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RGR House / archiNOW!

  • Architects: archiNOW!
  • Location: Rimini, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Architect in Charge: Alessandro Gazzoni
  • Design Team: Stella Andriani, Marcello Dellarosa, Luca Foschi
  • Contractor: Gaetano Battistoni
  • Area: 500.0 sqm
  • Project Year: 2011
  • Photographs: Daniele Domenicali

© Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali © Daniele Domenicali

© Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

From the architect. A demonstration of "zero volume architecture" in which restructure, sometimes, does not necessarily mean to keep. The intervention involves a complete renovation of an existing building converted into a private residence.

© Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

The project seeks a complexity of volumes through the composition of simple elements; the synthetic result is the overlapping of two items from the antithetical nature that interact in strict harmony.

© Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

The basement, emerging from the ground, extends to all external landscaping and has as objective to generate a compact mass on the ground and, at the same time, constrain the block overlying characterized by greater dynamism and spatial complexity.

© Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

The materials emphasize the concept of volumes in contrast: for the basement, in fact, we have opted for a stone of Trani while the upper volume is treated in plaster. A wooden deck on the ground floor integrates with calcarenitic gray stone used in the pathways.

© Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

Particular attention was paid to building energy efficiency, active and passive strategies considerably reduces the annual consumption. The building is equipped with a heating and cooling system connected to an absorption system through solar panels.

© Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

A small photovoltaic system, installed on the roof, ensures the energy required for operation of the equipments.

© Daniele Domenicali
© Daniele Domenicali

The motorized sun screens are connected, through a home automation system, at a light sensor that automatically manage the shielding in function of the contribution of solar lighting required.

First Floor Plan
First Floor Plan
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