Category: 3D models
Design on the stone wing concept is being revived after a brief hiatus. My underground home project is growing to include a sunroom / atrium entryway that will give more exposure for PAHS efficiency, and the overall layout has changed drastically to accommodate a larger common area. Check out the attached rough sketch – more to come!
This refined version of the previous squarely underground home concept is a breath of realistic air. Although space improvements are in the works, and a possible expansion being designed, this version offers a variety of structural and load distribution improvements. To accomodate a large uninterrupted room for the normal living functions, only the bedroom and master bath will have a completely separate space (in addition to being the most buried portion, for temperature benefits)
This underground eco-house concept is a re-take on 1970s-era underground house designs with a relatively timeless look. The back would be covered, but this model is not intended to be built into a hillside for drainage concerns. This underground house would be above-grade, and utilities/lines built into the roof loft-style, maybe with an exposed tress system for support. The roof is shown exposed, however the sodden roof would be back-filled to within 1-3″ of the skylights and stove pipe vent, and would need to be at least 18″ deep on all surfaces.
Re-enforced concrete outer walls and roof, concrete inner walls
Re-enforced concrete, 6″
2-4″ of waterproofing layers (material to be determined)