Villa Maggiore

Villa Maggiore

CIRCULAR HOLIDAY HOME BRINGS ‘SUPERUSE’ PRACTICE TO ITALY

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

Trash to Treasure LAB | Shenzen

Trash to Treasure LAB | Shenzen

BI-CITY BIENNALE OF URBANISM/ARCHITECTURE | SHENZHEN | CHI

2015.11 / 2016.02

TRASH TO TREASURE LAB | BY SUPERUSE STUDIOS

Trash to treasure lab shows the potential of waste for design and architecture. It includes stacks of available waste material flows in the region of Shenzhen. Next to this the lab displays inspiring examples of design with waste by Superuse studios and several tools that help applying the materials for designers. The material on display is a tiny fraction of the vast volumes industry produces and currently genrerates little or negative value. The series of designs by Superuse Studios prove there’s a huge creative field to be explored and the potential for new value both economically, socially and for our environment. Their waste service desk helps those who currently seek for more valuable application of their material and invites everyone to start designing the circular economy.