10 Amazing Underground Homes

Categories Inspired Architecture

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.

SeARCH: Villa Vals

image: Iwan Baan

A-Cero: Concrete House II

image: A-Cero

Ensamble Studio: The Truffle/Cave House

image: Ensamble Studio


Robert Konieczny KWK Promes: OUTrial House

OFIS arhitekti: Villa Under-Extension

image: Tomaz Gregoric

William Morgan Architects: Dune House

image: William Morgan Architects

image: Erieta Attali, Ed Reeve, Julia Klimi

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Antonina is an architect who has recently joined the OpenBuildings team to take over Community Outreach. Believes in interdisciplinary approach to architecture and everything else, fascinated by Japanese and Dutch design, typography and all things inspired.
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.