RhOME for denCity, winner of the Solar Decathlon 2014, has developed an innovative use of the mass to improve the thermal efficiency of timber buildings. A lightweight envelope that through technological innovation is able to cope with warm climates, finally meeting the needs of consumers who are sensitive to environmental issues but live in the Southern regions of Europe. Towards this simple innovation it will be possible to design timber buildings in Mediterranean climate, combining a contemporary use of numerical control technology and a sustainable choice of building timber structures.
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