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Via di Santo Spirito, 5 - 50125 Firenze (FI)

Restructure of a 1400 house built around a watch tower


Between 2002 and 2005 Vanni Gori renewed a 1400 farmhouse built around a watchtower. In 1829 the Count Della Gherardesca added new stables on the ground floor and an apartment for the settlers on the first floor, as shown on a marble insertion. The project was entrusted to the architect Riccardo Stoppioni and the renovation works under the guidance of. Francesco Marinelli, Director of the National Institute of Bio-architecture (I.N.BAR.) With the use of non-toxic and non-polluting materials:

  • roof completely redone with use of antique tiles and tiles,
  • new curb link and natural insulations,
  • insulating panels made of wood fiber and breathable waterproof layer (
  • Painting with the technique of ” fresh ‘natural pigmentation in both interior and exterior, where the plaster acts as a natural coat
  • natural materials for all new buildings and for renovations with the use of wood-cement blocks (
  • Heating and cooling by radiation, one of the best existing natural air-conditioning systems, in 5 ‘to reach the desired temperature without the noise caused by fans, with great noise and energy saving (


  • This house was reviewed as an example of “green house” by the RIVISTA DEL FORTE