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Awesome Hidden Lair Tucked Under Mounds of Green Grass
Posted By Yuka Yoneda On August 6, 2010 @ 9:31 am In Architecture,green roof | 2 Comments
The estate is actually quite spacious and consists of nine houses – three 3 bedroom, a 4 bedroom, a 5 bedroom, three 6 bedroom and one 7 bedroom – clustered around a lake. In order to maximize daylighting , the areas which would be used most during the day are situated towards the south, and the nighttime areas towards the north. Bathrooms and stairs to the basement sit between the two and all of the bathrooms get natural light via skylights.
While the basement and parking lot (yes there is a subterranean parking lot) were built using conventional methods, the entire ground floor was constructed using the typical earth home sprayed concrete  technique. The house also makes use of recycled glass and is topped with a protective green roof  which can be used to grow grass or even edible plants.
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 buried homes: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=underground+home
 crazy flower-shaped one: http://inhabitat.com/2010/02/12/gary-nevilles-zero-carbon-underground-home/
 700 year old hobbit houses in Iran: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/03/700-year-old-underground-cave-homes-for-rent-in-iran/
 Vetsch Architektur: http://www.erdhaus.ch/main.php?fla=y&lang=&cont=earthhouse
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/08/Lattenstrasse-Undergound-House-6.jpg
 daylighting: http://www.inhabitat.com/daylighting
 sprayed concrete: http://inhabitat.com/2009/06/18/the-nautilus-giant-snail-shaped-home-fit-for-a-family/
 green roof: http://inhabitat.com/green-roof/
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