Mariana Pickering (Emu Architects)
Architects & Building Designers
Borgo di Ventoso - historic renovation - DURING CONSTRUCTION

Borgo di Ventoso - historic renovation - DURING CONSTRUCTION

in this photo: laying the GFG

This three-story house is part of an historic 'borgo' (hamlet) comprised of several stone buildings dating to around the 16th Century. The house had not undergone any renovations since the 1950's or 60's. Our clients were a young Italian family of three, and our design brief was to renovate the house to meet current national Italian seismic standards and a level of energy efficiency that would make the project eligible for governmental tax breaks. For more information, please click the project title.

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Mariana Pickering (Emu Architects) added this to Restoring a +300-year-old, Italian, Stone Masonry Home
September 26, 2013
On top of this, we placed a layer of glass foam granulate (GFG) to act as thermal insulation between the ground and the slab.
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