The wish of the Client was to realize a single-family house in green building on the passive house standard, a building made with natural materials whose energy requirement was very low (almost zero) and significantly covered by energy from renewable sources.
The client wanted to enhance the wonderful surrounding landscape through large windows from which to enjoy the green and gentle Umbrian hills.
The project is divided into two buildings, two wings, which host the living area and the sleeping area respectively, these two bodies are connected by a central area used as the main entrance.
The building is on two levels. In addition to the ground floor used as a main residence, there is a basement that houses the laundry room, the cellar, the thermal plant and a gym with a bathroom.
The building proposes in its forms and materials the tradition of the old country houses, divided into several simple volumes, with a single pitch and covered in stone. The traditional architecture has been updated, rethought and combined according to modern needs and the high standards required.
The structure of the building is traditional, in brick masonry covered with stone. The high degree of insulation in natural fiber with which the building envelope is insulated guarantees high winter and summer comfort with minimum consumption.
The renewable energies present in the roof are able to significantly cover the energy needs due to heating, cooling and domestic hot water.
A large rainwater collection and accumulation system guarantees a useful reserve to be used in the summer season for irrigation uses in the large garden surrounding the house.
The domotic system installed allows to optimize the building-plant management contributing to the efficiency of the system. A VMC plant (controlled mechanical ventilation) with very high efficiency heat recovery ensures a healthy and high quality of indoor air, allowing a considerable energy saving.