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design firm: cutler anderson architects  project: private residence

GREEN BUILDING 101: Sustainable Sites—How to Live in Harmony with the Natural Environment

Plympton, MA: June & Richard Shire have hunkered down to enjoy winter in their snug Terra-Dome, an unusual-looking structure consisting of concrete dome modules reinforced by steel and built into a hillside. The modules were configured to form an energy-efficient dwelling, said Richard Shire, a retiree who set out to build this energy-efficient home 27 years ago, long before going green became fashionable.

Plympton couple love their earth-sheltered home for its unique design, energy efficiency Being green in a dome - The Boston Globe

Plympton, MA: June & Richard Shire have hunkered down to enjoy winter in their snug Terra-Dome, an unusual-looking structure consisting of concrete dome modules reinforced by steel and built into a hillside. The modules were configured to form an energy-efficient dwelling, said Richard Shire, a retiree who set out to build this energy-efficient home 27 years ago, long before going green became fashionable.

"hobbit house" - earth berm - green construction  (a third view of the same berm house)

"hobbit house" - earth berm - green construction (a third view of the same berm house)

Malcolm Wells' Underground Designs and Illustrations. Homes, gas stations, parking lots, etc.

Malcolm Wells' Underground Designs and Illustrations. Homes, gas stations, parking lots, etc.

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