Type of construction: partial demolition and renovation, with attic recovery
Typology: Manor villa. Net floor area: about 500 m2 before renovation, about 600 m2 after renovation
Owner: Private bank foundation (Fondazione CARISBO)
Construction systems: Load-bearing masonry walls in solid bricks
Location: Italy, Argelato, Bologna
Video credits: University of Bologna
The Italian demonstrator represents a typical rural residential building commonly widespread in different rural territories of Southern Europe and Italy. This specific case study represents an example of renovation and refurbishment of historical buildings, fostering a cycle of requalification of this architectural typology according to a circular approach, which is completely innovative in the field of protected heritage.
The interventions concerned the partial demolition and reconstruction as well as deep renovation through the reuse of original materials and new sustainable and partially prefabricated components. Indeed, the existing and territorial construction materials are reused, respecting the traditional and regional architectural standards. After the retrofit, this rural building stock will meet a high level of energy efficiency based on the circular use of materials and building components with high technological solutions for energy efficiency improvement.
Photo credits: Cecilia Mazzoli (University of Bologna), Mirko Cioni (Habitat Plus)
The typical rural architectural aspect makes this case study an exceptional example of territorial architecture. The villa consists of two floors and has been converted into a multi-user residence with 8 bedrooms (for hosting a total of 15 people) and common facilities.
This deep renovation demonstrator has been developed based on the following circular actions:
Photo credits: Cecilia Mazzoli (University of Bologna)
Find plans, sections and technical drawings here (Credits Mirko Cioni, Habitat Plus).
Find detailed drawings of the facade here (Credits Aliva).
We met the following results in the Italian demonstration building.
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