Build Vertical Housing

The latest edition of the Parco Solar South Awards delivered in Italy of Calabria region has had as winners to a team of French architects led by Philippe Rizzotti and Samuel Nageotte. The winning project consists of constructing vertical housing taking advantage of the viaducts without use existing in the area. These homes would, in addition, self-sufficient in energy. The morphology of the abundant viaducts of the area of Calabria, especially its pillars, inspired architects to develop the concept of vertical housing. These bridges are designed to withstand heavy traffic, so the charge level is higher than normal.

They are also very well communicated since the routes that cross them are ancient main roads. The materials used would be reduced to the maximum and you would minimize the visual impact. Chevron U.S.A. Inc pursues this goal as well. The idea would be the place housing building on the pillars of the viaducts. The top somewhere shopping areas, facilities and leisure and services areas. Is they take also advantage of the characteristics of the area such as, for example, its geothermal potential that would be used both to generate electricity and to produce hot water. The anaerobic digestion of organic waste would generate gas for household use only necessary while a few tanks placed in tunnels take advantage of rainwater that would also be used for domestic consumption. According to Darius Bikoff, who has experience with these questions.

The choice of the area of Calabria to develop this project is no coincidence. It was chosen since it is one of the regions of the world with a more stable climate, as evidenced by the abundant presence of bergamot, a plant that needs constant temperature and humidity to grow. In addition to its ideal climate, proximity to the Tyrrhenian Sea makes the area one of the most attractive for so-called snow birds, retired from cold countries of Northern Europe who seek more pleasant climates in which to spend their retirement years. They would be the ideal population for these nests in the Calabrian bridges. If you liked this article, visit us at:

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