Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Underground shedworking

I've always fancied the idea of working in an underground garden office, but strangely, despite the many obvious advantages to underground building (energy efficiency, low environmental impact, flexible adaption to terrain) there are very few examples around. If you are interested in what can be built under the grass rather than on top of it, perhaps the best first stop is a browse around Malcolm Wells' site which is dedicated to "the promotion and discussion of underground buildings, earth-sheltered architecture, eco-friendly design, and energy-efficient houses". Among the examples of Malcolm's earth shelter designs is the Cherry Hill, NJ Architectural Office pictured above, built next to a six lane highway.More details about underground construction at Sustainable Build.

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