Arch. Enzo Eusebi of Nothing Studio has designed a “fabric church” that is planned to be built in the city of L’Acquila, Italy, by the end of 2010.
The Church of the Resurrection will be built in memory of the 307 victims of the earthquake that devastated the principal city of the region of Abruzzo in April 2009.
The project’s skin will be made of a translucent fiberglass membrane. The design is inspired – according to the architects – by the emergency facilities, and seeks to implement the concept of “Zero Impact” by using so-called low-tech construction methods.
The construction consists of a laminated wood structure and a triple-layered membrane that allows adequate thermal isolation while allowing the passage of filtered natural light.
Last March I took part on a cool Workshop in Bologna (Italy) titled “Elegant Ecotones – Grasshopper workshop Level I – parametric & generative design” Organized by Andrea Graziano and Alessio Erioli from Co-de-iT and Giulio Piacentino from McNeel Europe.
The guys from Co-de-iT have just uploaded on issuu a very nice Workshop-Report.