• Short Summary

    WHILE THE TREND IN SOME CITIES IS TO BUILD UPWARDS, A TEXAS COUPLE RECENTLY BEGAN A NEW FASHION BY MOVING INTO A NEW HOUSE WHICH HAPPENS TO BE COMPLETELY UNDERGROUND.

  • Description

    WHILE THE TREND IN SOME CITIES IS TO BUILD UPWARDS, A TEXAS COUPLE RECENTLY BEGAN A NEW FASHION BY MOVING INTO A NEW HOUSE WHICH HAPPENS TO BE COMPLETELY UNDERGROUND. THE CONCRETE FLOOR OF THE ULTRA-MODERN BEDROOM STRUCTURE IS 13 FEET (3.9 METRES) BELOW THE SURFACE -- AND THERE ARE NEARLY 78-THOUSAND POUNDS (35 THOUSAND KILOS) OF DIRT BETWEEN THE CEILING AND THE LAWN.

    THE IDEA FOR THE UNDERGROUND HOUSE GREW OUT OF A DISCUSSION BETWEEN THE OWNER, MR. LYN ROGERS, AND A FRIEND ON POSSIBLE FALLOUT SHELTERS. BESIDES BEING A SHELTER AGAINST RADIATION THE HOUSE HAS MANY ADVANTAGES. AIRCONDITIONING GIVES COMPLETE CONTROL OF CLIMATE; IT IS COMPLETELY IMMUNE TO NATURAL HAZARDS SUCH AS STORMS. IN FACT, IT WILL NEVER NEED PAINTING AND SHOULD OUTLAST ANY CONVENTIONAL HOME.

    WITH A FLOOR AREA OF 3500 SQUARE FEET IT IS ROOMY, IF A LITTLE FUTURISTIC. THE HOUSE IS REACHED BY A STAIRCASE FROM OUTSIDE, AND ALSO HAS TWO GARAGES. THE COST IS REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN IN THE VICINITY OF 100 THOUSAND DOLLARS (ABOUT GBP36 THOUSAND).

    AS FOR THE HOUSE ITSELF, IT HAS FOUR BEDROOMS, LIVING ROOM PATIO, DINING ROOM AND KITCHEN AND ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING. THIS CAN BE ADJUSTED TO REFLECT ANY DEGREE OF DAYLIGHT BETWEEN HIGH NOON AND NIGHT. WHEN ONE OF THE WINDOWS IS OPENED AN ARTIFICIAL BREEZE BLOWS IN. A GARDEN AREA ADJOINING THE LIVING ROOM HAS SIMULATED DAYLIGHT LIGHTING -- WHICH CAN BE ADJUSTED BRIGHT ENOUGH FOR SUNBATHING. REAL PLANTS GROW IN TUBS AND A WATERFALL TRICKLES DOWN ONE SIDE OF THE PATIO AREA.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA7LH12A0FYR8B0JCPJNY9NYMPW
    Media URN:
    VLVA7LH12A0FYR8B0JCPJNY9NYMPW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/01/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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