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Just "StumbledUpon" this, it may well be old news for some folk on here, but I think it looks fucking amazing...

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1246130/Man-United-star-Gary-Neville-unveils-plans-8m-Teletubby-eco-bunker-built-hillside.html

 

Living in Laa-Laa land? Man United star Gary Neville unveils plans for £8m 'Teletubby' eco-bunker built into a hillside

By Jaya Narain

Last updated at 12:03 AM on 27th January 2010

 

He is used to lining up alongside Giggsy, Rooney and Rio. Now it seems Gary Neville could soon be rubbing shoulders with Tinky Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po. For the Manchester United star wants to build a country home almost entirely underground - and locals have already dubbed it a second Teletubbyland.

 

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Red Devil with a green dream: Artist's impression of Gary Neville's new eco-home on moors beside his current mansion in Bolton which he hopes to power through solar power and wind energy

 

These computer-generated pictures reveal how the multi-million pound luxury eco-bunker would look in the heart of rural Lancashire. And, appearance-wise, there are indeed similarities with the dwelling occupied by the cuddly TV characters. Almost all the home will be built into the hillside, which, according to design firm Make Architects, 'enables the surrounding moorland to seamlessly flow across the roof'.

 

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Low profile: The innovative design is intended to have minimal impact on views of the Lancashire hills and has been likened to a Neolithic settlement

 

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Time for bye-byes: The artist's impression suggests soft lighting in the 'six petals' of the house will prevent home from being a blot on the landscape at night-time

 

Its flower-like blueprint has petals radiating from a central kitchen, each designated as respective areas to 'eat, relax, entertain, work and play'. The architects have compared it to Skara Brae neolithic settlement in Orkney, because of the way it is built into the ground. But locals prefer the Teletubby comparison. One said: 'Some people have already been sniggering about it looking like the Teletubby house and going "Eh Oh" when they talk about it.' 

 

One Manchester United fan said: 'Gary has obviously worked very hard but some of the Old Trafford lads have already been sniggering about it looking like the Teletubbies house and going "eh oh" when they talk about it.  'One or two keep talking about Neville Neville land gets a Tinky Winky house in the garden.'

 

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Hub of the home: The elegant kitchen in Gary Neville's new eco bunker, with a choice of views

 

Neville, 34, bought a farming hamlet near Bolton five years ago and built a 12-bedroom mansion there for himself and wife Emma.  If approved by Bolton Council, the 8,000sq ft bunker will be built in the grounds of the £8million estate and boast the latest eco-technology, in line with Neville's proclaimed passion for the environment. However, a disgruntled neighbour said: 'The place used to be an extremely modest farmhouse and now the whole thing is out of character.'

 

If plans for the project are approved, the building will have solar panel, a wind turbine and a ground source heat pump. Energy produced from the wind turbine would be used to power his neighbouring property with any extra energy supplying the national grid, helping to reduce his family's carbon footprint. The structure is so advanced the government wants to use the scheme as a benchmark for all future zero-carbon developments.

 

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Chez Neville: Gary's current home in Bolton, complete with MUFC sculptured hedge opposite the front gate

 

He is not the only member of his family to have expensive tastes. His younger brother Phil and his wife Julie had golden gates entwined with the initials P and J, which were also included in the carpet design, at their £4million Versace-themed mansion in Crawshawbooth, Lancashire.

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He lives in that house, where's the justice?

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Yeah, but getting back to the architecture...he's clearly a man with high aesthetic and ethical values wanting to build something as ecologically inspired and empathetic with the environment. Hats off to him, I reckon. Could have used his millions to build a ghastly chintzy tacky chav palace, but the guy clearly has style and good taste.

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Yeah, but getting back to the architecture...he's clearly a man with high aesthetic and ethical values wanting to build something as ecologically inspired and empathetic with the environment. Hats off to him, I reckon. Could have used his millions to build a ghastly chintzy tacky chav palace, but the guy clearly has style and good taste.

 

:laugh:

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Yeah, but getting back to the architecture...he's clearly a man with high aesthetic and ethical values wanting to build something as ecologically inspired and empathetic with the environment. Hats off to him, I reckon. Could have used his millions to build a ghastly chintzy tacky chav palace, but the guy clearly has style and good taste.

 

I agree, but you can tell by his haircut he lacks any creativity and it was probably his lasses idea.

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Yeah, but getting back to the architecture...he's clearly a man with high aesthetic and ethical values wanting to build something as ecologically inspired and empathetic with the environment. Hats off to him, I reckon. Could have used his millions to build a ghastly chintzy tacky chav palace, but the guy clearly has style and good taste.

 

Especially compared to this:

 

His younger brother Phil and his wife Julie had golden gates entwined with the initials P and J, which were also included in the carpet design, at their £4million Versace-themed mansion in Crawshawbooth, Lancashire.

 

 

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Yeah, but getting back to the architecture...he's clearly a man with high aesthetic and ethical values wanting to build something as ecologically inspired and empathetic with the environment. Hats off to him, I reckon. Could have used his millions to build a ghastly chintzy tacky chav palace, but the guy clearly has style and good taste.

Not really, he currently lives in Beetham tower in Manchester, quite possibly one of the ugliest buildings built in modern times.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Beetham_Tower_Manchester_April_2006.jpg

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I've had a few drinks there, that overhang bit on the right is where the bar is and you can stand on it and look through the glass to the traffic nine stories beneath your feet.

 

Good place to have a bar then as the only way i would do that is if i was pissed.

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A good friend of mine lives in the Beetham tower on the 37th floor and the apartments are amazing. Entire walls of windows.

 

Aye it's class in there, was supposed to be hitting one of the clubs in Manchester after City away last year but instead we just stayed in his place with a few beers.

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I've had a few drinks there, that overhang bit on the right is where the bar is and you can stand on it and look through the glass to the traffic nine twenty three stories beneath your feet.

 

FYP.

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A good friend of mine lives in the Beetham tower on the 37th floor and the apartments are amazing. Entire walls of windows.

 

Aye it's class in there, was supposed to be hitting one of the clubs in Manchester after City away last year but instead we just stayed in his place with a few beers.

 

Bless him. As long as he's got a beer he's a happy manc. Haven't seen him for ages :(

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Yeah, but getting back to the architecture...he's clearly a man with high aesthetic and ethical values wanting to build something as ecologically inspired and empathetic with the environment. Hats off to him, I reckon. Could have used his millions to build a ghastly chintzy tacky chav palace, but the guy clearly has style and good taste.

have you seen the pic of the inside ? it IS a chitzy chav palace.

 

good on him for going with a design that has minimum effect on the view but the sunken stuff i'm not sure will work with the natural light this far north (in global terms that is)

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