The Fattoria 42 Workshop Series, Toffia, Italy



The Workshop Series envisage a multitude of different workshops within the same building site. Each workshop lasts for one week (comprising matters of innovative architecture), experts guide the participants through a process of acquisition, theoretical insight and moments of experimentation. Members will be able to develop skills and abilities on emerging issues, as well as sharing and promoting their own interests with others.

The “Fattoria 42” is a building site for the construction of an agricultural company (farm), a laboratory for the production and tasting of agricultural products. The design includes five small stables for the educational farm, a greenhouse and an natural pool.

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The “Fattoria 42” is in the proximities of the medieval borough of Toffia, in the Sabina valley, approximately 40km north-east of Rome. Participants from all over the world will live and work in an uncontaminated valley. On the banks of a stream, a green field will become a camping site hosting the members. It is the perfect location for a midnight bonfire.

HOW to participate

The workshop is part of a real, ongoing building site. The schedule will vary according to the rest of the construction advances. For such reason, it is impossible to organize a long-term calendar. Dates and costs of each workshop will be communicated around a month prior to the starting date. In order to keep updated on upcoming events, it is important to either sign up to the BAG newsletter, look up the ‘contacts’ section on or follow our Facebook page (‘Beyond Architecture Group’).

Workshop di BAG con LAN a Fiano Romano

Workshop-Program (italian): brochure_12-Giugno-OK

See also by bagstudio: Acrobax Workshop House in Rome


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Herbert Gruber

Written by Herbert Gruber

Herbert is author of the book "Neues Bauen mit Stroh" (New Building with Straw), head of the austrian strawbale network ASBN and partner in the Leonardo-project "Strawbale Training for European Professionals (STEP). As a collector he documents European straw bale buildings since 1999 on his website (database, german), in lectures, workshops and books.