Roman Farm of Acquarella

Camaiore (LU) ( II-I B.C.)

Commissioned by the Archaeological Superintendence of Tuscany - Ministry of Cultural Heritage - During the construction of a residential house some important ruins of an oil mill were discovered , that were part of a Roman farm dating century II-I B.C. and used until century IV-V A.D. Particularly interesting the underground “dolia” and the opus “spicatum” floor which needed a modular expandable coverage over time that gives the feeling of light and ephemeral. Hence the idea of the project to create a curved structure that recalls a sheet, a light and transparent structure, made just to cover the slender evidence of an ancient lost civilization. Due to a financial unavailability, the project was reformulated and a reticular traditional structure was created.