Friday, June 3, 2011

The Truffle House...

Have you ever been 'stuck between a rock and a hard place'...? Well, try living in the Truffle House designed by Ensamble Studio. Located on a hilltop in Spain, the Truffle house provides the ultimate modern-living for any cave dweller. The interior has the accommodations of a studio apartment, with the bare necesities of a bed, shower, sink and kitchenette. No word of a toilet... I guess if you chose to live in a cave, digging a hole in the woods shouldn't be a problem... 
To build it, we made a hole in the ground, piling up on its perimeter the topsoil removed, and we obtained a retaining dike without mechanical consistency. Then, we materialized the air building a volume with hay bales and flooded the space between the earth and the built air to solidify it. The poured mass concrete wrapped the air and protected itself with the ground.

via techblog

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