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    In underground home designs, this unusual house plan is the collaboration between the Netherlands architects at SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects. This underground home, located in the Swiss village of Vals, is set amidst a cluster of mountain houses and if you don’t look carefully you might miss it! The most striking thing about this stone house is the majestic Alpine view through a wide, elliptical opening in the hillside, revealing spacious outdoor entertaining areas that lead to the home’s main entrance. Another entrance from a nearby barn leads residents and guests through an underground pathway, providing an alternate entryway into the home. The circular opening in the mountainside allows for lots of windows, which flood interiors with natural light while framing the stunning mountain views. SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects.

    Underground Mountain Home / Vals / Switzerland by SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects « RADDblog
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    that's kind of interesting
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    Strange, but I love it. The alpine views just make it.

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    love the view

    not wild about the bedroom ceiling that looks like corrugated cardboard

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    Not liking this too much, y'all feel me?

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    I LOVE this! Totally cool.
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    I like it.

    The first pic reminds me of this:

    I used to know someone in northeast Ohio who had a home half built underground. They had a great room that was half in, half out of the ground, and the upper part had a glass roof and natural earthen floor. They had planted a fig tree in the floor, and it had taken root and had grown huge maybe twenty feet by twenty feet-and produced figs.
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    That is really interesting. I'm still trying to figure out the floor plans- looks like load of sleeping space and a bathtub(!?!) in the courtyard. Overall - beautiful
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    i love it. finally something different & interesting.

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    i know & love this house.

    Quote Originally Posted by czb View Post
    not wild about the bedroom ceiling that looks like corrugated cardboard
    i like that ceiling. interesting twist.
    Last edited by calcifer; February 16th, 2010 at 03:13 PM.

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    Extremely unique! Gotta give em that.

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