This unique, underground home with a central large atrium is a prime example in the literature of classic design styling that remains modern even to this day.Unfortunately, the only details I can find for this example are featured in the 1977 book “Earth Sheltered housing design : Guidelines, examples, and references.
There are also quite a few references to this in a popular science article from April, 1977
- urethane foam insulation
- membrane waterproofing
- mastoc and fiberglass walls
- plastic sheeting for additional waterproofing
- 8″ reinforced concrete walls, precast roof
Designed by Coffee and Crier, 509 Oakdale Austin TX – constructed 1975 (firm whereabouts unknown)