From an urban planning point of view, the design idea is to resume the texture of agricultural crops while maintaining the drainage channels and riparian vegetation, while also preserving the hedges and rows of trees between the various fields and areas where natural vegetation is recovered
From an urban planning point of view, the design idea is to resume the texture of agricultural crops while maintaining the drainage channels and riparian vegetation, while also preserving the hedges and rows of trees between the various fields and areas where natural vegetation is recovered.
The new roads planned are few and are an extension or connection of those existing on the agricultural territory.
The houses are single-family and are of two types depending on the sun exposure. Furthermore, the idea is to exploit the slope of the land to have as little earth movement as possible and at the same time mitigate the visual impact of the settlement as much as possible. In fact, the buildings develop around semi-underground courtyards, trying to make the most of the bioclimatic advantages of the underground structures, which guarantee greater stability of the hygrothermal values.
The courtyards are covered with vegetation like the roofs which are “green roof”. Seen from above, the houses are not visible but only the vegetation is visible. All this serves to reduce the temperature increase produced by the so-called “urban heat island”. The rainwater from the roofs is collected in tanks to be used for draining the toilets or in the dry season to irrigate, the excess water is conveyed into the existing drainage channels.
Each lot is divided into four strips that develop longitudinally, each with its own curvilinear course in continuity between the roof and the courtyards. The roofs, with their wavy pattern that echoes the movement of the natural earth, have a load-bearing structure in laminated wood beams, which continue without discontinuity even in the courtyards. These beams, which are the load-bearing element of the entire construction, unload directly on the foundations and on four corten steel portals.
The buildings for orientation and for the materials used in particular for the insulation system are in class A, each building has a solar thermal system for hot water, while the electricity is supplied by a centralized photovoltaic system which for its larger size compared to the single one costs less per kw and thanks to the condominium consumption it is possible to easily obtain 100% self-consumption.