Casa Armonica. Quasar project for Design Ecosostenibile
Quasar Design University presents “Casa Armonica” Wednesday, July 15th at 10 am at the Ara Pacis. The project is part of Design Ecosostenibile, one of the thematic appointments sponsored by the Regione Lazio together with Roma Capitale and Unioncamere Lazio, organized by Lazio Innova with the coordination of universities and of research organizations of Lazio.
The Casa Armonica is a research made by students and teachers of the Habitat Design course about the conception of an eco-friendly living in the Mediterranean context.
The island was always a symbol of solid certainties and calm, but at the same time a way station necessary to explore new worlds. The project on one side is born by the imaginary idea of an island – in an epic world of the Mediterranean – and on the other hand it is set in the more detailed definition of a solid theme about architecture, the one of the house. The house is thought on the island of Eèa, in the Mediterranean sea, and it is conceived following the ideas of environmental sustainability, in the use of bio-compatible technologies and respecting the landscape concept. The solutions that came out were the ones of the spontaneous building, the use of natural materials and the reclamation of traditional techniques with the scientific and technical innovation available today.
The project of settlement on a small island becomes in the project the model and prototype of the man – nature reconciliation.
The original conformation of the island gets small adjustments through the construction of paths, stairs, horizontal terraces and on step-trenching to host vegetable gardens, gardens, cisterns, tanks, windbreak walls, and at the end the thickening of changes brings in what can be defined the real house, but without forgetting that the entire island is the “House of Man”
To simulate the life on the island in the most efficient way, the results of this project will be presented through scale models and video mappings created in collaboration with the three-year course of Web & Interaction Design.