Colorado: our work ties become permanent

With Mariana currently involved full time with Natural Capitalism Solutions and AE Building Systems, our professional ties with Colorado are now solid.

This allows us to have experience in highly efficient buildings on both sides of the Atlantic, with some initial interesting considerations. Read More

Discovering Colorado, the cradle of passive houses

A few weeks ago, for professional reasons we visited Denver, Boulder, Aspen and surrounding areas, in Colorado. At the foot of the Rocky Mountains, in the hearth of the United States, this region saw some of the very first passive buildings being built in the world, thank to the Rocky Mountain Institute, founded in 1982… Read More

Trends in Ceramics at CERSAIE 2013 (Bologna, Italy) | Houzz

Larger, thinner, and lighter. Textured, patterned, and combined. The overwhelming feeling from this year’s edition of CERSAIE Bologna was that the ceramics industry is successfully launching this versatile material into place as a sustainable, cost-effective, technologically superior, and aesthetically pliable substitute for many other traditional building materials. Read More

‘La Casa Passiva in Italia’ (Passive House in Italy) LinkedIn group passes 1000 members

We are happy to announce that just after the second anniversary of its creation, our LinkedIn group ‘La Casa Passiva in Italia’ (Passive House in Italy) passed 1000 members. Considering that the Italian government has only recently adopted the European Directive on Near Energy Zero Buildings, there is still much work to be done as… Read More

Emu Architects at Casa e Tavola 2012 (‘Home and Table’ expo) in Reggio Emilia

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… Read More

Fuorisalone Milano 2012: the Brera Design District – Miyazaki Chairs, HomeLess Design Network, and the Austrian Design Expo

While I did not by any means get to see the entire Brera district during my short stay in Milan, I did run into the following interesting displays which I would recommend to anyone heading in that direction: The Miyazaki Chair Factory from Japan has their first exhibition at Milan’s Design Week, tucked away on… Read More

Emu Architects at Home Furniture and Design Expo in Parma

Today is our first day at ‘Salone del Mobile’, a home furnishings design expo in Parma. We are happy to be taking part in a collaborative design stand, headed up by Octopus Lab Project. Our stand includes beautiful examples of graphic design, hand-made furniture, boutique clothing, and our selection of building materials suitable for passive… Read More