Villa Maggiore

by Denis Guzzo

October 11, 2018


We are pleased to inform you about the recently completed transformation of a dis-used villa in the northern Italian Lakes district.

The ‘Villa Maggiore’ project led by Superuse On Site used waste materials in the building renovation, minimal remodelling, and passive and zero energy systems to transform the disused villa to zero-energy, circular holiday home to showcase circular design in Italy. Part of the villa transformation was the 450m2 interior fit-out from waste, designed and built on site in 4 weeks in ‘Furniture Jam Sessions’ with 14 international waste designers.

You can download the extended press release in both English and Italian here

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 On Site & Harvest Map Italia featuring Refunc, Studio Cifra, Superuse Lab, Cro2o and many other.

See the extended photo reportage by Denis Guzzo.

Enjoy more insights by visiting FURNITURE JAM SESSION in progress at Villa Maggiore IT

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