Toronto, ON and Calgary, AB
Region of Himara
This unique project concerns a high energy efficient (up to 90% more energy saving), ecological, healthy and high-end housing and community concept. We adopt the Passive House Standard and we use the innovative and most performing construction material, X-LAM panels, with a unique software technology. Achieving long-term environmental sustainability and health along with quality and high-design is one of the main goals of the project. We are able to achieve this goal thanks to our recent experiences, and residential projects, which have been awarded with the Casaclima® Award 2017, with the adoption of the standard “Casaclima -A-” and “Casaclima -A- Nature”. Casaclima® is the Italian National Agency for Energy-Saving Building, now setting the world’s most advanced building standards, which are becoming the most effective and authoritative quality standards in the whole Northern-European region. Finally, the Casaclima® quality standard certifies the entire building for its energy performance (energy saving), for very low management costs, for its environmental sustainability and the health of the residential environment. With our standards, the LEED certification from Canada Green Building Council can be used. Our top certified quality homes are completed in Canada, custom-made materials are ecological, contain no VOC and are of the highest quality.
We focus on the integration between constructed environment in constant dialogue with the natural environment and the planned greenery. We believe that a project is not only "beautiful" for its visual characteristics, but also a magnificent and complex design challenge because it requires, for the best results, a multidisciplinary approach between town planning, architecture, landscape, and technology.
We are distinguished because of our passion for a wider concept that involves physical and mental perspectives of the social well-being of all people in a family, all the inhabitants of a house, neighborhood, town and city. We orientate towards all these essential, immutable principles, in the planning of the new settlement. This is only the first step towards integrated urban planning, which puts the overall quality of the constructed environment in constant dialogue with the natural environment and planned greenery; thus, designing the urban environment as if it were a narration, a kind of “fairytale”, told, day by day, to all its residents.
So, simply reading a piece of a City, with its beautiful houses and neighborhoods, squares, green areas, well designed gardens and unexpected view, inhabited area that speaks to the heart and emotions… must not, in our opinion, be so different than reading a visual story: the exception to the rule and the “formal surprise”, woven into a carefully planned context, can therefore become real added value.