Underground Construction

At a Green Architecture and Design Conference

By |2022-01-25T16:05:30+00:00February 1, 2009|Underground Construction|

A Green Architecture and Design Conference took place recently in the International city of Jerusalem, Israel. It was very much a conference with an International flavour - of the dozen speakers, 3 were British green architects, several were from America, a few were from other European countries such as Germany [...]

Homesteading with Solar Power

By |2022-01-25T16:06:49+00:00September 18, 2008|Underground Construction|

Solar power is an easy and efficient source of energy, and solar energy is readily available to anyone who wishes to power his or her home this way. Solar energy really is energy derived from the sun, and it is one of the most efficient forms of energy available, along [...]

Designing a Land-Based Green Build

By |2022-01-25T16:06:50+00:00September 13, 2008|Underground Construction|

When starting to plan and design a land-based green build, it is crucial to carefully consider the early design ideas, as well as thinking ahead to the practicalities of the actual construction. Crucial questions to consider at the initial and early stages of the planning and design process include considering [...]

Using the Land to Construct a Green Build

By |2022-01-25T16:06:51+00:00September 11, 2008|Underground Construction|

To create a truly green build when constructing a house or any type of building, a keen green designer or sustainable architect will spend time studying the land that the construction will take place on. This is to assess the ecology of the local landscape, and in a nutshell, to [...]

Above or Below? Multi-Level Houses

By |2022-01-25T16:06:52+00:00September 10, 2008|Underground Construction|

Multilevel houses, whether this means two stories, or utilising a basement and an attic space, are an effective use of space within a construction, both above and below ground. Most of us live and work in multilevel buildings, and they are generally taken for granted. But for an architect to [...]

Underground Homes: An Introduction

By |2022-01-25T16:06:53+00:00September 9, 2008|Underground Construction|

Underground homes, and the process of underground house construction, have been a normal part of human habitation for centuries. From early cave dwellers, whose cave houses stretched deep into and below mountains, through to 21st Century pioneers whose mission it is to show how comfortable this style of house can [...]

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