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Y house

P25 July 2012

Montaldo Roero (CN), Italy Type: New construction Area: 150 sqm Completion: under construcion Images: Archicura In Montaldo Roero a new house is rising up. The project consists in a one floor unit and it is patially integrated in the hill, close to the property limit. There is only one emerging element that connects the terrace on the rooftop with the living zone. The shape of the house respects the hill outline: that makes the impression that the volume is “growing” underground. The connection with the surrounding evironment is the focus of the entire project. There is a direct relationship between the areas inside the house and the outside. The distribution and the horizontal development of the house also guarantee the best use of the natural light.

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District heating plants

P1 April 2011

Alessandria, Italy Type: New construction Area: 5.500 sqm Completion: executive project Images: Archicura Two new district heating plants will arise in the Alessandria urban area. The teleheating system is going to be the main energy supply for the entire network. Both the plants, named North and South, even if located in different areas of the city, are going to be characterized by common architectural elements. As much as the complex techinical system inside, the project for the external areas is studied with extreme attention in order to guarantee an operational and harmonious final result. The plants are considered as the environment of production of energy, where technical process take place. For that reason, the buildings are treated in a rigorous way: volumes are neutral and clean, as container of complex process. These volumes will be partially covered with external, independent elements: curved petals with different grades will be the filter between the plants and the surrounding environment.

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Il Musot 2.0

P16 May 2009

Alba, Italy Type: New construction Area: 12.350 sqm State: final design Images: Archicura We get back to what we were talking about. In the area, needs changed, so does the architect proposal. The new complex for the Mussotto area, is a residential one, with about 12.000 sqm of apartments. The commercial part is no more a requirement. Instead, new rules discipline the use of the soil: due to the flood risk, the constuction of the basement level is not allowed and the first residential floor must be elevated (at least 2,40 m above the ground level). The project is revised. The new one aims to present an innovative and efficient technological constuction system. We propose the use of wood for the structure of the new buildings, in order to guarantee the best comfort and efficiency. The urban project is very important too: the surrounding areas (the church, the avenue, the river ) need to be connected by a project able to make them usable by the inhabitants and by all the community. New axes and new connections are created.

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