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Amadeo II construction update : result

05 December 2010 - Comments (0) Construction

Amadeo II construction update : result Construction of Amadeo II ended last October and the first tenants moved in on November 1st. Some last finishing works have been done during the last month, particularly the complete installation and start up of the geothermal heat pump. As for Amadeo, the system works flawlessly thanks to the excellent quality of the products we use and the excellence of the team installing it.

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Amadeo II construction update: underfloor heating, screed and painting

16 September 2010 - Comments (0) Construction

Amadeo II construction update: underfloor heating, screed and painting Lot of work has been done on Amadeo II during the past few weeks. The installation of the undefloor heating is done as well as the floor screeds. Ceilings and walls painting is finished in one half of the building and being done in the other half. Outside, external walls, stairs and parking ramps are also finished. Installation of titles started this week with a big team.

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Amadeo II construction update: installation, facade and glazings

29 July 2010 - Comments (0) Construction

Amadeo II construction update: installation, facade and glazings Work on Amadeo II is moving along toward completion. Electrical, water and canalization installation is finished. The work on the underfloor heating is about to start. Windows are all installed and glazings are being placed with DUCO elements. On the external part of the building, the main work was to make the perlite facade. Now, we started facade color using the complete Ceresit system from Henkel.

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Amadeo II construction update: roof cover and windows

06 June 2010 - Comments (0) Construction

Amadeo II construction update: roof cover and windows After a week delay because of constant rain, the work on the roof cover restarted. Amadeo II roof will be finished next week. The installation of the Monarperm 500 breather membrane has been completed and installation of Decra-Octava roof tiles is ongoing. Work on the interior walls continues and we started to install windows.

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Amadeo II construction update: roof and interior walls

28 April 2010 - Comments (0) Construction

Amadeo II construction update: roof and interior walls We started the work on the roof of Amadeo II. We first put up the concrete and wooden supportive structure before the work of the cover can start. In the meantime, electrical installation has been continuing and is now almost complete. We also work on the malter on the interior walls and we received a shipment of cork that will be used for sound insulation of the separative walls.

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Installing Schiedel ventilation and chimney elements in Amadeo II

13 April 2010 - Comments (0) Construction

Installing Schiedel ventilation and chimney elements in Amadeo II We almost completed the installation of Schiedel chimney and ventilation elements in Amadeo II. Depending on the configuration of the apartments, they can be integrated in partition walls or be placed independently. That allowed us to finish all partition walls. Electric installation also started in the 2 first floors.

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Beodom director will speak during the SEEBBE 2010 conference

03 April 2010 - Comments (0) Announcement

Beodom director will speak during the SEEBBE 2010 conference Milena Gojković-Mestre, director of Beodom, will speak about Beodom experience during the first panel of the conference on energy efficiency, organized during the Sajam "Građevinarstvo 2010". The conference is organized as a side event of the large construction fair from 13 to 17 april 2010 in the conference room Hall 4.

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Raising walls of Amadeo II with Klimabloc

23 March 2010 - Comments (0) Construction

Raising walls of Amadeo II with Klimabloc We finished the 2nd floor slab on one side of Amadeo II. We are now building the last floor continuing with Klimabloc 38 and Klimabloc 25 from Zorka Opeka. In a matter of few weeks, we should start the work on the roof. We also started to work on the interior walls on the ground floor with Klimabloc 12.

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Amadeo is featured in the European Carbon Atlas from COST

17 March 2010 - Comments (0) Announcement

Amadeo is featured in the European Carbon Atlas from COST The project Amadeo, 1st low-energy residential building in Serbia has been featured in the European Carbon Atlas published by the intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST). This report investigates, throught examples in all European countries, how carbon reductions can be achieved in urban built environment.

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Amadeo II 1st floor slab and installation of AVI Thermokorb

28 February 2010 - Comments (1) Construction

Amadeo II 1st floor slab and installation of AVI Thermokorb This year winter was particularly harsh in Belgrade and we, like many others, had to stop the construction for a month. With the good days back, we were able to finish the 1st floor slab of Amadeo II. This floor had 2 balconies which had to be treated not to have thermal bridges. This time we used AVI Thermokorb, a load bearing thermal break from Austria.

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Amadeo visible on Google Earth through Panoramio

26 February 2010 - Comments (1) Announcement

Amadeo visible on Google Earth through Panoramio You can now see Amadeo from Google Earth. Because the satellite imagery for Belgrade, available through Google Earth and Google Maps, is from July 2009, Amadeo is visible. Now, we submitted pictures of the building to Panoramio and they started showing directly in Google Earth.

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External walls of Amadeo II ground floor with Klimabloc

19 January 2010 - Comments (0) Construction

External walls of Amadeo II ground floor with Klimabloc Despite the festivities and the cold and snowy days, Amadeo II progressed remarquably during the past month. The external walls of the ground floor have been raised completely and the first floor slab has been done on one side. The other will follow in the coming days. Zorka Opeka Klimabloc are excellent blocs and the work goes really well.

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Beodom obtained the usage permit for Amadeo

15 January 2010 - Comments (1) Preparation

Beodom obtained the usage permit for Amadeo Beodom finally obtained the usage permit for Amadeo. The usage permit for a finished building certifies that the building has been technically accepted and built according to the project. This is an essential step that allows Beodom and then buyers to legally register on each apartment of Amadeo.

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Underground parking of Amadeo II is finished

06 December 2009 - Comments (0) Construction

Underground parking of Amadeo II is finished We finished the second ground floor of the underground parking of Amadeo II. We also did the hydro-insulation of the walls. We are now actively working to finish the surrounding walls, the ramps and the water and canalization revision access before winter. We also got the first batch of Zorka Opeka KLIMABLOC. We will soon starts the walls of the building.

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Making of the armed concrete ground floor slab of Amadeo II

22 November 2009 - Comments (0) Construction

Making of the armed concrete ground floor slab of Amadeo II We just finished the first ground floor of Amadeo II. That is the last part of the underground parking work for this side. We are now set to start building external walls with Klimabloc. In the same time, we also finished the underground parking walls of the other side of Amadeo II. The second ground floor will soon follow.

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Making of the armed concrete base slab of Amadeo II - part 2

01 November 2009 - Comments (0) Construction

Making of the armed concrete base slab of Amadeo II - part 2 We progressed on the second part of Amadeo II (A3). The base slab of A3 is supported on one side by the connective wall of A4. The weather allowed us to escape from the muddy ground. From the ground, work goes in several layers : drainage, footer slab, hydro-insulation, protective slab, reinforcement and finally concrete of the base slab. We will now be able to progress A3 and A4 in parallel.

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Making of Amadeo II underground parking walls

22 October 2009 - Comments (0) Construction

Making of Amadeo II underground parking walls We finished the underground parking walls of the first part of Amadeo II. The work was done in stages, casting one part of the walls, pouring concrete, removing the cast and continuing to the next section. Work is now progressing on the cast of the armed concrete slab above the parking walls and on the preparation of the ground of the other part of Amadeo II.

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Making of the armed concrete base slab of Amadeo II

04 October 2009 - Comments (2) Construction

Making of the armed concrete base slab of Amadeo II The armed concrete base slab of Amadeo II is where the underground parking and the building above will stand. It is made based on the calculations of static forces that apply on the slab. Reinforcement is placed according to those calculations. The installation of the reinforcement is by far the most laborious part.

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Installation of the waterproofing layer on Amadeo II footer slab

28 September 2009 - Comments (0) Construction

Installation of the waterproofing layer on Amadeo II footer slab During the past weekend, we completed the installation of the waterproofing layer on the footer slab of Amadeo II. The hydro-insulation of the foundations is essential to ensure the integrity of the underground parking. We did 2 layers crossed at 90 degres to get a perfectly secure result.

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Making of the drainage layer and footer slab of Amadeo II

22 September 2009 - Comments (0) Construction

Making of the drainage layer and footer slab of Amadeo II Good weather allowed us to progress on the underground part of the construction of Amadeo II. After digging, we did the drainage layer, made of a layer of sand and a layer of stones. The exact positioning of the object was marked by geometers and the footer slab, on which hydro-insulation will go, could be made.

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Construction of Amadeo II has started

16 September 2009 - Comments (1) Construction

Construction of Amadeo II has started After the completion of Amadeo, we are pleased to announce the start of Amadeo II construction. It is the second phase of this low-energy residential complex. The first step was to connect the 5 geothermal probes and to pass them below ground. Then, some more digging had to be done before to start the drainage layer. From there we will start the footer slab and raise the wall of the underground parking.

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Amadeo construction update: finitions part 2

11 September 2009 - Comments (1) Construction

Amadeo construction update: finitions part 2 Amadeo has been completed last July and people have been moving in progressively. Some remaining finition work ouside and the installation of the geothermal system was performed in August. We will soon be able to put the geothermal pump in fonction. On their side, solar panels have provided sanitary hot water to people moved in all summer. Amadeo passed the regulatory technical inspection successfully and it is now being processed.

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Amadeo construction update: finitions part 1

14 June 2009 - Comments (0) Construction

Amadeo construction update: finitions part 1 Lot of work has been done in Amadeo in the past month. Painting is done. Tiling has been completed in the bathrooms, stairs, balconies and terraces. Entrance doors of the building and the apartments have been installed together with the interior doors. Balcony fences and french balconies installation started. Underground parking's final screed has been done on one side. Not everything went as fast as planned but it's all coming nicely together now.

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Sale of Amadeo II started at exceptional price

06 May 2009 - Comments (0) Announcement

Sale of Amadeo II started at exceptional price We opened the sale of apartments in Amadeo II as we will start building in the coming weeks. We decided to set an extremely attractive price for buying on plan. We are probably lower in price than any building in the area and the quality offered for the price is simply unbelieveable.

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Amadeo construction update: tiling, electricity and facade

30 April 2009 - Comments (1) Construction

Amadeo construction update: tiling, electricity and facade Tilers are progressing fast: almost all floor tiles have been put. At the same time, the installation of electric boards and outlets is being done in all apartments. Outside, the final layer of the facade has been put. Amadeo is getting its final look that is contrasting brown and white colors. The overall look of the building is beautiful and that is what good architecture is all about (thank you Studiodosi).

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Installation of the solar system and starting tiling

18 April 2009 - Comments (1) Construction

Installation of the solar system and starting tiling Being finished with the underfloor heating system, the installation continues on the roof and in the underground parking. The solar panels have been connected to the verticals and the water cylinders have been installed and filled under pressure. We also received the geothermal heat pump that will be installed soon. Work on tiles also started in parallel.

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Making the final sand and cement floor screed

03 April 2009 - Comments (1) Construction

Making the final sand and cement floor screed The installation of the underfloor heating and cooling system is finishing and the final screed has been done in all apartments. This is the screed that covers the underfloor pipes and provide the finished surface ready for tilling. The job is done using an impressive mixing pump that brings the mix of water, sand and cement on the apartements floor where it is spread perfectly flat.

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Installation of Rehau underfloor heating with RAUTHERM pipes and Vario boards

20 March 2009 - Comments (0) Construction

Installation of Rehau underfloor heating with RAUTHERM pipes and Vario boards Being mostly done with the interior walls and ceillings, we started the installation of the underfloor heating and cooling system. As verticals and manifolds had all been already installed before, this part of the work consists in placing Vario boards on the floor on which RAUTHERM pipes are passed. Our installers, Kombo are performing this installation.

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Amadeo won special prize in the Investment of the Year Award

09 March 2009 - Comments (0) Announcement

Amadeo won special prize in the Investment of the Year Award Amadeo, the first low-energy residential building in Serbia, is amongst the 3 projects awarded during AUREA 2009, the Investment of the Year event. Milena Gojković-Mestre, director of Kuće Beodom, received the prize from Božidar Đelić, Deputy Prime Minister, Ministry of Science and Technological Development, who came in person for the ceremony.

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Amadeo nominated for the Investment of the Year 2008

26 February 2009 - Comments (0) Announcement

Amadeo nominated for the Investment of the Year 2008 Amadeo, the first low-energy residential building in Serbia, has been nominated in the short list of 8 projects for the Investment of the Year 2008 award. This competition is organized by the business portal Ekapija. To be in the short list of the nominated is already a superb success for Kuće Beodom. One that recognizes 2 years of effort to make Amadeo possible in Serbia.

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Finishing the interior walls with cement plaster

24 February 2009 - Comments (0) Construction

Finishing the interior walls with cement plaster For the past several weeks we have been working on the finition of the interior walls. It is a laborious jobs that can only be performed when the temperature inside is not freezing. So progress is dependent on the weather. We also apply gypsum boards on both sides of all common walls between 2 apartments to reinforce sound insulation.

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Installation of electricity, plumbing and underfloor heating

20 January 2009 - Comments (1) Construction

Installation of electricity, plumbing and underfloor heating Electric and plumbing installation is finished in Amadeo. The installation of verticals and manifolds for the underfloor heating system is also done. All pipes and cabling are passed on the floor which has been covered with light concrete. The underfloor heating system will be installed on top. All that installation was a big job performed with brio by Kombo.

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Installation of Rehau plumbing and underfloor heating verticals

03 December 2008 - Comments (1) Construction

Installation of Rehau plumbing and underfloor heating verticals Plumbing and heating installations are progressing very well in Amadeo. After digging walls and slabs for the installation of cabinets and verticals, Kombo started the proper installation. All piping work has been done in bathrooms and kitchens in Amadeo-A2 and verticals for underfloor heating and fancoil are being installed.

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Installation of Rehau SOLECT thermal solar panels on Amadeo's roof

20 November 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Installation of Rehau SOLECT thermal solar panels on Amadeo's roof As Amadeo's roof has been completed, we were able to proceed with the installation of the solar collectors. All 12 solar panels have been installed on the south side of Amadeo's roof. Rehau certified installer, Kombo, did the work. Only remain to connect the panels to the central water cylinders as indoor installation progresses.

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Amadeo construction update: exterior, facade, plumbing and heating

17 November 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Amadeo construction update: exterior, facade, plumbing and heating Work on Amadeo's roof is almost finished (only edges remain to be done) and work on windows will be completed this week. Our team worked on the exterior walls and surfaces. We also started to install the scaffolding around the building for doing the facade. Most importantly, Kombo, our Rehau certified installer, moved in for plumbing, heating and electrical installation.

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Amadeo construction update: windows, roof and ramp

05 November 2008 - Comments (2) Construction

Amadeo construction update: windows, roof and ramp Several things are going on at the same time on Amadeo those days. Toplica Drvo's team first came to install windows. They almost completed half of it. COPA team also came to install the roof tiles and the rainwater collectors. In the previous weeks, we had been hard at work to prepare the roof support. Our team now works on the external parts of Amadeo and just finished one ramp.

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Kuće Beodom's Technical Director talks at BelRE 2008 conference

01 November 2008 - Comments (0) Announcement

Kuće Beodom's Technical Director talks at BelRE 2008 conference Lionel Mestre, Technical Director of Kuće Beodom, participated at a panel on "New trends in Real-Estate" at the BelRE 2008 conference. He presented the concept of low-energy buildings, explaining what it is and why it is important and showed a practical realization through our project Amadeo.

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Minister Oliver Dulić visits Kuće Beodom at BelRE 2008

30 October 2008 - Comments (0) Announcement

Minister Oliver Dulić visits Kuće Beodom at BelRE 2008 Today is the first day of BelRE where we have a stand together with our Italian partner studiodosi. We had the visit of Oliver Dulić, Minister of Environment and Spatial Planning, who stopped by during the opening tour. He expressed his strong interest in our concept of low energy buildings and said that it is exactly what Serbia needs to move forward.

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Kuće Beodom obtained Amadeo II's building permit

13 October 2008 - Comments (0) Preparation

Kuće Beodom obtained Amadeo II's building permit Kuće Beodom just obtained, from the Municipal Office of Zvezdara, the building permit for Amadeo II. After the obtention of the building permit, a period of 2-3 weeks is needed for its validation. It is then stamped officially. From there, we will submit the main project for the start of the construction work.

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Kuće Beodom will be present and speak at BelRE 2008

09 October 2008 - Comments (0) Announcement

Kuće Beodom will be present and speak at BelRE 2008 BelRE is the largest real estate and investment fair in the region. Kuće Beodom, together with our Italian partner studiodosi, will have a stand to present our concept of quality low-energy buildings. In addition, Kuće Beodom's technical director, Lionel Mestre, will speak during the official conference about new trends in the real-estate market.

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Kuće Beodom obtained the certificate of conformity for Amadeo II

01 October 2008 - Comments (1) Preparation

Kuće Beodom obtained the certificate of conformity for Amadeo II Kuće Beodom obtained today, from the Municipal Office of Zvezdara, the certificate of conformity for Amadeo II. It means that the preliminary design of Amadeo II is in compliance with the detailed regulation plan. That is the biggest milestone on the way to obtain the building permit. We resubmitted the project right away for the last step, where the ownership papers will be checked.

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Starting partition walls in Amadeo

28 September 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Starting partition walls in Amadeo With all that bad weather lately, we started making partition walls inside Amadeo. That is a very rewarding work as apartments really start to take shape once partition walls are built. We work with POROTHERM 8 and regular mortar. We will also soon start building chimneys and ventilation channels with Schiedel elements.

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Making the drainage layer for Amadeo II

27 September 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Making the drainage layer for Amadeo II After all the rain, Amadeo II land had become a sticky mud pit, where no machine could come in. So we did a thick drainage layer with gravel and coarse stones to stabilize the ground and allow drilling trucks to come in. We are soon expecting 2 drilling machines to come for drilling the boreholes of Amadeo I and II geothermal system.

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Making of Amadeo's first floor slab - second part

10 September 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Making of Amadeo's first floor slab - second part We just finished the other side of Amadeo's first floor slab. Like the first part, it is made using ceiling bricks and precast beams. We had 2 more balconies on this part, on which we installed Schöck Isokorb elements including a new type. We also started to use a custom made lift to bring up concrete that we will continue using from now on.

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Preparation of the land for Amadeo II

07 September 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Preparation of the land for Amadeo II We just finished the preparation of the land for our next project Amadeo II. We needed to perform all of the digging work in order to start drilling for the geothermal probes of both Amadeo I and II. We have to drill 9 vertical boreholes on the land. The excavator was busy for more than a week on the land.

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Installation of Schöck Isokorb elements on the balconies of Amadeo

03 September 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Installation of Schöck Isokorb elements on the balconies of Amadeo One of the innovation in Amadeo, in order to implement energy efficiency, is the use of Schöck Isokorb that prevents thermal bridges on the balconies. The making of the first floor slab was the occasion to install the first Isokorb elements. We had the chance to have a Schöck engineer, coming specially from Austria to help us out.

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Making of Amadeo's first floor slab with precast beams and ceiling bricks

01 September 2008 - Comments (1) Construction

Making of Amadeo's first floor slab with precast beams and ceiling bricks We've been working on making one side of Amadeo's first floor slab. It is no more full armed concrete but a precast floor slab, using ceiling bricks and precast beams. That type of floor slab is faster to do. We also used POROTHERM special cerclage elements to maintain the integrity of the thermal insulation all around the slab. We report on this realization.

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Rehau SOLECT thermal solar system for Amadeo!

27 August 2008 - Comments (0) Announcement

Rehau SOLECT thermal solar system for Amadeo! Following our strong commitment toward renewable energy, greater quality and energy saving, we decided to install solar collectors for the production of sanitary hot water in Amadeo. Amadeo will combine a geothermal heat pump for heating and a thermal solar system for hot water. This is the first time in Serbia that a residential building will provide that level of comfort and energy consumption.

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Raising walls of Amadeo's ground floor with POROTHERM

25 August 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Raising walls of Amadeo's ground floor with POROTHERM We are raising the walls of Amadeo's ground floor. Amadeo A2 (right part) is now completed and waiting for the slab of the 1st floor. Amadeo A1 (left part) is near completion. That is the first 4 apartments of Amadeo. In this article, we show the progression of the walls through images taken in the past few weeks.

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Making of Amadeo second ground floor armed concrete slab

15 August 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Making of Amadeo second ground floor armed concrete slab We are done with the second ground floor slab of Amadeo. This slab has the particularity to have a difference in level, as one lower part will be covered with ground. It is also 1 meter higher than the previous slab so that one side is supported by POROTHERM. Here is the report of this interesting realization.

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Wienerberger team visits Amadeo construction site

12 August 2008 - Comments (0) Announcement

Wienerberger team visits Amadeo construction site Amadeo is the first residential building being built with POROTHERM 38 in Serbia. As Wienerberger provides us full support during the construction, we had the chance to have a very experienced engineer, coming from Croatia, to help us follow all best practices. That was the occasion for Wienerberger Serbian team to pay us a visit.

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Building the first POROTHERM walls for Amadeo

10 August 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Building the first POROTHERM walls for Amadeo As we progress installing the reinforcement for Amadeo's second ground floor slab, we started working with POROTHERM blocks. This is a real reward after months of iron and concrete. POROTHERM is beautiful and easy to work with. If it is hard, to explain simply what is construction quality, a simple look at a POROTHERM wall, is worth a thousand words...

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Making of Amadeo ground floor armed concrete slab

04 August 2008 - Comments (1) Construction

Making of Amadeo ground floor armed concrete slab The armed concrete ground floor of Amadeo A2 is done! That is a big step forward as above will go the walls of the first apartments. Making the slab takes lots of preparation to cast and install the iron reinforcement. As it supports the complete building above, strong iron beams have to be installed to bear all the weigth.

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Amadeo construction update: completion of underground parkings

28 July 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Amadeo construction update: completion of underground parkings Amadeo construction progressed a lot during the past 3 weeks. The focus was on advancing the left part of Amadeo (Amadeo A1), since the drilling team moved out. The drainage layer, footer slab, slab waterproofing, armed concrete slab, armed concrete walls and walls waterproofing are now completed.

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Installation of the first Raugeo geothermal probe for Amadeo

12 July 2008 - Comments (2) Construction

Installation of the first Raugeo geothermal probe for Amadeo Last sunday, we installed the first RAUGEO geothermal probe from Rehau, in one of Amadeo's borehole. This is the first one of 5, that will be installed to make the complete vertical loop of Amadeo's geothermal installation. The complete GEOID team was here to perform this installation. Vaillant, Rehau and GP Kombo engineers also participated for supervision and technical support.

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Installation of Index Testudo waterproofing layer on the parking walls

06 July 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Installation of Index Testudo waterproofing layer on the parking walls We installed the Index Testudo Spunbond Polyester Tipo 30 membrane for the waterproofing of the underground parking walls. It is the same membrane we used before, for the armed concrete slab. We will do the complete installation in several steps. We document here the installation on the lower part of the wall.

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Kuće Beodom received the first shipment of Wienerberger POROTHERM

05 July 2008 - Comments (0) Announcement

Kuće Beodom received the first shipment of Wienerberger POROTHERM We received the first shipment of Wienerberger POROTHERM 38 S P+E PLUS from Croatia. There were 18 pallets on the truck. This first truck was unloaded on a storage space and we brought one pallet on Amadeo's construction land. The complete shipment of all POROTHERM blocks for all walls represents around 11 trucks like that first one.

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Making of Amadeo's underground parking walls - part 2

03 July 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Making of Amadeo's underground parking walls - part 2 We are doing the other side of the underground parking wall, which includes the staircase to access the parking from inside the building. This is the last part of the structural work for the underground parking of the right part of Amadeo. In a few days, we will move the work to the left part.

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Making of Amadeo's underground parking walls

26 June 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Making of Amadeo's underground parking walls While the geothermal drilling is progressing on the left part of Amadeo, we continue to advance on the right part. Only when the drilling is finished, will we be able to go full speed. In the meantime, we've been working on raising the walls of the underground parking. We report on that part of the work.

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Drilling Amadeo's boreholes for the installation of the geothermal probes

23 June 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Drilling Amadeo's boreholes for the installation of the geothermal probes The armed concrete slab being sturdy enough to stand any truck, it was time to bring in the drilling rig for working on the geothermal ground loops. We are going to drill 5 boreholes, at a depth around 93 meters, in which we will install the probes. All probes will be connected to a central point to form one big vertical loop.

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Making of Amadeo's first armed concrete slab

20 June 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Making of Amadeo's first armed concrete slab Being done with the reinforcement, we cast the slab and installed the grouding electrodes. Everything was then ready to pour concrete. We ordered concrete from MARMIL inženjering very well known for their quality. This first slab is around 54 cubic meters which is about 6 mixer trucks.

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Installation of the iron reinforcement on the right part of Amadeo (2nd layer)

19 June 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Installation of the iron reinforcement on the right part of Amadeo (2nd layer) In a record time, we've got the recalculation of Amadeo's static and we restarted the work of the first slab. We now work with standard, pre-made, iron mesh, which is incomparably faster. In just one day, we were able to redo the first layer and to start the second. The slab is still going to be 30cm and, on friday, we will pour concrete on it.

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Installation of the iron reinforcement on the right part of Amadeo (1st layer)

09 June 2008 - Comments (1) Construction

Installation of the iron reinforcement on the right part of Amadeo (1st layer) The armed concrete base of Amadeo is going to be made of a 30cm thick slab. The installation of the iron reinforcement is a long, tedious job, which creates an impressive grid made of strong iron bars. The reinforcement goes in two layers, spaced with iron distancers. We report on the first layer.

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Installation of Index Testudo Spunbond waterproofing layer

02 June 2008 - Comments (1) Construction

Installation of Index Testudo Spunbond waterproofing layer We installed the waterproofing layer on the right part of Amadeo. We chose to work with Index membranes, from Italy, distributed in Serbia by Kovex. The membrane we use is Testudo Spunbond Polyester Tipo 30. It is a specially reinforced membrane, 4mm thick, that is ideal for foundations.

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Making of Amadeo's drainage layer and footer

01 June 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Making of Amadeo's drainage layer and footer We started working on the drainage layer of Amadeo. We will first do the right part of Amadeo. Then, we will drill the boreholes for the geothermal system on the left part. Once that is done we will be able to continue the drainage layer on the left part. Besides, we have now a small wooden shelter to store material on the land.

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Low-temperature floor heating system powered by a geothermal heat pump for Amadeo!

22 May 2008 - Comments (0) Announcement

Low-temperature floor heating system powered by a geothermal heat pump for Amadeo! We are very happy to announce that we are currently working on giving up the electric heating system in Amadeo, in favor of a low-temperature floor heating system coupled with a geothermal heat pump, using a vertical ground loop system. That is the energy of the future, saving around 70% of the electricity used for heating.

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Digging Amadeo's foundations and finition of the new roads

12 May 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Digging Amadeo's foundations and finition of the new roads We are now digging the foundations of Amadeo. This digging should end this week to leave place to the proper construction work. In the meantime, the 2 roads we showed being made are now finished. The result is very nice.

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Preparation of Amadeo's land continuation and new roads

20 April 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Preparation of Amadeo's land continuation and new roads After few days break because of bad weather conditions, the work on Amadeo's land started again at full speed. All the land is now cleaned and the digging for the underground parking is going. Coincidentally, 2 roads connecting Amadeo land are being made (and soon tarred).

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Preparation of Amadeo's land is started

14 April 2008 - Comments (0) Construction

Preparation of Amadeo's land is started We are starting today with the preparation of Amadeo's land. Geometers first came to mesure just how much ground will have to be removed. Then the excavator began the work. Part of the ground will be taken out and part will be kept to be put back later. We will post pictures as the work progresses.

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Kuće Beodom obtained Amadeo's building permit

27 March 2008 - Comments (0) Preparation

Kuće Beodom obtained Amadeo's building permit Today, the municipal office of Zvezdara delivered us the building permit for Amadeo. This part was the easiest and shortest procedure of all. Once the certificate of conformity is delivered, obtaining the building permit is straightforward. We are now set for the announcement of the work during the next month.

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Amadeo scale model arrived in Kuće Beodom's office

21 March 2008 - Comments (0) Preparation

Amadeo scale model arrived in Kuće Beodom's office Amadeo scale model made its way from Ravenna, Italy to Belgrade, Serbia. It arrived yesterday in our office. It is a beautiful realization, at 1/50, that gives a very precise idea of what the real Amadeo will look like. Thank you studiodosi for working hard to make such a nice model. Future buyers will be able to look at their apartment when they come to visit us in our office.

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Kuće Beodom obtained the certificate of conformity for Amadeo

11 March 2008 - Comments (0) Preparation

Kuće Beodom obtained the certificate of conformity for Amadeo We passed today an important milestone for Amadeo! The Municipal Office of Zvezdara delivered us the certificate that the preliminary design of Amadeo is in compliance with the detailed regulation plan. That means that Amadeo project has been accepted by the municipality. That is the biggest milestone for obtaining the building permit. Now, only the ownership papers of the land remain to be checked.

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Amadeo scale model construction - part 2

08 March 2008 - Comments (0) Preparation

Amadeo scale model construction - part 2 Amadeo scale model is now finished! studiodosi did a beautiful and wonderful job as usual. The model is still in their office in Ravenna, Italy and we will soon organize the transportation to Belgrade. We will display it in our office. In the time being, we present here the last steps of the construction thanks to the pictures sent to us by studiodosi.

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Amadeo scale model construction - part 1

02 March 2008 - Comments (1) Preparation

Amadeo scale model construction - part 1 In collaboration with studiodosi, we decided to make a scale model of Amadeo. This will allow us to present the project much better than with a simple computed 3D model. Making an architectural scale model out of the digital project is not a straightforward task. It is rather a handcrafted work that requires skills and passion. We present here that work in progress thanks to pictures sent to us by studiodosi.

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Amadeo will be the first low-energy residential building in Belgrade

25 February 2008 - Comments (0) Announcement

Amadeo will be the first low-energy residential building in Belgrade With Amadeo, Kuće Beodom is not just making yet another building. Amadeo is going to be the first low-energy building in Belgrade. It is the first time in Belgrade, that a company put together a coherent set of building solutions to create that level of quality. At the moment, we are waiting the final validation of the project by the municipal office...

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Complete Amadeo project is now online

12 December 2007 - Comments (1) Preparation

Complete Amadeo project is now online After 2 months of excellent collaboration with “studiodosi” we are pleased to announce the availability of the complete Amadeo project on the website. What a difference it makes to work with truly passionated professionals such as “studiodosi”! We are now in the process of preparing the submission of the projects to the municipal office.

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First external view and 3D view of Amadeo

05 December 2007 - Comments (1) Preparation

First external view and 3D view of Amadeo Here is the first preview of the external design of Amadeo. We are now getting very close to completion of the design phase. The next step is the preparation of the request for the building permit. “studiodosi” took a very interesting approach in disposing windows. All apartments will be very luminous and the overall look of the building is both original and beautiful. This is what we call quality through design.

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Second draft preview of the architectural design of Amadeo

30 November 2007 - Comments (0) Preparation

Second draft preview of the architectural design of Amadeo Here the second preview of the architectural design of Amadeo. Thanks to the excellent collaboration we have with “studiodosi”, we progressed a lot and this version is close to final. The size and position of windows is the part that will still change. Interior elements are positioned to give a better idea of the organization of the inside space. Enjoy and don't hesitate to give us feed back.

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Draft preview of the architectural design of Amadeo

16 November 2007 - Comments (0) Preparation

Draft preview of the architectural design of Amadeo We give here a preview of the architectural design of Amadeo. You usually don't get to see those draft versions of a work in progress. They are not final, not complete and they may change. Yet, they are very interesting in showing where we are heading. So we decided to push transparency a bit further and open up our design process. Talk back and tell us what do you think!

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Italian Design touch for Kuće Beodom's Amadeo project

07 November 2007 - Comments (0) Announcement

Italian Design touch for Kuće Beodom's Amadeo project Kuće Beodom is working hard to ensure the high quality level of its apartments. For instance, we choose building materials carefully to provide the best compromise between durability, comfort and price. Quality also goes into the architectural design of the building, its general aspect and the way apartments are organized. To get the best of it, we have set up a collaboration between an Italian and a Serbian studio to work on Amadeo project.

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A brand new road around Amadeo's land

15 October 2007 - Comments (0) Announcement

A brand new road around Amadeo's land The road going around the land of our next project Amadeo, has been completely redone. We have been waiting for it a long time and there it is. This in only the first step in a serie that will lead to the complete development of this area. We have some pictures below.

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