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ESTIA is an Ethically Built Wooden Shelter that Overlooks Ancient Italian Ruins

Posted By Ana Lisa On September 2, 2014 @ 5:07 pm In Architecture,Daylighting,Design,Green Materials,Innovation,Tiny Homes | No Comments

Sa.und.sa architetti, wooden shelter, ESTIA: the hearth room, Italian design, habitable sculpture, architecture workshop

The ESTIA wooden cabin [1] stands on stilts among the mountains of Camigliano [2], near the San Michele Cave. It was designed to provide shelter from the elements while offering magnificent views into the landscape. It was built as part of the “Update” workshop series and created with a deep consideration of the environment, local history [3], social connections and an aim for reviving the area.

Related: Kengo Kuma Creates Magical Habitable Cardboard Sculpture in Korean Forest [4]

Made entirely from local wood, it features a unique open, gabled roof that lets natural light flow inside. It is open on both ends, allowing people to admire both, the valley and the luscious vegetation growing around it. ESTIA is a hearty habitable sculpture [5] designed for enjoying local nature while acknowledging a difficult past. [6]

+ Sa.und.sa architetti [7]

Via Blog Gessato [8]

Photos by Sa.und.sa architetti and Fabio Cappello

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[1] wooden cabin: http://inhabitat.com/atelier-37-2s-sloping-house-appears-to-explode-on-an-extinct-volcano-in-france/

[2] Camigliano: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camigliano

[3] history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hestia

[4] Related: Kengo Kuma Creates Magical Habitable Cardboard Sculpture in Korean Forest: http://inhabitat.com/kengo-kuma-creates-magical-habitable-cardboard-sculpture-in-korean-forest/

[5] habitable sculpture: http://inhabitat.com/rintala-eggertssons-milu-is-sculptural-wooden-pavilion-made-from-locally-sourced-timber/

[6] difficult past.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senerchia

[7] + Sa.und.sa architetti: http://www.saundsa.com/

[8] Blog Gessato: http://blog.gessato.com/2014/08/25/ethical-architecture-project-in-italy/

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