PROTOTYPING STRAW

PROTOTYPING STRAW

Cisternino (BR), Italy, 2010 Prototyping Straw is an independent experimentation path developed with the aim to deepen the topic of the construction of load-bearing straw bale technique. We have created two small prototypes and in each of them we have tested different technical solutions. This allowed us to optimize some construction details such as the...
QUADRARO

QUADRARO

Rome, Italy, 2012. One of the objectives of this project was to debunk the cliché that straw was suitable for buildings only in rural settings. It is a private residence built on one level for an area of about 180 square meters and built with a wooden frame and padding in straw bales. The high...
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...