Residential conversion in Pietrasanta, Tuscany
Pietrasanta is a lovely medieval town known for its marble and bronze workshops, artists and monuments. It is named the Little Athens of Italy, thanks to the many international artists that chose Pietrasanta as their adopted country.
Flair Studio was appointed to convert an area within the pedestrian city centre composed of 3 abandoned marble workshops, a turret which was part of the medieval city walls and a courtyard with an existing monumental fique tree.
The brief for the development plan was to recover an area which was currently degraded and abandoned, preserving both the formal characteristics and the materials and technologies of the local building tradition updated and optimized to the most modern techniques of energy
Centralised system for air conditioning, cooling and sanitized water using a single machine that serves the hole complex but allows for the single units to be controlled autonomously.
The high efficiency heat pump system is much more efficient than the traditional boiler systems and is also paired with photovoltaic energy which makes the unit save on electric consumption as well as keeps the unit less charged.
Very high standards for thermal insulation in order to reduce the ecological footprint (passive house) including thermal barriers, triple glazing, additional insulation to the existing walls and more,