[LINK] Bouncing Castle for adults?

stephen at melbpc.org.au stephen at melbpc.org.au
Sun Nov 18 19:32:17 AEDT 2012

Kim forwards,

> http://www.designboom.com/art/tomas-saraceno-on-space-time-foam-a
> billowing-aerial-landscape/    Kim Holburn

Reminds one of this new dome-house-construction initiative ..

1 Lay a simple circular 7 to 40 metre diameter concrete slab
2 Inflate a re-usable nylon dome balloon on your slab floor
3 Lay rebar reinforcement all over your dome-shaped balloon
4 Flick 2-3cm wet cement over the balloon and reinforcement
5 When cement is dry, deflate and remove your dome balloon
6 Flick another 2-3cm layer of cement inside the dome home
7 Install whatever inside-non-load-bearing walls you want
8 Move into your super-strong dome house

See: http://www.dftw.org/stories/ecoshell-construction

These dome houses can be any size up to about 40 metre diameter or so.

They take a few days and up to a week to build, and are hurricane and
earthquake, tsunami and white-ant proof, cozy, low cost and permanent.

These nylon-dome-balloons cost around $2-3 thousand each and each one
re-used over and over will build a hundred or so new dome homes. They
are very low-cost, warm, clean, dry, most comfortable to live in, and
with very little to zero maintenance they will last for centuries. We
hope to build numbers of them in the Philippines within a year or two.


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