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Around here, we’re big fans of Malcolm Wells and his designs for earth-sheltered buildings, so we were saddened to learn that Wells died on Nov. 27 at the age of 83.
Wells' many books included The Earth Sheltered House: An Architect’s Sketchbook, which I read and enjoyed just a few months ago, and How to Build an Underground House, which MOTHER EARTH NEWS recently decided to reprint. (You can find them both here.)
Above: A sketch of an earth sheltered house from Malcolm Wells.