22 Feb '16, 2pm

Bioclimatic dome home in Costa Rica built with Nader Khalili's earth bag technique

Bioclimatic dome home in Costa Rica built with Nader Khalili's earth bag technique

The house – comprised of five full domes and four half domes – was buried nearly 20 inches below ground level to further protect it from the elements. All of the earth removed to bury the house was used with a 5 percent stabilizing cement admix for the walls. Oriented towards the Pacific Ocean to take advantage of prevailing winds, the home has two bedrooms, a large living room, three bathrooms, a kitchen, service room, walk-in closet and pantry. There is a mezzanine over the kitchen and even a balcony.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/bioclimatic-dome-home-in-costa-rica-...

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