Built in the peri-urban area of a small town of the province of Bologna, this duplex house accommodates three families in two housing units.
A NZEB building composed by pure volumes, two overlapping prallelepipeds slipped on each other to open big telescopes pointed towards the level ground and, in the distance, towards the Appennines skyline.
The duplex house is entirely built in wood, it has got a 10 kw photovoltaic plant arranged over the flat roof, and wide windows facing south that works as solar greenhouse during the winter, while during warmer months are shielded by shading plants. The family units are composed by one family with children and two mononuclear families: the parental bond makes this three families a small community, that has chosen to live not completely isolated, but close to a urban centre equipped with all the services.
A contemporary art museum, a music school designed by one of the most important Italian architects, a city center enriched by the charm of the porticoes, the old taverns and the new markets: the contest of Casa GF is no longer the one of a new residential area, but certainly the one of a good life in the Padana province, less than 30 minutes far from the center of Bologna.
The ideal place to raise your children, go to work and come back home for lunch or carve out a hyperconnected space to work from home: Casa GF is the “media house” of the Po Valley countryside, not isolated but with all the services within cycling distance.
Ph. © Luca Capuano