Modern home submerged in the landscape
A sensational house excavated into the mountainside and submerged into the landscape. Designed by architects Michel and Donia Boucquillon as a family home and work studio located in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. The home-studio is totally self-sufficient from an energy point of view thanks to rainwater collection, solar panels and the use of a heat pump. The rock crosses into the dining room, living and sleeping areas, eliminating the boundaries between internal and external. The forms, colors and materials (stone, wood and cement) of the architecture have been inspired by the ancient agricultural terraces, the green of the olive trees and the surrounding vegetation.