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 wall/roof connection or wall stabilization. They are both small buildings used as agricultural warehouses and have been realized thanks to the organization of training workshops that have allowed us to share learning with other professionals working in this field.

Team: Paolo Robazza, Fabrizio Savini, Caleb Murray Burdeau
Type of project: prototype
Cost: 3.000 euros + 3.000 euros
Dimensions: 12 sq.m. + 12 sq.m.
State: completed
Participants: Sylwia Modzelewska, Fillioux Vladimir, Rossano Sborchia, Mario d’Aquino, Kusha Ghoreishi, Maria Abbracciavento, Maria Grazia Savito, Caterina Manghisi, Linda Aquaro, Alan Quarterman, Domenica Leonardi, Francesca Romana De Paolis, Maria Stefania Bianco, Claudio Vinci, Valeria De Bellis, Valentina Bonetti, Luigi Lanzilotti, Elisabetta Segre, Giulia Moretti, Angelica Longo, Laura Di Virgilio, Viviana Forestiere, Alessia Di Bitonto, Anna Maiello, Fabiano Spano, Elisa Ceccarelli, Rossella Arma, Livianna Curri, Vittorio Zanzaregna, Gabriella Bonaccorso, Roberta Rifratta, Marina Beneventi, Claudia Di Paolo, Luigi De Carlo.