Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse

Earth houses is a project designed by Peter Vetsch and are based on the interpretation of an environmentally conscious, ecological and progressive architecture. The pictures from this post are with a house named Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse, that is located in Dietikon, Switzerland. Compared to traditional residential houses built on the ground, the aim of building an earth house is another: Not to live under or in the ground, but with it. The earth-house concept uses the ground as an insulating blanket that efficiently protects it from rain, low temperatures, wind and natural abrasion. An earth house does not have to be built under the ground, it can be placed onto naturally grown terrain.

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The earth house is a flexible construction which can be built according to the wishes of its owners, fulfilling the need for individuality, environmentally friendly construction and energy saving. They stand out due to their closeness to nature and allow an experience beyond the usual four walls and their right angles. The earth house concept uses its surroundings as an advantage – the surroundings are not adapted to the building, the house is shaped in order to preserve the natural environment.

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20 responses to “Earth House Estate Lättenstrasse” - Add yours!

  1. June 24, 2008

    This is always how I imagined the Shire to look.

  2. me said:
    June 24, 2008

    Like, people. I would not even start to think how much the flood insurance is boing to cost here

  3. July 11, 2008

    I never thought about flooding, but that’s a good point. Are the photos of actual homes that have already been built, or of conceptual renderings?

  4. MangoWrapJoe said:
    July 17, 2008

    think of the heating and cooling savings!! ahahahahah i love mother earth!

  5. Ana said:
    July 25, 2008

    teletubbies land :D

  6. ben switzerland said:
    August 1, 2008

    yes, they are actually built. look at the newest projects on
    flooding is no problem, they have windows in the roof.

  7. MEEP said:
    October 14, 2008

    i agree with me

  8. G Velli said:
    January 26, 2009

    These are really great designs, my parents have been
    considering building an underground house
    and this has really inspired them with new ideas.

  9. February 1, 2009

    They look cool but very susceptible to flooding.

  10. Atalla Wanderer said:
    February 18, 2009

    How about you put a drain in the lowest part of the house that can be connected to a pipe that runs out the back of the hill to a slightly lower spot; that way, if flooding did occur the house would drain itself. Eh?

  11. Cristina said:
    March 27, 2009

    Ok, “me” flood insurance will not be an issue. The development is on a hill and though there is plenty of moisture in Switzerland, even there the water runs down hill. I lived there and know what I am talking about. It is all in the placement of drainage in the sunken courtyards. Not an impossibile thing to do right on a hill.

  12. dan said:
    April 9, 2009


  13. PLR Products said:
    July 25, 2009

    Your posts just keep on getting better and better :)

  14. andy said:
    August 23, 2009

    great house really………..

  15. Vista Homes Queretaro said:
    October 14, 2009

    I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

  16. miphz said:
    December 1, 2009

    i wanna see the interior…..

  17. Violet said:
    January 26, 2010

    I agree with miphz, let’s see some interiors!

  18. maykel said:
    May 4, 2010

    i love you site please picture more picture difrent green

  19. micheal said:
    May 2, 2011

    it looks like chinese tomb.

  20. November 26, 2012

    You need to participate in a contest for top-of-the-line blogs on the web. I’ll advocate this website!

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