CIRCULAR HOLIDAY HOME BRINGS ‘SUPERUSE’ PRACTICE TO ITALY
An Italian villa is used as teaching ground by Dutch waste architects to spread circular design tools, methods and thinking to Italian designers, architects, contractors and industry. The project culminated in waste materials from industries around Milan being up-cycled to design furniture for the 450m2 interior fit-out which was designed and built on site in 4 weeks in ‘Furniture Jam Sessions’ with 14 international waste designers.
Curated by: Superuse Studio Césare Peeren and team Harvest Map Italia
Photography and film by Denis Guzzo
The ‘Villa Maggiore’ project led by Superuse Studio Césare Peeren also used waste materials in the building renovation, minimal re-modelling, and passive and zero energy systems to transform the disused villa to zero energy, circular holiday home to showcase circular design in Italy.
Realized with the support and collaboration from a large group of Dutch and Italian participants. The main building teams where:
SUPERUSE STUDIOS TEAM: Césare Peeren , Pieter de Jong [SUPERUSE LAB], Marco Zaccara [MIMA WORKS], Mel Feldmuller, Karaman Andrésen; Elisa Saturno; Angela Panzeri.
CO2RO: Marco Broeders
STUDIO CIFRA and support: Davide Rampanelli, Valeria Cifarelli, Claudia Rapini, Felice Granato.
REFUNC: Jan Koerbes, Denis Oudendijk, Toon Kennedy, Julius Klimas, Nora Jongen, Juraj Hornakjh.
COOKING AND ‘GO-FOR’ team: Paolo Terlizzi, Elisa Saturno.
VILLA MAGGIORE PROJECT FACT SHEET
.Project name: Villa Maggiore.
.Location: Northern Italian lakes district.
.Client: Private commission.
.Size (m2): 450 m2.
.Start – End: April 2017 – November 2018.
.Architectural Concept + Architecture & Project management: Superuse Studio Césare Peeren.
.Architecture/design concept: Césare Peeren.
.Research/ergonomics/climate research: Mel Feldmuller.
.Drawings/schemes/climate research: AARCH (Frank Feder).
WASTE MATERIAL HARVEST WORKSHOPS
.Funded by: ‘The Netherlands Stimulerings Funds’.
.Taught by: Césare Peeren, Mel Feldmuller, Elisa Saturno.
.In collaboration with: Politecnico Milano | Tempo Riuso (Isabella Inti e Matteo Persichino) | Superuse Studios, Rotterdam, NL | Giacimenti Urbani, Milan, IT | RE-USE.EU
.Harvest conducted by: Elisa Saturno.
.Masters students of the Temporary Use course of the DASTU department of the Milan Politecnico Milan (Raffaella Nigro, Angela Panzeri, Daniel Romano).
.Other design and architecture students (Stefano Napoli, Delfina Villa Graziani Bandiera, Professors Paola Altamura and Giulia Chiummiento (La Sapienza University, Rome).
.Harvest Map Italy | Italian translation funded by: Dutch Embassy, and, Consulate general of the Netherlands in Milan.
.Superuse Studios, Rotterdam, NL | Giacimenti Urbani, Milan, IT | RE-USE.EU