Earth Berm House
Here are three conceptual preliminary renderings of an Earth-Bermed house design. All three designs have steep southern roofs for solar collector placement and a shallow northern roofs to give headroom and allow for berming of the north wall. They are all based on very traditional elements, including the window and building proportions, roof pitches, the porch/awning and eyebrow windows. The three designs explore various ways of integrating the need for a studio apartment above and for allowing sunlight to penetrate deep into the interior.