This home truly fits the bill of an “underground” home, with all access from a below-ground-level central atrium. John Barnard, a legend and veteran of the underground home field designed this underground home (in a series of many) to be built by contractors outside of the underground home field. A central atrium lets light in through all facings, eliminating the need to be faced in a specific direction as in some south-facing designs.CASE STUDY : Ecology House, by John Barnard Jr.,
CASE STUDY : Ecology House, by John Barnard Jr.
Underground Home Details
Name: Ecology House
Square Footage: 1200
Construction Materials: concrete. roofing paper, tar, mopped hot pitch
Earth Cover: 10 to 16"
Architect: John Barnard, Jr
Heating and Cooling: AC / gas furnace
Year Built 1973
Waterproofing: mopped hard pitch and roofing paper / tar
Where you can find more info: "The underground house book", by Stu Campbell, 1980
Citation Source(s): "The underground house book", by Stu Campbell, 1980
Home Status(s): unknown