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Nemini Teneri, Scicli

Nemini Teneri is the first residence in Sicily entirely covered with cork panels, an artificial lake that supplies purified water and with a natural swimming pool. The structure is made of wood with X-LAM technology, with low energy impact to ensure excellent acoustic insulation and seismic resistance. Materials such as wood, cork, concrete, stone and iron are in a dialogue with each other. The two curved partitions in exposed reinforced concrete are contrasted with the cork envelope, the surrounding nature and the local stone, all characterizing the elements of the project. In the interior, the materials used externally are also shown, such as iron and wood, treated with natural beeswax. On the internal wall coverings lay layers of jute and natural lime in contrast with the industrial concrete flooring and with the kitchen wall covered entirely in iron. All internal rooms are served by a controlled mechanical ventilation system, which ensures the regular exchange of air and regulates humidity.

What makes this project one-of-a-kind?
It is the first residence in Sicily entirely covered with cork panels, and with a structure made of wood with X-LAM technology, with low energy impact, capable of guaranteeing excellent acoustic insulation and a superior capacity for seismic resistance.

Credits

Architecture
Studio darch2; arch. Danilo Demaio & arch. Viviana Pitrolo

Client
Private

Year of completion
2019

Location
Scicli, Sicilia, Italy

Total area
160 m2

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