Dhomo: the future, here and now

Dhomo is a unique research project, a true, full-scale work site-laboratory that has allowed for the formulation of products that are innovative not only from a technical point of view but also in terms of the philosophy on which they are based; contributing to the well-being of the individuals that inhabit spaces. Developed in collaboration with the University of Trento and a select network of trusted partners involved on both a scientific and technological level from design to implementation. Dhomo is a solid example of how the construction choices made today can influence the well-being in the future.

With the aim of analytically defining living comfort and of formulating high-performance products that offer direct and tangible effects on the quality of life, a residential complex has been built with the use of a range of construction techniques that are all different but that, in terms of form, surface, exposure and orientation, are totally comparable with each other. This has allowed the relative data to be analysed and compared, thanks to an advanced system of probes positioned during construction, in order to determine the best technologies in terms of well-being and formulate new natural, healthy and breathable products.

The research project has seen an initial phase of monitoring of the data during construction of the buildings, which has allowed the behaviour of the structures, the finishes and the systems to be analysed, comparing, for example, the results of using differing products, natural or mechanical ventilation, convection or radiant systems, and either automated or manual management systems. Over a successive period of one year, these data were enhanced with the analysis of the actual perceived well-being of the families living in the residential units. This is all highly valuable information that has allowed for the definition of an integrated holistic index, a form of unit of measurement with which to determine living comfort, providing Tassullo with unique skills that are hard to replicate, and therefore a competitive advantage in assisting planners and constructors creating comfortable and sustinable buildings.