The Passive House, Cesena, Italy

January 25, 2023

The Passive House in Italy was designed by Piraccini + Potente Architettura firm to be the first of its kind in Europe. This required refurbishing an existing building within a dense, urban area while adhering to the international Passive House protocol. To maximise the energy efficiency of the build and reduce its ecological footprint, it was made from a structure of wood, steel, masonry, and reinforced concrete, with each material chosen for its natural characteristics.
A selection of Astro lights are featured throughout to enhance the interior and exterior of the building: the Ginestra 400 and the Osca Round in the living areas, the Bologna 240 in the bathroom and the Eclipse Round in the corridors, the Cabin Wall and Jura single on the outside spaces.