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Pescomaggiore Village Destroyed by L’Aquila Earthquake Now Being Rebuilt Sustainably

Posted By Yuka Yoneda On May 27, 2011 @ 4:20 pm In Architecture,Design,Disaster-proof design,Green Building | 3 Comments

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Pescomaggiore village, which was destroyed by the earthquake that hit the mountain region of L’Aquila in central Italy on Apr. 6, 2009, is now being rebuilt by its 40-odd inhabitants with straw and wood. Called EVA [1] (an acronym for “Do it Yourself” in Italian) eco-village features seven houses built on a section of land a short distance from the original village. The new houses have a simple wooden structure and straw padding but the roofs are clad with solar panels and there is even a system to collect rainwater.


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[1] EVA: http://www.bagofficinamobile.org/

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