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    Modern Earth-sheltered Town House is Urban, Civilized

    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. This house in Germany is partly underground. But it [...]

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    Earth-Sheltered Housing for Our Future Climates

    This earth-sheltered house on Antiparos Island in Greece draws on the region’s classical Greek architectural sensibility in its simple gracious symmetry. Cleverly woven into the adjacent hillside as if naturally evolved over time, Aloni House seems like an ancient ruin. But that’s not why it earned the Piranesi Award for the Greek Architure firm DecaARCHITECTURE. [...]

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