As urban architecture reaches ever-greater heights, a new generation of country homes seeks to preserve rural, often protected, landscapes by burrowing downwards. Dominic Bradbury reports on what lies (elegantly) beneath.
Cave home - with indoor pool - like a dream
hobbit underground house3
These underground homes will get you thinking about alternative ways of living: http://theownerbuildernetwork.co/lj5j
Handmade Houses: A Century of Earth-Friendly House Design by Richard Olsen. Some spectacular properties such as this, so a worthy read (and looks great on the coffee table).
Neutral Living Rooms
A green-roofed Hobbit home anyone can build in just 3 days Green Magic Homes – Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building
A beautiful earth-bermed home with skylight feature
my future eco house
Malcolm Wells, a 1950-60's era architect, proposed underground earth shelters. He quotes, "After 10 years spent spreading corporate asphalt on America in the name of architecture, I woke up one day...
off grid life
Camouflage: The roof of the property is covered in turf, meaning it blends seamlessly into the hillock
Building an underground house too expensive? How about buying a decommissioned missile silo cheap and renovating?