With the final touch of a dark red paint, this one-family (plus small mother’s flat) house was finally completed, after 2 years of construction.  It is a standard, modern construction, built in reinforced concrete frame and clay block walls, but designed with particular care in energy efficiency, sustainability and comfort. The ‘new generation’ clay blocks are deeper than usual (45cm instead of the standard 30cm), providing thermal mass for a good insulation both in the cold and hot season – furthermore, a unique interlocking design rules out the need for mortar in the vertical and horizontal joints, thus avoiding thermal bridges. The roof is entirely in wood (laminated spruce pine), with 20cm of wood fiber insulation and ventilation. The roof final cover is zinc-titanium.

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