A home for us someday.
umbrella home - A simple underground house design uses a novel insulating/water-shedding blanket that covers the structure and surrounding soil. The umbrella creates a huge subterranean thermal reservoir that soaks up the sun’s energy during summertime and stores it for winter heating. In many cases, the design makes a heating system unnecessary.
This underground house by London studio De Matos Ryan tunnels beneath a listed stone tower in Gloucestershire, England. A corridor leads from the main house into the tower itself, where a games room occupies the ground floor and bedrooms are located on two floors above. Glazed walls at the rear of the house face out onto a sunken terrace and swimming pool. This is really an extraordinary house.