An office in the woods

Madrid ¬†Spain ¬†– ¬†Jose Selgas and Lucia Cano Photography: ¬† ¬† Iwan Baan Deep in the woods and half buried so that the ground is near¬†eye-level, this is an office designed for creativity. Built of 110mm insulated fiberglass and polyester sandwich on the south and 20mm curved, clear acrylic on the north,¬†the office is ventilated […]

Living Underground


Historical evidence suggests humans have been living underground for millennia, first in caves and then later in shallow excavations roofed with sticks, mud and thatch. Just as above-ground homes vary greatly in their construction and appearance, so do underground homes. ¬†Types include constructed caves, culvert homes, earth berm dwellings, elevational dwellings and atrium homes. And […]

Earth House – An Ode to Yoon Dong-joo

Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-do, Korea –¬†Byoungsoo Cho Site area: ¬† ¬† 660m2 Floor Area:¬† ¬† 32.49m2 Project Year:¬† ¬† ¬†2008-2009 Photography:¬† ¬† ¬†Wooseop Hwang, Yong Gwan Kim It would seem odd to think of a 14m x 7m concrete box set deep in¬†the ground as a ‘house of the sky’ and yet it is! The tiny home […]

The Invisible Dome Home

The Invisible Dome Home

Underground living – Texas style – Monolithic Dome Structures Italy, Texas USA Dig a hole 66 metres x 23 metres x 10 metres deep (200’x75’x30′), blow up your shell, start pumping concrete and insulation, fill it back up again and you have your typical underground dome home! Visitors to Glenn Young‚Äôs Monolithic Dome home often […]