Mario Cucinella ospite di INBAR a Klimahouse Puglia 2013

Per la seconda edizione di Klimahouse Puglia INBAR – Istituto Nazionale di Bioarchitettura organizza un convegno dal titolo “Esperienza di rigenerazione urbana”. Ospite d’onore l’architetto di fama internazionale Mario Cucinella. Il convegno si terrà il 5 aprile ed ha come … Continue reading Mario Cucinella ospite di INBAR a Klimahouse Puglia 2013

New South City of Tübingen – New city life on a former military station

New South City of Tübingen – New city life on a former military station

In Tübingen arises, built on the site of the former French barracks, a new district. Since 1993 the city of Tübingen and the new residents of the district create, with small-scale mixed-use, with high density, public spaces and wider variety of architecture, an urban habitat. On a 65 acre area are built by 2012 homes for 6500 people, and result 2000 jobs. Continue reading New South City of Tübingen – New city life on a former military station

to construct house with the straw

Building with straw is a real possibility with examples of homes in various parts of the world, that since at least 2 centuries demonstrate the effectiveness of straw as building material. The use of straw allowed to reduce and sometimes entirely replace the wood, allowed reduced construction times and better insulation properties. Continue reading to construct house with the straw

why the climahouse cube doesn’t work

Have you ever seen the bet of the Climahouse cube? Two ice cubes are placed in the middle of a square exposed to the sun in summer. The first one is exposed to air while the second is protected by a shell of polystyrene to simulate a perfectly thermally insulated building. After a month the two ice blocks are compared and it turns out that the second wrapped by Styrofoam is intact while the first has melted “like snow”. However, there is a but. Continue reading why the climahouse cube doesn’t work