About the Project
Circular holiday home
A Villa living its third life
After standing vacant for ten years, the villa, originally built in the late 19th century as a family home then later used as a hotel, is now living its third life as an eco-friendly holiday home.
Collaboration and exchange of ideas
The project was led by Superuse, a group of international leading sustainability architects, on site with the support and collaboration from a large group of Dutch and Italian designers. Workshops and lectures were often integrated within the projects to facilitate the process and knowledge exchange across countries and designers – a project endorsing collaboration and exchange of ideas.
Superused waste materials
Some of the materials used were: foam board sandwich panels, fire hose, fire extinguishers, fire extinguisher nozzles, fire extinguisher trolleys, metal post holders, exhibition waste materials, horse riding jump ropes, wooden roller blinds, etc.
Passive heating and cooling systems
The restoration and furniture fit-out has been realized by minimizing interventions, using passive heating/cooling and ventilation strategies, and topping up remaining energy needs with a zero energy system.
Read more about the project and the architect’s process in the project press release.