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.
Type: Research Project
Architectural and Environmental design: Mario Cucinella Architects Srl
Team: Mario 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. Models: Stefano Rossi
Sociological research: Makno – Mario Abis
Technical partnership: Italcementi Group
Electrical and mechanical engineering: Politecnica Ingegneria; with the collaboration of: Fondazione Symbola & Legambiente
Visual: Engram Studio
Photo credit: Daniele Domenicali