Collection by Luke Hopping

How Low Can You Go? 7 Homes that Hug the Earth


In an age of rapidly rising skylines, there's something to be said for homes that choose to connect with the earth. These low-lying and subterranean residences are a lesson in staying grounded.

Nearly 200 anodized aluminum fins—each one uniquely shaped—serve as a screen that shields the concrete walls from the...
The house has two doors, one leading to the library and kitchen, and the other to the bedrooms and bathroom.
Breaking up the roof planes and concrete floor plates allowed the house to blend into the landscape.
“There’s a lot of horse talk here, and with this place there is plenty of opportunity for...
Brown and his dog Katsu head to the river; the path was once a dumping ground on top of a long-defunct underground oil...
A 1,600-square-foot in-law unit in Sonoma, California, has two bedrooms and two baths for its 87-year-old resident,...
The Jespersen residence sits in virtual isolation atop Emigration Canyon.

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