The selection of materials was oriented toward products with certified characteristics of environmental sustainability throughout the entire supply chain: production, installation, use, and decommissioning.
The basis of sustainable architecture was a careful verification of balanced use of materials that fall under five macro-categories:
- “living” naturally sourced materials. Natural textiles such as linen, cotton, silk, wool
- Inert natural materials such as metal and stone.
- earth-related materials such as ceramics, bricks and concrete.
- materials evocative of water.
- materials to create transparency and glass.
Each of these categories evokes sensations that cannot and must not preponderate over the others, or else there will be an imbalance in the overall sensations of perceived well-being. This balance is to be constructed in relation to the surface temperatures of these materials, which are profoundly different from each other, to their textures, and in the case of light, to the incidence it has on the materials themselves.