This is a guest post from Antonina of OpenBuildings. The team behind OpenBuildings has brand new content to share with you from the sister site www.clippings.com! Below you will not only see the normal selection of great architecture but also also links to thematic selections of inspirational content, which might help you start your very own design project and get matched with design professionals.
Earth sheltered, or underground, houses lie mostly beneath the ground surface, or ground ‘climbs’ on top and covers them. The surrounding soil provides natural insulation, making these houses inexpensive to heat and cool. Clever use of site specifics or overhead skylights enable the unique breed of homes to remain well concealed and private while still exploiting the wonderful views and allowing light to enter their interior spaces.
OpenBuildings is a community-driven and openly editable encyclopaedia of contemporary and conceptual architecture from around the world that exists as a website and application for iPhone, and recently – Android, which enable users to find, learn about and share nearby buildings of architectural merit.