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BAG Officinamobile Builds Rome’s First Straw Bale House

Posted By Ana Lisa On February 7, 2013 @ 12:30 pm In Architecture,energy efficiency,Green Materials | 1 Comment

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Seeking to change the perception that straw bale [1] buildings are only suitable for rural areas, Beyond Architecture Group Officinamobile (BAG) [2] recently built Rome’s first straw bale home! The energy-efficient space was designed by a group of students and it’s made entirely from local materials.

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Located in the Roman capital’s Quadraro [3] neighborhood, the straw bale house was made from a local wood structure, and the walls were filled with straw [4] bale that was previously mixed with crushed bricks and mud. And the plaster they’re using is made from a mix of crushed bricks and local dirt, which will give the house an earthy tone. Although it’s still a work-in-progress, the great thing about straw bale [5] shelters is that are very energy-efficient as its porous properties keeps the interior warm in winter and cool in summer.

+ BAG Officinamobile [2]

Photo © BAG Officinamobile

Via Plataforma Arquitectura [6]


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[1] straw bale: http://inhabitat.com/tag/straw-bale/

[2] Beyond Architecture Group Officinamobile (BAG): http://www.bagofficinamobile.org/

[3] Quadraro: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quadraro

[4] straw: http://inhabitat.com/hannastina-crick-transforms-simple-straw-into-luxurious-seating/

[5] straw bale: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Straw-bale_construction

[6] Via Plataforma Arquitectura: http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2013/01/09/la-primera-casa-urbana-construida-de-fardos-de-paja-en-roma-italia/

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