K_ALMA SOCIAL CARPENTRY

K_ALMA SOCIAL CARPENTRY

Rome, Italy, 2017 The interior design project of the K_alma Social Carpenter was not just a design project but above all a contribution to a social inclusion project. On the initiative of Gabriella Guido, manager of the entrepreneurial project, carpentry has as its objective the training, integration and employment of migrants and asylum seekers in...
ECO-STATION _ IAH SUMMER2018

ECO-STATION _ IAH SUMMER2018

San Cataldo (LE), Italy, 2018 Eco-station Lab is a project developed within the IAH Summer 2018 international architecture festival organized by Archistart, in collaboration with the Municipality of Lecce, to promote the meeting between different subjects active in the field of urban regeneration. It is part of one of the four self-construction workshops planned by...
PIAZZA GASPAROTTO URBAN LIVING LAB

PIAZZA GASPAROTTO URBAN LIVING LAB

Padova, Italy, 2017 Winner of the 2016 Culturability competition, Piazza Gasparotto Urban Living Lab is a process of urban regeneration and social innovation that unites associations, companies, research bodies, institutions and citizens with the common intention of reactivating the 2200 square meters of unused public space of Piazza Gasparotto . Thanks to a co-design path,...
ROLLING PAPERS

ROLLING PAPERS

Sciacca, Italy, 2016 It is a temporary library set up inside the old Caricatore caves, an important local historical monument. The project was developed in collaboration with the cultural association Factory and some papier-mâché artisans, committed for generations to the production of the allegorical wagons of the Sciacca carnival. The installation was carried out through...
OFF/THE/CUFF

OFF/THE/CUFF

Rome, Italy, 2016 “Off the cuff”: extemporaneous, improvised. It is a temporary installation made in the gardens of the Monk Club in collaboration with IndiLab. A project of collective self-construction and co-design able to experiment new forms of collaboration and acquire new skills. It is not just an architectural installation but a team building experiment....
BAMWOOD _ GNAM EXIBITION 2015

BAMWOOD _ GNAM EXIBITION 2015

Monza, Italy, 2015 In the Park of the Reggia di Monza at Villa Mirabello BAG has created a temporary installation for “GNAM_The art and the science of transforming food”, an exhibition, organized by CREDA Onlus and Consorzio Villa Reale, which fits into the busy EXPO2015 program. With the aim of creating a shaded area in...
LOOK (C)UP _ FRAMMENTI 2014

LOOK (C)UP _ FRAMMENTI 2014

Monte Porzio Catone (RM), Italy, 2014 Created during the” Frammenti 2014” Festival days ,  LOOK (C) UP is an installation realized with 120 wood pallets. It is an unconventional observatory, an intimate space where you can watch the stars. The structure is located within the area of cultural and archaeological Tuscolo Park  and is open to visitors every weekend.  
BAGGY WAVE _ ITALIA SURF EXPO 2014

BAGGY WAVE _ ITALIA SURF EXPO 2014

Santa Severa (RM), Italy, 2014 Made during the days of preparation of ITALY SURF EXPO 2014, BAGGY WAVE is a temporary installation that hosted the relax area in the water. The structure consists of arches made of bamboo split and is supplemented by a system of lighting and shade cloth. It was completed in three...
EVA _ SELF-BUILT ECOVILLAGE

EVA _ SELF-BUILT ECOVILLAGE

Pescomaggiore, L’Aquila, Italy, 2009 Called EVA, the Italian acronym of Self-build Ecovillage, the project is located a short distance from Pescomaggiore, a village destroyed by the earthquake that hit the mountain region of L’Aquila in central Italy on 6 April 2009. The project was entrusted to BAG by a group of inhabitants of the destroyed...
BRUSH ME!

BRUSH ME!

Rome, Italy, July 2014 The installation has been created for the inauguration of the new Monk Club (ex La Palma Club). The structure, which furnishes the external spaces, is composed of modular bamboo and wood elements that combining one with each other create a flexible system of shaded seatings . It was created by the team BAG through the organization of a workshop held during the days of the opening festival.  
NEW ACROBAX

NEW ACROBAX

Rome, Italy, 2013 The project proposal for the new expansion of the Acrobax social center redefines the entrance courtyard by presenting a new façade with openings of different sizes and alignments. The new space serves as a cafeteria and a small neighborhood library. To realize it, the construction technique of the load-bearing straw bales was...
TRULLO BELLO

TRULLO BELLO

Ceglie Messapica (BR), Italy, 2014 Located in the heart of Valle D’Itria, this trullo has been renovated with full respect for the traditional construction techniques of masters trullari. It is a conservative restoration in which some solutions have been found to give habitability and transform the building into a prestigious summer residence. Local limestone, natural...
BORGOFESTIVAL

BORGOFESTIVAL

Fiano Romano (RM), Italy, 2013. The project was done in collaboration with the LAN, expert group in structures with Arundo Donax. It was built a temporary structure that combines unique expertise in the construction techniques for the two natural materials: reeds and straw. It is therefore a light cover in bundles of reeds “Arundo Donax”...
QUADRARO

QUADRARO

Quadraro, Rome, Italy, 2012. The construction works have started at the end of January 2011, and for some months the inhabitants of Quadraro were treated to a curious construction site instead of the classic brick used straw bales. With this project we also wanted to dispel the cliché that the straw is suitable to build...
PROTOTYPING STRAW 03

PROTOTYPING STRAW 03

Ostuni (BR), Italy, 2010. A small structure used to shelter a donkey at the farm Annamaria Baratto. In load-bearing straw bales and covered with wood and bamboo, was completed in just 3 days by two person.
PROTOTYPING STRAW 02

PROTOTYPING STRAW 02

Cisternino (BR), Italy, 2011. Small structure serving as a summer residence. The site is home to the Dinghy Workshop Series since 2011. Made of load bearing straw bale, in its construction were also used tires exhausted for foundations and pylons of an old disused power line for coverage. The latter is insulated with straw to...
RED ROCK

RED ROCK

Silver City, New Mexico, USA, 2000. 120sq metre house built with load bearing walls made from used car tyres and a wooden roof. Electricity is supplied by a stand alone solar system. Grey water is passed through an indoor wetlands system before being used for Irrigation. Passive solar design provides the only heat source.  ...
SALENTO GREEN ARCHITECTURE

SALENTO GREEN ARCHITECTURE

Campi Salentina (LE), Italy, 2010 “Every time an old man dies in Africa, it is as if a library has burnt down” (Amadou Hampâté Bâ, a Malian philosopher). Today in many communities of Africa the wisdom of the elderly continues to be respected. In a research carried out in Senegal, respondents of various ages stated...
PROTOTYPING STRAW 01

PROTOTYPING STRAW 01

Locorotondo (BA), Italia, 2010. Piccola struttura ad uso stalla per un cavallo e un asinella. Realizzato in balle di paglia portanti e copertura in legno e lamiera. Per costruire la struttura grezza è stato organizzato un workshop. Intonaco ed infissi sono stati realizzati successivamente da carpentieri locali. Locorotondo (BA), Italy, 2010. A small structure used...