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Last week I went to Ecobuild, the world’s biggest event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment. Finally the issue of designing and building sustainably and energy-efficiently has become a recognized must and not just a pretty slogan to sound trendy. We need to design and build houses – and offices, factories, public buildings, etc. [...]

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See previous post on the fast building of this wooden house in Umbertide, Umbria. This is a truly ecological, highly efficient, energy-saving new architecture in Umbria. The eaves and the triangular balcony on the first floor are in X-lam, the same structure as the walls, but used horizontally. The same could be used in the [...]

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We are only on day 5 since construction of this umbrian wooden house started (although this post comes much later) and the roof is ready to go in. The middle floor and the roof are built exactly the same, with laminated beams (primary and secondary), matchboards and osb boards to add rigidity to the package. On [...]

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This wooden house in Umbria is not just ecological, earthquake-resistant and energy-efficient. It is also very quick to build. We are only on Day 3 now and the vertical X-LAM panels are almost all in place, showing the final shell of the building. It is amazing to see how all the pieces fit together, like [...]

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This week I started my second wooden house in Umbria, precisely in Umbertide, North Tiber Valley, on an urban plot bordering with a public pine tree forest. The basement is in concrete (wood is obviously not suitable for underground construction), but from now on there will be no more concrete. Just timber panels (X-lam, ie: [...]

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After the August “Ferragosto” holiday, we are back on site to complete the wooden house in Umbria, on the hills near Umbertide. This building has a 14cm. thick insulation (ecological wood fiber panels) on the roof as well as a ventilated chamber below the roof tiles: this provides energy-saving and comfort, both in winter and summer. [...]

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I’m currently working as the project architect on a wooden house in Umbria, near Umbertide. It is amazingly quick to build, it is ecological and, more importantly, it is highly efficient in terms of energy saving. The thick wood-fiber insulation, together with its solid wood structure, will guarantee that the building will fall within class [...]

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