Sustainability, wood and innovative building systems for a new ecological design of our houses and cities. DUOPUU will push architects designers engineers and students into the fundamental basis of the modern architecture of wood at the first workshop by Opendot dedicated to the wood as a modern and technological construction material.

Topic: Opendot workshop legno-DIC2015

Categories: teaching


DUOPUU designed the new corporate visual identity for Essepi factory, a brand leader in the sustainable buildings sector which specialises in the manufacture of highly energy efficient windows, X-Lam wood massive panels (CLT) and multistory wooden building construction. DUOPUU designed catalogs website, advertising campaigns… working with the photographer Giulio Boem in order to create a poetic atmosphere where the industrial products seem to arise from nature.

Topic: Wood windows Essepi

Categories: comunication, graphic design


DUOPUU provided the technical consultancy for the design and construction of an ecological additional story – made of a prefabricated X-Lam panels – on the roof top of an existing building in Padova. [design and construction: Opere Edili Srl; client: private; details: office 300 sq. m.; status: completed]

Topic: Soprelevazione Tommaseo PD

Categories: offices


Technical consulting concerning the timber structure and the use of wood of a two-storey house into the trees of the Montagnola Senese in the countryside of Siena. Basement, external walls and roof are projected to guarantee a high level of thermal insulation, using only insulation panels made of renewable materials in order to obtain a low energy demand ecological wooden house.
[architect: Andrea Magrini; client: private; details: private house 200 sq. m.; status: on-going]

Topic: Casa Siena

Categories: houses


DUOPUU is photographing the main construction phases of a 5-storey ecological wooden building designed by Essepi for the University of Trento. The dorm will house 140 students from all over the world in the highest timber university building ever built in Italy. The structural elements are innovative seismic-resistant prefabricated 3D-cells totally made of XXL cross laminated wood. The 3D-cells built in the factory feature preinstalled Essepi wooden windows, acoustic-thermal insulation panels and internal gypsum board. They are ready to be transported on site safely and assembled together quickly by Collini Lavori. Here the interview of Paolo Simeone on this project by the Italian Construction Innovation REbuild Platform.

Topic: Mayer Essepi XXL

Categories: comunication, photography


DUOPUU is teaching in the Master Carpenter Course carried out by IFP “Pertini” - Trento Professional Training Institute with the support of the Autonomous Province of Trento. Carpenters are involved in the studying of the new construction methods based on wood and in the assemblage of a real scale model of a X-Lam (cross laminated timber) building. Thnx to Michele and all the team.

Topic: Master Carpenter Course

Categories: teaching, workshop