We are living in profoundly new times.
Times when only art and artistry can help humanity evolve and rediscover its forward direction and beauty.
Times ripe for the realization of of a home able to respond to a changing world, in terms of lifestyle, methodology, esthetics, technology and cost.
We want to live in more beautiful, modern, healthier homes. More comfortable, customizable, sustainable and iconic. Transformative products in which art and architecture together will give an important push to take humanity forward and make our lives better.
Casa H2A is the result of many years of experience in the art of planning, designing and constructing homes and buildings, renovating old structures or creating new ones. The process is never easy, in an industry regulated by red tape, financial limitations and a conservatives approach from builders, clients and institutions.
Casa H2A system aims to be a solution for all the above: the house of the future, the Tesla and the Apple of the homes.
TEAM: Aldo Andreoli, Matthew Asinari di San Marzano, Gianni Berta
RENDERINGS: Gianni Berta
Model Range Overview
M2 GYM & SPA
Our system is designed as a modernist dwelling, broken down to a modular scale, adaptable throughout the world.
Modularity allows for flexibility since visual complexity is derived from rational simplicity. Modular elements can be connected or disconnected to create structures and spaces that can expand or contract without a massive redesign. Spaces and composition can easily take different shapes according to evolving needs.
The roof line of the house is as important as the modularity. Tilting the roof to project downwards to the South allows to create a protection from the sun in the summer months.
In addition, this tilt provides perfect support for the photovoltaic system. This detail further enhances the modernity of the house and its intersecting planes.
In Taliesin West’s School of Architecture Frank LLoyd Wright used a perpendicular connection between the beams and the supporting columns to allow for clear story skylights on the north side of the building, allowing for indirect natural light to enter the building.
Glass technology for oversized windows has been improved tremendously in the pas few years.
Mies Van Der Rohe and Philip Johnsons dream of a glass house can be achieved without limitations. Transitional technology allows the glass to go from clear to dark with a glass temperature change; another new invention can create solar energy while keeping the window clear and robotic windows cleaners have been introduced as a time saving option.
Wood has been researched and shown to be sustainable by measures that include renewability, embodied energy, air, water pollution and carbon footprint. Wood is also be known to be hypoallergenic.
The use of wood products can also improve indoor air quality by moderating humidity. In addition to the usual sustainable advantages of wood – renewability, non toxic, carbon storing, there is and additional aspect: acoustic.
Large size porcelain tiles with just 6mm. of thickness open up new perspectives for architecture. Brand new sizes, starting from 30” x 30 “ up to 62” x125” combine light weight, technical and aesthetic performance as the result of the most advanced production technologies. These oversized tiles are designed for rainscreen cladding, floors and walls applications.
Recent advances in digital printing technology have made it such that virtually any aesthetic can be achieved via digital printing on porcelain tiles and pavers. A digital image of the pattern to be applied is read by printing software and applied over the englobe (clay slip) via a multi-bar, oversized inkjet printer.
Since they are fired at extremely high temperatures, glazed porcelain tile and pavers are highly durable, suitable for commercial spaces, resistant to staining, and easy to clean. Porcelain can also appear like real wood siding.
Casa H2A system will incorporate planters, vertical gardens and other green components such as green roofs, water recycling systems and other sustainable elements.