and presentations in and around Hamburg two weeks ago. While there was far too much information exchanged to repeat in detail, I thought I would mention just a couple of general topics of discussion that came out of this excellent conference.
Residential architecture on a Texan scale: drawing inspiration from the 2012 AIA Dallas Home Tour
On my most recent visit to my hometown of Dallas, Texas, I was lucky enough to attend a home tour organized by the Dallas chapter of the The American Institute of Architects (AIA). After living here in Italy for almost…
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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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