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Slatted Larch Screen Makes Renovated Casa Morchiuoso Erba Look New

Posted By Tafline Laylin On July 18, 2012 @ 5:14 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Daylighting,gallery,Green renovation | No Comments

Marco Castelletti, Casa Ristrutturata, Architecture, renovation, sustainable renovation, green renovation, Italy, countryside, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, larch, recyclable materials, renewable materials

In addition to providing a shield against the summer sun, the singular rectangular screen is laid in horizontal strips with gaps in-between that allows natural light to penetrate the home’s interior. The designers chose larch for its ubiquity, relative renewability [4] and for its superior construction properties.

The new shell also creates double-height spaces and provides a transition zone between the indoors and outdoor garden space. Located in the Italian countryside, this sustainable renovation is at once modern and respectful of the region’s vernacular architecture [5].

+ Studio di Architettura Marco Castelletti [1]

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[1] Studio di Architetettura Marco Caselletti: http://www.marcocastelletti.it/

[2] excess solar gain: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_gain

[3]  : http://inhabitat.com/slatted-larch-screen-makes-renovated-casa-morchiuoso-erba-look-new/casa-morchiuoso-erba-marco-castelletti-2/?extend=1

[4] larch for its ubiquity, relative renewability: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larch

[5] vernacular architecture: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernacular_architecture

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