As urban architecture reaches ever-greater heights, a new generation of country homes seeks to preserve rural, often protected, landscapes by burrowing downwards. Dominic Bradbury reports on what lies (elegantly) beneath.

As urban architecture reaches ever-greater heights, a new generation of country homes seeks to preserve rural, often protected, landscapes by burrowing downwards. Dominic Bradbury reports on what lies (elegantly) beneath.

hobbit style home, complete with sod roof ~ low impact woodland home, excellent south-facing passive solar greenhouse and earth sheltering thermal mass.  perfectly charming!!!

hobbit style home, complete with sod roof ~ low impact woodland home, excellent south-facing passive solar greenhouse and earth sheltering thermal mass. perfectly charming!!!

Modern Earth Shelter: Homes Built into the Hillside Rather than attempting to transcend vernacular architecture, BAUEN architecture studio has embraced its wisdom for two homes that sit side-by-side in Luque, Paraguay. The homes are thoroughly modern, but utilize an ancient earth-sheltered tradition to work in harmony with the hot, humid tropical climate of the area.

Modern Earth Shelter: Homes Built into the Hillside Rather than attempting to transcend vernacular architecture, BAUEN architecture studio has embraced its wisdom for two homes that sit side-by-side in Luque, Paraguay. The homes are thoroughly modern, but utilize an ancient earth-sheltered tradition to work in harmony with the hot, humid tropical climate of the area.

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