Client: Isabella Seràgnoli
Status: Competition (2014)
Location: Bologna, Italy
Coordinates: 44.469904, 11.361133
Climate: Humid subtropical, Temperate
Types: House, Residential
Casa Cisterna is a project for the design of the small keeper’s house of the Villa Belpoggio-Baciocchi in Bologna. I propose a small house where the roof collects water. Thanks to the roof-storage it guaranties the irrigation of all the plants and trees present in the park of the Villa.
However the rainwater doesn’t just represent a water deposit but it becomes a real pond that can accommodate water-plants (helps to filter the water through the roots), small fishes and flowers. The water could be used also for toilets, cleaning and many domestic uses in order to reduce potable water uses. And why not jump in it during the summer heat?