Unique Underground House in Cordoba, Spain by Emilio Ambasz
Designed by: Emilio Ambasz
Location: Cordoba, Spain
Architect of Record (Associate Architect): Felipe Palomino Gonzalez
Photographer: Michele Alassio
Glance the building seems have an odd shape that does not even have thought that it was a house. The unique house is built in a place that have a beautiful scenery. This house was built on the promontory overlooking the lake. Stood two tall white walls which meet and form a corner, in part it there is a door that serves as the entry point. The wall has a variety of functions, one function is to reflect light into the house that located in the pile of soil. The reflection of sunlight from the wall is to be entered into the house and this become a lighting source during the day.
This house has complete facilities such as kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms and others. Holes on the surface that defines a ventilation for air circulation in the home. The house was built in the open area and covered with a mound of earth so it looked isolated. The building is made of materials commonly used for general home manufacture like a concrete, bricks and others. This house will stay feels cool when it the hot climate of Spain has come, a technique to isolate the roof with a pile of soil is a natural way that is used to decrease solar heat during the summer or dry season comes.
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