I absolutely love this. Reminds me of an adobe bubble house I saw in an article many years ago. Richard Olsen's Book Handmade Houses Showcases Beautiful and Unusual Homes : Architectural Digest. Probably for my future little house in Europe.
Holy moly – the glass see-through bit! Reminds me of the house/cabin we stayed in in North Carolina overlooked the wine cellar. House with roof terrace and underground kitchen (Thatcher's old house, redeveloped in Chester Square, Belgravia)
Jim Mortensen had a plan to beat the high price of oil during the 1974 oil embargo. He’d build an energy efficient underground house. With help from friends and family, Jim Mortensen and his wife Mickey spent about eight years.