Incredible Underground Residence in Switzerland

Underground Residence in Switzerland
Underground Residence in Switzerland

Rehabilitating Rosslyn has catalyzed many hours of reflection and “research” into what exactly constitutes a residence, and – considerably more compelling – how people stretch and redefine the concept of home. The above-pictured underground residence is a provocative example.

This underground residence, an incredible subterranean re-imagination of same-old-same-old domicile, is “situated in the Swiss village of Vals, deep in the mountains… which makes for a perfect getaway. The unusual architectural plan comes from SeARCH and Christian Muller Architects. The entrance is a wide oval opening” in the hillside, allowing ample sunlight to fill the patio and enter the residence through numerous large windows. An interesting concept if you don’t mind lots and lots of concrete. And deeply scarring the natural environment.

About virtualDavis

A writer, storyteller and unabashed flâneur, George Davis (aka virtualDavis or G.G. Davis, Jr.) is the author of Rosslyn Redux: Reawakening a home, a dream and ourselves, a transmedia chronicle about rehabilitating an historic property in the Adirondacks with his bride. He blogs about storytelling, poetry, doodling, marginalia, flânerie, publishing, and other creativity-inspired esoterica at; posts sometimes exhilarating, often unnerving, occasionally euphoric, and always pollyanna "midlife mashups" at; chronicles his sailing adventures (and misadventures) at Sailing Errant; and delves into matters of parenting, babylandia, and childfreedom at Why No Kids? George formerly taught and coached at Santa Fe Preparatory School and The American School of Paris, and he co-founded and launched Maison Margaux: "Paris à la parisienne" in Faubourg Saint-Germain. He currently owns and operates Adobe Oasis in Santa Fe, New Mexico with his bride. George meanders on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube and Flickr.
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