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Architecture – underground [update!]

Apologies – for some reason, comments were turned off on this post. Slip of the finger perhaps. đŸ˜¦ Anyway, comments are now back on and thank you for the likes.

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Ever since the Black Saturday bushfires of 2009, I’ve daydreamed about building an underground house that would be naturally protected from the ravages of fire. This stunning house in Greece would need some additional work to make it fire proof but the design is so beautiful I couldn’t resist featuring it:

The interiors are designed so that natural ventilation and clever use of shade mean there is no need for air-conditioning, even in the height of summer:

This I like. I’m less enamoured of the stark white interior design. There is nothing cosy about it, and as so often happens with many modern designs, it only looks good when everything is just so, ticketty boo. Perfect to look at but not to live in.

You can find the complete article and all the pictures at:

http://newatlas.com/lassa-villa-ypsilon/49801/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=d6b90786de-UA-2235360-4&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65b67362bd-d6b90786de-92416841

Off to lunch with my sister-in-law. đŸ™‚

Meeks

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