designed by architect marco bernardini, ‘age house’ is a volume that is placed in the section of a hill,
creating a partial hypogeum structure.
the structure is made from materials that blend well into the surrounding environment.
the dwelling is obtained by using the height difference between the terraces.
the roof acquires the profile of a terrace, thus creating a natural,
grassy cover for the house
which aids in improving the structure’s
overall micro-climate, reducing energy costs
and regulating rainwater
the structure’s placement accommodates a grassy green roof which aids in controlling the dwelling’s overall micro-climate
considered an example of bioclimatic architecture, it reduces
the utilization of heating systems,
enhancing the efficiency of the
exchanges between house and environment. taking advantage of its
position and construction materials, this house obtains a high living
comfort with a minimum use of resources.
a dry stone wall goes into the
building, becoming the spine of the home’s construction, thus the house
into its surroundings utilizing materials drawing from the
immediate natural landscape.
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