- Sustainable Architecture
- Class A holidays. CasaSelvino eco-friendly village.
The AIACE architecture and engineering firm is behind this experimental village for eco-sustainable holidays that blends into the natural setting of the town of Selvino in Seriana Valley.
Despite its proximity to the main city of Bergamo and within easy reach from Milan, Selvino has retained its authentic charm, combining the mountain landscape with an extensive summer and winter tourist offer.
The idea behind CasaSelvino is to offer a green concept to anyone seeking a mountain holiday and who wants to save resources at the same time. The design choices that led to Class A certification to the CasaClima standard include insulation, orientation of the buildings, the use of solar energy and prefabricated wood and concrete panels, keeping carbon emissions to a minimum.
The south-facing fully glazed bioclimatic “hothouse” maximises winter solar gain to the benefit of the interior climate, and also extends the living zone into the garden.
The pitched roofs are covered in green vegetation and also incorporate solar panels, to emphasise the ongoing connection with nature, and for practical purposes: the plants absorb rainwater, improve the summer microclimate and provide additional insulation.
A virtuous, all Made in Italy way to sustainably enjoy the mountains.
Project: AIACE – Studio di Ingegneria http://www.aiace-srl.it
Location: Selvino, Bergamo, Italy
Photos: © Gianluca Giordano