House designing undoubtedly is a complex element of the building process and when you are talking in context of underground houses, things are bound to get tricky and complicated. However, there exist few structures beneath the Earth, which have risen against the odds to astonish us with their creative marvel. Nevertheless, these underground houses not only look spectacular but also behold green credentials close to them. Many consider them as a perfect alternative for traditional homes to minimize the negative impact on environment. Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado, we bring to you, the underground wonders to sweep you off your feet. Hold your breath and scroll down.
Gary Neville’s Underground House
The first shocker from the list comes from Neville’s kitty. Beautiful, functional, fascinating and appealing. We wouldn’t lie if we tell you that these words describe it best. Designed by Make Architects, it is sprawled across 8,000 sq ft. This subterranean sensation is beautifully laid in the shape of a flower and built in a way that keeps energy consumption to the minimum. If there is anything Gary is good at apart from football, it’s his conscious to go eco friendly!
The Cave House
This one has really stood tough against the sands of time. This cave house, which has been carved out of a mountain has switched many roles over the time. Originally used as a mine for decades, it was later used as a concert venue. Currently, it is geared with all the household equipments and is serving as a unique abode.
Swiss Mountain Underground House
In the Swiss village of Vals, this underground house stands apart from the rest. It is a brainchild of architects from SeARCH, Netherlands and Christian Muller. The beautifully designed house plays intelligently by completely eliminating the need of cooling in summers and heating in winters.
Situated in steep sand hill inland in North Norfloak Coast, this house exudes futuristic design. The central point around which the whole house is designed is ’Sun’. The living rooms at the first floor are covered with wooden hood which keeps the heat off the glass windows in summers. Interestingly, the make is such that the house is not devoid of any sunlight in winters. The base of the house is built with flints. The four bedrooms are buried in the tunnel and the natural cover of the ground provides insulation to it.
Hidden Swiss estate by Vetsch Architektur
Who wouldn’t mistake this gorgeous house for a mysterious dwelling out straight from a fairytale wonderland? Designer Vetsch Architektur has designed this Swiss house in a way that provides an insulating blanket to it guarding it against natural abrasion, rain, wind and low tempratures.
Cumbria Underground House
Local architect John Bodger designed this house for Phil and Helen Reddy. It was designed in such a way that the two stories are burrowed backwards in to a rock. Built on an old quarry site, this house impersonates the eco friendly approach of its owners.
Malator Underground Eco House
Malator is one modern underground house in Druidstone, which is rightly termed as the ‘blueprint for the future of Welsh Housing’. It has also been given the local nickname of ‘Teletubby house’ owing to the the turf roof, steel chimney and its peephole doorway.
Abandoned Missile Base
The next entry dares to bring the dicey adventures alive. Bruce Townsley bought this missile base property from Ed Peden, who is a missile base real estate mogul. The sheer intricacy and complexity involved in the project pushed his urge to undertake it. The whole house is connected by the staircases which twirl between the first and the second levels.
Greek Isles Underground House
Designed by Deca Architecture, this underground home has been especially envisioned to stand the windy weather of Aegean Sea. Its unique carving allows only the second story to remain visible above the ground. The house fully justifies the green certificate as it has been made from natural materials.
Modern Underground house by KWK Promes
This underground house from KWK Promes has been made using modernistic elements in mind. The green roof of the house is accessible only to the residents via a set of stairs running from inside. Blending perfectly with its green surroundings, the house provides a perfect interaction between outdoors and indoors for its residents.
Underground Stone Desert Home
This house barely rises above the dessert level that surrounds it. Half hidden in the earth, it efficiently responds to the needs of controlled lighting, heating and cooling-cross winds. It also has two slopes on the adjacent hillsides. Owing to an emerging appearance, the house looks no less than a fantastical and intriguing pre-historic ruin that is on the verge of being discovered.
Missile Silo underground house
The designers and makers of Atlas F Missile Base, as it was previously known, had no clue of the irony it was destined to project in the coming years. Originally a missile base, supposed to support the destruction a war comes with, it has now been converted in to a comfortable abode for peaceful living. However, it has its own private airport. The entire property consists of grounds, forest and trails. Above the ground, the property features a hangar and spacious open living room and fireplace with wraparound porch. Below the ground, which is accessible by stairs (and which was a launch control center once), are two levels spread across 2300 sq.ft and which boast of three bedrooms, two and a half bath with open living area. The kitchen lies adjoining connected with a spiral staircase.