Curbed contributor Patrick Sisson rounds up 13 of the most notable subterranean buildings that demonstrate the potential of underground building including a homes, an underground farm, a salt mine, and a post office.

The piece looks at one two-story home built into an old quarry, another built from a missile silo, and a half-buried home in Austin built on a brownfield site which formerly hosted an oil pipeline:

Atop the home, plantings seek to recreate natural prairie with grasses and dozens of type of wildflowers. Divided into two wings, the home cuts a profile resembling a spaceship, a fitting resting place for the owner, a science fiction writer.

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