Gallery: Explore This Beautiful Underground Eco-Home in East Hampton

New lumber was only used in the interior partition wall studs and the exterior cedar siding around the bedroom; other than that, all materials were reclaimed or recycled. The above ground floor of the home contains all of the public spaces, and given that there are no columns, the floor remains open and expansive. The arc peaks at 16 feet high, allowing hot air to rise to the center and cool air to roll down the sides.

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  1. Richie August 22, 2011 at 1:41 am

    The unit energy consumption may have been reduced but, being such a vast space, is still vast in absolute terms and will never balance the embodied energy in the physical materials from which the palace is contructed. Absolutely deranged.