As builders and designers become more aware of ways to incorporate their projects into the surrounding environment, we are beginning to truly open up the world of design with projects like the Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse.
Designed by the team at Vetsch Architektur, the project revolves around nine different, unconventional homes in Dietikon, Switzerland. These Earth homes feature a white constructed facade contrasted nicely by the luscious, green surrounding natural elements. Vetsch Architektur describes the project below.
“The earth-covered houses are grouped centered around a small artificial lake with the entrance well hidden and integrated at the side of the settlement. That not just serves the completion of the form but also guarantees the secondary access of the particular houses through the subterranean parking lot. The residential settlement consists of nine houses. The daytime areas are situated towards the south; the nighttime area is towards the north. In the middle, you find the bathrooms and the connecting stairs to the basement. All the bathrooms get natural light through rooftop windows. The isolation consists of recycled glass, an absolute environment-friendly product. The water protection is added directly to the sprayed concrete. On top of the isolation is a protective layer with natural earth, which can be used to grow grass or plants on the rooftop.”