Gallery: Fincube Eco Home Packs Panoramic Views Into a Tiny Footprint


This beautiful little Fincube is a high-tech, low energy, small footprint residence that offers fantastic views of Italy’s Dolomite Mountains. Built on a pedestal, the one-bedroom residence sits off the ground, providing better views and ventilation while minimizing its footprint on the ground. Studio Aisslinger and hotelier Josef Innerhof originally designed this one-bedroom residence as an option for eco tourism that would have a small impact on the natural landscape, but still let visitors experience beautiful sites.

The Fincube is oriented in a helical pattern, so when visitors enter up through the pedestal, they travel in a circle through the kitchen, living area, then the bedroom and finally the bathroom. Triple-glazed windows cover the entire facade of the home, offering 360 degree views of the surrounding landscape, and an exterior shade screen with walkway cages in the house. The shade screen provides shading and ventilation for the house without impinging on the stunning views. Additionally, the home is a smart house and all vital house-functions are controlled by a central touchpad and a solar system can easily be added to the roof.

The home offers just a single level of living space, but it’s raised 3 meters off the ground with a supporting structure made from locally-sourced larch. The footprint of the structure is only 2 sq meters (10.7 sq ft), but the kitchen, living space, bedroom and bathroom amount to 47 sq meters (506 sq ft) of living space. Local suppliers and craftsman were utilized to build this home, which can also be easily dismantled and moved to a new site if required. With only a small area of the home touching the ground, there is less damage to the earth and the ground could quickly recover when the residence is moved.

+ Studio Aisslinger



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  1. DIAMANTER May 30, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    Стартует финальная ликвидация ювелирных украшений по низким ценам .

  2. michel Dv May 8, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Superbe design could you make a kit and send to japan ? and add a rooof for heavy snow conditions house needs to be earth quick prooF. please quote so we can order. michel Dv

  3. ferdinanda Di Filippo July 24, 2010 at 8:13 am

    époustouflant!!!j’adore!!peut-on poser ce fincube en zone à risque? (tremblement de terre) le bois et le verre c’est très harmonieux mais c’est sur qu’il faut la clim . grand merçi a ce génie qui nous permet de rêver.

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  5. dule_savic July 2, 2010 at 11:12 am

    wow, very nice!
    I am impressed. Best idea I have ever seen. Do you know how much would cost such a thing? Keep up the good work.

  6. Shropshire Architect March 30, 2010 at 8:41 am

    A great little design with nice details.

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