After the success of our collaborative stand with Octopus Lab Project at the 'Salone del Mobile' (furniture expo) in Parma last winter, we decided to repeat the experience at the 2012 edition of Casa&Tavola (Home&Table) expo in Reggio Emilia. From October 6th to 14th, we will be presenting several solutions for ecological home design and energy efficiency, for both residential renovations and new constructions. These include certifications, CasaClima and Casa Passiva (Passive House). Continue reading below...
We will also be demonstrating building principles of both high-performance masonry structures, as well as wood constructions. Examples will be included from all phases of the construction process - from the preliminary design, to the architectural and construction design, all the way to the construction site and completion of works. Our studies include daylight simulations, two-dimensional calculations, and thermal bridge calculations.
As far as ecologically sensitive building materials, we will have examples at our stand of several products that we use on a regular basis: cork, wood fiber, hemp fiber, other natural fibers, recycled cellulose, sheep's wool, clay plasters, calcium silicate, cellular glass, and many others. We will also be showing some cork-wood doors and high-performance mechanical ventilation systems with heat recovery and pollen filters.
We will be happy to answer any questions about the use of these materials in home design.
Please come visit us from October 6th to 14th in the center of Pavilion C, at Stand 18-19. For more information, please visit the Casa&Tavola website. You are also welcome to join our public Facebook event - 'Emu Architetti a Casa e Tavola 2012'.