Friday, December 11, 2009

Underground Home in Vals, Switzerland

I HAVE ALWAYS LIKED THE IDEA OF UNDERGROUND HOMES. They are warm in the winter and cool in the summer, like a cave. And, if situated on the right hill in the right direction, plenty of warming sun rays will heat and light your home in the day. Designed with a beautiful elliptical shape cut into the side of a hill, this home would be easy to miss if you were driving by. The front area of the ellipse is open and spacious... and, there is an underground walkway from the house to the barn (see just above). Perfect for a quick getaway!

This incredible underground home is the collaboration between the Netherlands architects at SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects.

Via Trendir.


Lynn Lunger said...

Incredible house. Everything about it is so pleasing and wonderful. I simply love this type of aesthetic. What I most enjoyed was the way the front bowl-like walls accentuate the incredible view and down-play the neighboring structures. I was not expecting to see it tucked in so closely to the other houses.

Erica said...

I love it. Would fit well in Where the Wild Things Are.

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