Eco-Architect Alex Michaelis Builds Underground In London

CNN reports that architect Alex Michaelis decided to build his house underground after learning that planning laws limited the height of buildings in his area. The rules stated that no building on his plot of land could exceed the six-foot wall surrounding it. This inspired Michaelis to design an underground, green home instead. The credentials include solar panels, its own water system from a specially built bore, and a grass roof, which helps the building blend into its surroundings. The windows, doors and roof lights came from Denmark, the walls are insulated with thermal wool and there is an under floor heating system. Oct. 22 Update: For more on Alex Michaelis' underground house. :: Via CNN