Gallery: Seoul Gains An Underground Earth House by Byoung Soo Cho


Korean architect Byoung Soo Cho has built an underground house outside Seoul. Called Earth House, it’s not as fancy as some iterations of the subterranean abode, drawing instead on Cho’s very unpretentious inspirations: Taoist minimalism and the utilitarianism of the silos, barns and sheds Cho has come to love as a professor at Montana State University. Arguably, the Korean House also reveals a love of big sky: the 23-foot square courtyard is really the crown jewel of the place, which consists of six tiny rooms built mainly of concrete and recycled wood.

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  1. ratihdians October 1, 2010 at 12:11 am

    how do they get air circulation??still wondering how do we feel inside the house…

  2. jodane April 6, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    And if it rains?

  3. maxtheitpro April 6, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Kool! Me like! I wonder if this concept would work in East Africa.

    Max “The IT pro”

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