paul coudamy's UNDERhouse is burried beneath the earth's surface
 
paul coudamy's UNDERhouse is burried beneath the earth's surface paul coudamy's UNDERhouse is burried beneath the earth's surface
nov 08, 2013

paul coudamy's UNDERhouse is burried beneath the earth's surface

paul coudamy’s UNDERhouse is burried beneath the earth’s surface
all images courtesy paul coudamy

 

 

 

french architect paul coudamy has unveiled his design for a subterranean residence entitled ‘UNDERhouse’. situated below the surface of a small plot of land, the three-story building formulates a new relationship between the interior and exterior, removing itself from the surrounding environment. the underground architectural concept avoids being overlooked by neighbors by preferring ‘an open view of the sky over an overcrowded one‘, as well as salvaging an outdoor greenspace with metal cylinders reminiscent of minimalist american sculptures.

 

 

sectional axonometric diagram

 

 

cylindrical ground ducts pierce the surface of the site, penetrating the volume below to provide natural light to the bedrooms, living room and bathroom. the light ducts – covered by a glass lens – are lined with reflective material to make the most of sunlight throughout the day.

 

 

axonometric view of the interior

 

 

partii diagram

 

 

exploded axonometric massing diagram

 

 

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