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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
Italy-based Sa.und.sa architetti recently led a series of ethical architecture workshops to revitalize the ruins of Senerchia, which was devastated by an earthquake. The “Update” series of projects were designed by professionals and students working together to revive the landscape. One of the projects, called ESTIA— the hearth room—is a sweet wooden shelter built in just a week and designed for enjoying nature with friends.
The ESTIA wooden cabin  stands on stilts among the mountains of Camigliano , 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 , social connections and an aim for reviving the area.
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  designed for enjoying local nature while acknowledging a difficult past. 
Via Blog Gessato 
Photos by Sa.und.sa architetti and Fabio Cappello
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URLs in this post:
 wooden cabin: http://inhabitat.com/atelier-37-2s-sloping-house-appears-to-explode-on-an-extinct-volcano-in-france/
 Camigliano: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camigliano
 history: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hestia
 Related: Kengo Kuma Creates Magical Habitable Cardboard Sculpture in Korean Forest: http://inhabitat.com/kengo-kuma-creates-magical-habitable-cardboard-sculpture-in-korean-forest/
 habitable sculpture: http://inhabitat.com/rintala-eggertssons-milu-is-sculptural-wooden-pavilion-made-from-locally-sourced-timber/
 difficult past.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senerchia
 + Sa.und.sa architetti: http://www.saundsa.com/
 Blog Gessato: http://blog.gessato.com/2014/08/25/ethical-architecture-project-in-italy/
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