28 Jul '14, 3pm

you can get a colorful dome home for roughly $3,500?

you can get a colorful dome home for roughly $3,500?

This strange building technique combines an ancient building material with a modern-day aesthetic. It was pioneered by Nicoló’s father Dante, who built the first Binishell in 1964 (which is still standing today.) As the concrete sets around the form and structural support, an air pump is used to fill the bladder beneath. The concrete rises to reach its final shape, after which the bladder is deflated and removed for reuse. The tiny bubble-shaped structures are meant to be permanent homes and, according to Nicoló, have survived extreme conditions such as lava, ash and earthquakes on Mount Etna for 50 years.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/nicolo-binis-domed-binishells-homes-...

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