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MADi: the new modular home Made in Italy that resists earthquakes, it is built in 8 hours and with accessible costs

Nowadays, many of us are attracted by the possibility of having less invasive, more sustainable, and above all economic housing solutions. To answer this need, it seems to have succeeded Renato Vidal , an Italian architect who created MADi (acronym of Explainable Housing Module), in fact a new way of understanding building constructions.

MADI: Lightness and Versatility

A MADi home can be installed without foundations by placing the unit on level ground . However, for long-term use, we recommend an easily removable screw-down foundation system with minimal impact on the site or a cement base. One way or another you will still be able to fold the building and move it wherever you want.

It is possible to create safe and welcoming spaces that can grow, move or change with the needs of the owner. Designed for an extremely comfortable and economical stay, it also ensures you an innovative structure to adapt to your available budget.

A house to build anywhere

MADi offers you the opportunity to own a convenient home wherever you want: large city or rural area, up to the mountains or the seaside village, MADI fits perfectly in every context. You can add your personal touches by choosing the dimensions and preferred materials , based on your specific needs and financial circumstances. MADi can be habitable in two days and you will enjoy all this freedom by reducing construction costs .

A new concept of living space

MADi uses traditional construction methods and standard materials in an innovative modular home that develops to provide a cheap and high quality living space quickly and easily. Anti-seismic and resistant to earthquakes, it is the perfect solution for every kind of purpose: from residential houses, sports village and resorts and for post-natural disaster emergencies.

The MADi system offers many construction options based on multiple modules and materials. The availability of modules of various sizes and the possibility of adding them laterally allows an endless series of creative choices. Furthermore, with its highly standardized production process and dry assembly structure, both time and money can be saved.

Higher energy efficiency

The standard version of MADI is energy class B and can be easily updated in class A and A ++ . Adding solar panels and accumulators can even make MADi structures independent of energy .

We remember the main features to talk about a Class A house with high energy efficiency:

  1. maximum permeability of building materials (all natural ones have an advantage and among those of derivation we can include mineral wools)
  2. walls and ventilated roofs in order to dry the insulating materials faster and shade the underlying structures in the summer phase;
  3. transmittance of the walls at least less than U 0,20w / mqK;
  4. phase shift not less than 12/14 hours depending on the zones;

MADi: the costs of the structures

The basic apartment of 27 square meters equipped with kitchen and toilet, a staircase and a mezzanine, central heating and air conditioning, costs 28 thousand euros . The structure, which can be customized, is assembled by 3 workers and is autonomously energetic thanks to the presence of solar panels, photovoltaic panels and LED lighting . There are 5 versions of this folding house and the largest, “ideal for residential use”, reaches 84 square meters and costs 62 thousand euros .

The paradox of Italian bureaucracy

The Madi house, an Italian success in the international market, due to the sloping roof at 60 degrees with which it was designed, however, is experiencing difficulties precisely in Italy, because the regulations concerning the slope of the roofs of houses are not uniform. As in other sectors of the green economy and sustainable solutions , simple and uniform legislation should be provided, and not always delegated to the territories. Still today, unfortunately, progress and bureaucracy do not go hand in hand in Italy.

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