The Lava house – living in harmony with nature and environment



Name: Richard Mathieu

Nationality: German


-FINALIST of Videogame Architecture: 2 Drawings Competition


My Lava house project addresses some of the significant issues of today’s society, such as climate change and environmental destruction, by realizing a climate-friendly, energy-saving concept and rethinking organic architecture using Minecraft.

Lava house melts with the mountain it’s built on through its layout and uses local materials, such as spruce wood of prudent forestry as well as slate and copper from the cave, for its construction. The concept’s central idea is to take advantage of the ravine-like cave’s opening, on which the house is built, to create a self-heating system.

Placing the single-story building onto the cave allows absorbing the warmth of the lava, which flows underground, to create natural underfloor heating.

The rocks, which reach into the house’s interior, store the warmth and create a pleasant temperature for its residents and for plants that generally couldn’t grow in the boreal zone’s cold climate.

Lava house creates a coexistence between architecture and nature, in which the human takes advantage of his environment without damaging it. It is a fundamental approach to pursue when trying to create architecture that helps solve today’s and tomorrow’s environmental issues.


#Digital Space 3D Architecture  #Virtual Real Estate and Ownership #Human-nature coexistence  #Climate-and nature friendly architecture  #Substainability concepts

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