Interior Economies of Underground Space
Keywords:Interior, Subterra, Interior design, Spatial design
There is perhaps no more extreme an interior space than those located underground. While relieved of the cost and labour to construct an exterior envelope, subterranean space demands that all infrastructure (ventilation, plumbing, electricity and circulation) and all accessories and comforts for human inhabitation (food, water, furnishings) are piped or hauled inside, down into the ground. Except for space stations and some medical facilities, these interiors are some of the most highly technological and artificial realms in the world and yet, ironically enough, they are immersed in the most organic, prehistoric and seemingly ‘natural’ matter at hand.
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