Two detached single-family Passive Houses for a three-generation family in Cavriago (RE), Italy.


This project is a demolition of an existing two-unit building that was constructed in the 1970’s, and the construction of two detached houses which will each be built to the Passivhaus standard (extremely low, near-zero energy demand).

The existing building was demolished because its design unfortunately required a prohibitive cost in order to properly insulate the many thermal bridges present in the undulating building envelope. The pre-existing was also designed prior to any modern consideration of accessibility, and was therefore not suitable to accommodate different generations in a safe way.

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