Gallery: Underground Mountainside Hotel is Efficient and Beautiful

 
Underground hotel in the Italian Alps - section view

Architect Matteo Thun has designed this striking eco-friendly hotel to be located on a mountainside in the National Park of Stelvio in the Italian Alps. Composed of a series of underground buildings linked by undulating green roofs, the complex takes advantage of passive design principles and ground-source heat pumps to conserve energy. In addition, the construction of the units, the way the units are situated on the site, and the materials used have all been carefully considered to minimize the complex’ impact upon the environment.

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  1. MusicalMoneyMagnet May 24, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Ohhh,.. YES!
    Brilliant work, Matteo!
    (Let me know when these are done. Consider me MOVING IN! Ha ha!)

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