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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 [...]

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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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I have just come back from KlimaHouse fair in Bolzano, one of the most important international trade fairs for energy efficient construction and sustainable architecture. Alto Adige, the German-Italian bilingual region up in the very North of Italy, has always been a forerunner regarding the themes of good building practice and eco-sustainability, with many good [...]

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In Italian we call it “cappotto“, that is coat, an external insulation layer that has lately become almost compulsary when building a new house or restoring an existing one, in order to achieve the minimum “U” value stated by recent laws. The aim is to build more efficient architecture in terms of energy-saving and sustainability: [...]

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