Need radically fresh design idea of how to build house in steeply sloping hill’s terrain? This modern underground house made inside mountainous region that full of hills may become your home inspiration. This cavern house is actually bringing back the basic concept of architecture made by our ancestors who carved and perforated rocks and soil to make safe and protected living spaces. The knowledge known as architecture archaeology.
This cavern underground house entrance area defined by quarry stones retaining wall at the base of vineyard’s mountainous terrain. A small door-shaped opening made at the retaining wall is an access to the underground home above. FYI: quarry stones are one of best material choice if you want to build a retaining wall because it looks so natural. From the retaining walls’ opening you will see a stairway to terrace of the underground cavern house.
After vineyard’s hill perforated, concrete blocks structure implemented to make this unique hill house; living spaces inside of mountain. Large open terrace created to become natural sunlight source and as relaxing outdoor area to enjoy hills panorama beyond. Raw exposed concrete retained both exterior and interior. Quarry natural stones slabs become flooring material for both open outdoor terrace and interiors, but with different tile dimension. Switzerland. Credit & source: Bearth & Deplazes.