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24 Unique Underground Dwellings

From Tunnel-Connected Homes to Repurposed Bomb Shelters

— July 10, 2013 — Art & Design
Building pieces of architecture that stands out from all the other ordinary buildings is becoming increasingly difficult, but these unique underground dwellings are showcasing how building below ground is taking architectural design to a whole other level.

While basements are ordinarily the only types of rooms built below ground, these underground dwellings are taking ordinary houses to a new extreme, by building them completely under the surface. While most people are weary of living underground because of the claustrophobic aspects and lack of sunlight, the architectural techniques and skills needed to create homes below the surface is quite fascinating and impressive.

From underground offices to bomb shelters converted into chic living spaces, these unique underground dwellings are offering homeowners a new and exciting way to live indoors.
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Underground Exhibition Galleries
Underground Exhibition Galleries
The Drents Museum by Erick van Egeraat Lies Beneath the Surface
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Angular Underground Buildings
Angular Underground Buildings
The Mass Studies Songwon Art Space is Triangular and Modern
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Underground Cathedrals
Underground Cathedrals
Admire the Beauty of the Stunning New York City Hall Station
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Chic Claustrophobic Accomodations
Chic Claustrophobic Accomodations
The Sala Silver Mine Hotel is a Luxurious Cave
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Underground Chapels
Underground Chapels
Slovenian Cemetery Gets a Holy Makeover
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Urban Subterranean Gardens
Urban Subterranean Gardens
The LowLine Underground Park Hopes to Recapture the Past Futuristically
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Villainous Subsurface Offices
Villainous Subsurface Offices
This Underground Lair Fit for a Bad Guy is Creepy and Ominous
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Eerie Basement Boutiques
Eerie Basement Boutiques
Hostem Adds 'The Chalk Room' to Its Interior Design
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Underground Tropical Gardens
Underground Tropical Gardens
The O2 Restaurant by Garduno Architects is Otherworldly
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Tunnel-Connected Homes
Tunnel-Connected Homes
The House Y2 by destilat Architecture + Design Has a Split Personality
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Subterranean Home Extensions
Subterranean Home Extensions
The Dear Grotto is a Complete Underground Sanctuary
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Versatile Work-Residence Bunkers
Versatile Work-Residence Bunkers
The Verbandkammer by Nilsson Pflugfelder is Made for Artists
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Hobbiton Boat Houses
Hobbiton Boat Houses
The Balsam Boathouse by Agathom Co. Parks Motorboats in Molehills
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Underground Company Headquarters
Underground Company Headquarters
Norman Foster's 'Apple City' is a HQ Design for Apple
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Underground Seaside Restaurants
Underground Seaside Restaurants
The Summer Cave is the Most Romantic Place to Dine in the World
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Custom Underground Hobbit Dwellings
Custom Underground Hobbit Dwellings
The Custom Hobbit Home is a Fantasy Lover's Dream
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Swanky Bomb Bunkers
Swanky Bomb Bunkers
The Atlas Survival Shelters are Chic Underground Abodes
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Underground Offices
Underground Offices
Selgas Cano Architecture's Subterranean Work Space
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Hobbit Hideaways
Hobbit Hideaways
This Swiss Cluster of Houses Belongs in 'The Lord of the Rings'
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Hobbiton Coast Houses
Hobbiton Coast Houses
The Dune House by William Morgan Molds Nature into Modernism
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Hole-in-the-Ground Architecture
Hole-in-the-Ground Architecture
Underground House in Seoul by Byoung Cho
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Repurposed Bomb Shelters
Repurposed Bomb Shelters
The Underground 'Bahnhof Office'
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Underground Mansions
Underground Mansions
Britain Plans to Build a Ritzy Subterranean Home
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Underground Homes
Underground Homes
The Triangular Concrete House 2 by A-cero Architects is Hidden
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