The Swarm Project

The Swarm Project







The Swarm Project is a new model of residential, tourist and community settlement. Low-impact architecture, fully recyclable and demountable, designed with respect for the landscape and under the sign of the alliance between man and nature Despite this lightness of design, these are dwellings complete with every comfort. Inside there is a sleeping area, a kitchen, a living room with custom cabinets and furniture, and a large outdoor area with a mini-pool and photovoltaic pergolas.

The designer worked on a streamlined configuration that allows it to adapt as it goes along to various environmental and climatic situations and contexts. In fact, each module can change according to its host territory, adapting to different latitudes and climates. Thus lending itself to becoming the guesthouse of a villa, the luxury rooms of hotels in the mountains or houseboats in river and lake areas. Eco-sustainable housing modules, made of natural materials, energy self-sufficient and designed according to non-destructive and non-intrusive principles.

This is the dream of The Swarm model of residential, tourist and community settlement that architect Giorgio Palù designed in collaboration with architecture firm blueArch and technical partner team Metro Q. These are architectures designed in close relationship with the landscape context, imagined for places where the human/nature balance is delicate and where a minimal impact in the context is desired. The project refines and develops in a community key the single module designed by Palù and realized with Steel Group, which has already been experimented for some years in selected residential contexts in Italy.

The dwellings that make up The Swarm village are super-efficient and sustainable, with reduced water and energy consumption, low CO2 emissions. Each individual structure is also able to independently manage the disposal and treatment of wastewater and the production of drinking water. Purchased on demountable platforms, raised from the ground, these dwellings aspire to "merge" with their host territory, pandering to its contours and reflecting its characteristics also thanks to a careful choice of materials (corten steel and mirrored steel). These components also make it possible to plan their rapid disassembly and reassembly. The idea is to be able to have structures that, have the ability to camouflage themselves thanks to the "tongues" of mirrored steel cladding and that, once their life cycle or use is over, are able to disappear without a trace and be completely recycled.

Giorgiò Palù Architetto