100K € Home

Research project for a low-cost residence

This project was initiated following a study carried out in collaboration with a team of sociologists, to offer a home of 100 square meters and zero emissions of CO2, suitable housing at low-cost and low-impact. A home that is able to return the pleasure of living and pays back its investment cost with the energy that it can produce. The house is designed as a technological kit, where photovoltaics integrated with the architecture. The use of solar energy-capturing surfaces for the winter months, internal air circulation for summer and all manner of available passive strategies make the building a perfect bioclimatic machine.


energy performance

-100% HVAC CO2

0 kg CO2 / mq y

classe A

heating 16 kWht / mq y

cooling 4 kWhf / mq y

Location: Turin, Italy

Year: 2007- 2009

Type: Research Project

Status: Design in progress

Architectural and Environmental design: Mario Cucinella Architects Srl

TeamMario Cucinella, Alberto Bruno, Hyun Seok Kim, Cristina Garavelli, Alessandro Gazzoni, Dora Giunco, Stefano Massa, Giulia Pentella, Giulio Pisciotti, Alessio Rocco,  Luca Stramigioli, Susanna Tundo, Debora Venturi; Stefano Rossi (model maker) 


Sociological research: Makno - Mario Abis

Technical partnership: Italcementi Group

Electrical and mechanical engineering: Politecnica Ingegneria; with the collaboration of: Fondazione Symbola & Legambiente


3D renders: Engram Studio

Photographer: Daniele Domenicali