Urban Green Loft in Milan

Urban Green Loft in Milan

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Jun 19, 2009

This awesome eco-renovated loft in Milan just gave us another reason to live in Italy. (We'll add it to the ever-growing list we plan to present to our husband at some undetermined point in the future.) Complete with a dazzling rooftop garden (with 35 fruit trees!), a Finnish soapstone fireplace (which heats the entire home for a full day on only four pieces of firewood), local sheep's wool insulation, and solar panels on the way, all we can think is, Um, when can we move in? More below the jump...

The 2-year renovation of this loft was done by Architect Alessio Rogoldi and Designer and Professor of Green Management, Fabrice Leclerc. The green rooftop helps keep the house cool, while the Finnish fireplace (called the 'Tulikivi' fireplace) has cleaner combustion and 7x less the carbon particle emissions than traditional fireplaces.

So inspiring! It's great to see what the future of green design looks like.

Read the whole article and see many more pictures at Inhabitat.

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