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Modern Earth-sheltered Town House is Urban, Civilized

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The soaring glass atrium in this Swiss earth house by Gewölbehaus Fiechter brings daylight to  six rooms.

The circle seems to be a common design theme in underground homes. But this design provides an example where the use of the “circular” theme is very elegantly understated.

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This house in Germany is partly underground. But it is light and airy too. It doesn’t feel “buried”. Ecological friendly heating is provided through a ground heat exchange, sometimes known as geothermal heat. The constant temperature of the earth stabilizes the temperature in the house, keeping it warm and dry.

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The central atrium brings daylight into the heart of it.
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And the boring black sedan parked matter-of-factly outside this novel home could be outside any routine urban townhouse – seeming to illustrate that this kind of energy efficient earth-sheltered design has become mainstream.

Source: Gewölbehaus Fiechter

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2 Comments so far to “Modern Earth-sheltered Town House is Urban, Civilized”
  1. renee Says:

    The breeze way is beautiful.

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