Structure Agency: YAS structure + Angelo Melcarne + MORLEO architetture
Contact e-mail: [email protected]
Agency Location: Brindisi, ITALY
Completion Yr: 2021
Gross Constructed Space: 100 sqm
Venture location: Carovigno (BR), ITALY
Lead Architects: Antonio De Castro
Lead Architects e-mail: [email protected]
Design Crew: Angelo Melcarne (idea and preliminar design), YAS Structure + Rosanna Morleo (design improvement, supplies and development).
YAS structure staff: Antonio De Castro, Andrea Calderari, Elena Calderari, Paolo Casolaro.
Shoppers: Cosimo Terlizzi, Damien Modolo
Hemp and lime development: Messapia Fashion
Home windows: TeknoLiso
Canes: Pierluigi Maci
Major contractor: Delta Edilizia
Engineering: Dario Flore + Scaff System
The inventive workspace, Lamia Santolina, is a dwelling constructing made from hemp and lime. Located within the countryside round Carovigno (BR), Apulia, southern Italy and commissioned by the artist Cosimo Terlizzi and his associate Damien Modolo takes on the lamia typology, historically discovered within the Valle d’Itria and Alto Salento with a recent twist. It displays the homeowners’ love of the Apulian countryside and their want to depart a respectful print on the land by creating a contemporary artwork studio in concord with native nature and tradition.
Aesthetically talking, the construction is conventional, however from a development viewpoint, it’s pioneering in utilizing pure and recyclable supplies to handle modern environmental considerations.
The constructing has a easy form, similar to a standard lamia; the oblong base shrinks because it rises to kind perimeter partitions with trapezoidal sections and rounded corners, similar to the handmade constructions created by farmers prior to now. There are two small sq. window openings on the Westside. To the East, the constructing opens up utterly, with a big sliding door and window part meant to gather as a lot pure gentle as attainable and make the most of the views of the encompassing olive grove.
Due to an overhanging roof part, the sizeable Jap opening is positioned in order that the solar’s rays don’t enter immediately contained in the studio, making the most of pure gentle whereas avoiding overheating within the scorching Apulian summers. One intention was to keep up a relentless temperature contained in the constructing to retailer artwork, provides, and agricultural produce.
The development expertise and supplies utilized within the venture are additionally conventional but fashionable; the perimeter partitions and roof slab are each made by Messapia Fashion, an moral development firm and pioneer of hemp and lime development in Italy. The fabric consists of a mixture of hemp hurds, water, pure hydrated lime, and a pure excipient to assist the drying course of.
It’s gaining recognition all through Europe as a result of the non-toxic hemp and lime combination, characterised by excessive thermal sealing capability (thermal conductivity: 0.056 W/ mK), naturally controls inside moisture, supplies most breathability, and even absorbs CO2 from the surroundings. The fabric met our specification to create a ‘dwelling’ construction that performs excellently in all features of performance.
The sunshine modular iron construction, produced by Scaff System, was tailored to accommodate the traditional “incannucciato” cane roof approach. First, native artisans assembled the regionally grown canes to create cane mats that relaxation upon the metal construction’s joists. Then a 25cm thick hemp and lime combination layer is then laid on high, offering most thermal insulation for the roof.
A photovoltaic system will likely be positioned on the roof, producing round 4.5kWp of electrical energy additionally serves the close by home on the identical plot. The roof additionally kinds a part of the rainwater restoration system, directing rainwater to an underground tank to be saved for irrigation. The soil eliminated throughout the excavation section was reused to offer a brand new layer of soil to the prevailing olive timber.
The underground rock was reused to strengthen the perimeter dry stone partitions that launch humidity gathered throughout the night time again into the bottom encouraging cyclicity and minimizing influence.