The underground house, aptly named Bigbury Hollow, is flooded with daylight via two large terraced courtyards at each end of the building.
These terraced areas provide the PPS 7 home with plant beds for growing vegetables and culinary herbs. The sunken nature of the courtyards also helps conceal domestic furniture and prevent light pollution from the house at night.
The impact on the environment is minimised by incorporating many state-of-the-art environmental building materials and techniques as well as various pioneering technologies to reduce the building’s carbon footprint and minimise its impact on the environment.
Other eco credentials include the use triple glazing, LED lighting and natural paints and finishes.