ZZ Consulting. Auroville Earth Institute. Xypex - Concrete Waterproofing, Repairs, Protection & Durability Enhancement. Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth - Xypex Admixture specified for environmentally sustainable earth-sheltered home. Villa Ronde. April 6th, 2011 | Published in Architecture | 2 Comments | by Daffny By the japanese coast, this building includes a private museum, a guest house and a resort.
It is thought as a wide free organic space in which rooms can be closed or in continuity to each other around a patio. The round shape is the best to cover the beautifull view around as well as to resist and glide in the strongs thyphons winds. The building itself seems to grow from an hill in which air system circulate to ventilate permanently the house. Everything is thought for the best thermic natural ratio with a double facade for protecting from winds and sun, as well as the roof is covered by 30cm of earth ncluding a watering system. The building takes the same color from the rocks as it was emerging in the green.
Windows looks like holes used to focus the importants points of the landscape and to keep the space privacy. Tree Houses, Wooden Play Structures, Hobbit Holes - High Life Tree Houses. Hobbit Houses: 15 Grassy Hill-Shaped Dwellings. “In a hole in a ground lived a hobbit.
Not a nasty, dirty, wet hole, filled with the ends of worms and an oozy smell, nor yet a dry, bare, sandy hole with nothing to sit on or eat: It was a hobbit hole and that means comfort.” This line by J.R.R. Tolkien, author of the beloved The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings fantasy novels, has inspired hundreds of copycat underground hobbit homes around the world – and is itself inspired by ancient Viking hill houses. These 15 green-roofed dwellings that take a page right out of Tolkien’s books come in all sizes for all kinds of functions, from hotels in New Zealand to backyard playhouses and vintage underground hill-dug duplexes. The World’s First Hobbit Motel (images via: wayfaring.info) For tourists the world over, New Zealand will forever be associated with The Lord of the Rings, since it served as the filming and production location for the film version of the saga.
Modern Hobbit Home in Switzerland (images via: toxel) (images via: webecoist) Innovative building system -arches,vaults, and domes. Antoni gaudi buildings. How would you like to get free heating for your home? - sunwalking's posterous. Biogas Plants. Biogas is a clean and efficient fuel.
It is a mixture of methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), hydrogen (H2) and hydrogen sulphide (H2S). The chief constituent of biogas is methane (65%). There are two types of biogas plants in usage for the production of biogas. These are: The fixed- dome type of biogas plantThe floating gas holder type of biogas plant Forms of biomass listed below may be used along with water. Animal dungPoultry wastesPlant wastes ( Husk, grass, weeds etc.)Human excretaIndustrial wastes(Saw dust, wastes from food processing industries)Domestic wastes (Vegetable peels, waste food materials) Biogas is produced as a result of anaerobic fermentation of biomass in the presence of water.
The biogas plant is a brick and cement structure having the following five sections: Fixed Dome type Biogas Plant The various forms of biomass are mixed with an equal quantity of water in the mixing tank. Al Fin. When ancient people wanted to be safe from zombies, wild animals, and other enemies, they would locate their homes in difficult to access places.
In cliffs, caves, or underground, in natural or man-made havens, finding safety for themselves and their tribe in the shelter of solid rock. Modern people also dig deeply through solid rock, to seek safety from more modern weapons and enemies. But zombies would find it difficult to penetrate the defenses of Cheyenne Mountain, as would fire, flood, tornado, and most nuclear weapons short of a direct megaton scale hit. Some tribes sought safety in the far north, and learned to survive where other tribes -- including zombies -- could not. Although their modern descendants are forgetting the ways of extreme arctic survival, they may soon be forced to re-learn those skills -- if they can.
The House. This site is the ongoing story of our house design and construction project.
(New updates are posted to the bottom of The Plan page, for those of you following updates and changes. A link for the scale model (new) and a link for the brow design (new) have been added to the menu.) As our building process advances, it will be a documentary on our progress. For now, it's just information on how we came to make the decisions and choices we did. Tapered Hexagon Building Block - Patent application - and a method for building spherical and hemispherical structures from the building block disclosed.
Abstract: A tapered hexagon building block and a method for building spherical and hemispherical structures from the building block disclosed.
The building block can have both a male and a female element for use as an interlocking mechanism for added strength and fitting guidance during construction. The block can be sized for use both as a toy and for use in building temporary or permanent spherical and hemispherical structures. The blocks can be composed of any suitable building material such as the group composed of glass, wood, metal, plastic, quartz, sand, ceramic, clay, brick, concrete, carbon, compressed soot, or any other such building material suitable for the use of the specific structure. Trinity Dome Construction Log. Peter's Concrete Block Dome. Peter Roberts has been building a unique dome structure in the woods and is sharing it with us.
I discovered Peter when he posted a picture on the Tiny House Blog’s Facebook page. Peter’s inspiration came from throwing giant pots. Prefab dome home. Recently I've become fascinated with houses.
In fact, I've started to get the urge to build my own. But I don't want to build a boring old house; I want to build something solid and beautiful. And I've figured a dome is the ideal shape for a prefab, DIY job. A dome is a great shape because it is strong, it uses the same materials for the walls and roof, and doesn't require a frame. There are currently three ways of building a dome shaped home: geodesic domes, spraycrete domes and brick domes.
Dome-shaped structure - Patent 7458186. This invention relates to dome-shaped structures, and more particularly to domed-shaped structure suitable for use as toy igloos, or beach or camping shelters.
Various domed-shaped structures have been proposed for use as toy igloos, as well as for other uses including beach shelters to protect from sun and sand, or as a camping shelter in lieu of a tent. For example, U.S. Magic Igloo Maker. William Lishman Underground Achitecture. Bill Lishman's unique underground house was the culmination of years of research and countless hours of design. Why build underground?
There are many advantages to earth integrated architecture. With the earth as insulation, heating and cooling energy requirements are significantly reduced, especially in windy areas. Underground homes offer protection from storms, never have to painted, shingled or have the eaves troughs cleaned out! Underground architecture is unobtrusive, leaving clear views, and can be covered with gardens and lawns. Hydraform Asia - Hydraform Group - Hydraform India. About us Hydraform group was established in South Africa in 1988.
It has its head quarter in Johannesburg, South Africa. Hydraform range of products is marketed in over 50 countries and has a network of distributors / offices and representations in Africa and Asia. Compressed Earth Block Machines Compressed Earth Block Products Compressed Earth Block Machines. Adobe International Inc., Adobe Construction, Abobe Bricks.
A True Sustainable Solution! Apparatus for the construction of a domed structure such as an igloo - Patent 4154423. The invention has to do with the construction of hollow domed structures, such as the igloo, which are used for human habitation and storage in areas abounding in ice and snow but which are sparsely provided with construction materials such as wood. Such structures have heretofore been made by sculpting snow or by making blocks of snow or ice and fitting them together in a cut-and-try process. Both methods are generally unsatisfactory and time consuming, and it has been the object of this invention to provide simple apparatus which may be easily carried and stored in a small space and which, without other apparatus or tools, may be used to build a complete domed structure.
An additional object of the invention is to provide means to educate young adults in the construction of structures used for habitation from material supplied by nature. FIG. 1 is a top plan view of the mold used to form blocks which comprise the lower wall of the domed structure; BagEnd2 : BagEnd2. Bag End - Hobbit Houses. By now, all of you have seen, or heard of "Lord of the Rings". One of the most fascinating aspects of this story for me are the underground (earth bermed) homes of the Hobbits. As an energy efficient home, underground homes excel, as the ground temperature varies little, so little heating or cooling is necessary, and the home can be impervious to outdoor environment. Earth formed. Earth sheltered. Structure. Then the shelter and surrounding earth bank is covered with an umbrella comprised of several alternating layers of insulation and polyethylene sheeting, extending beyond the perimeter of the structure 20'.
The insulating, water-shedding, 'umbrella' itself is then covered with more earth sufficient to adequately support growth of vegetation for ground-cover. PBS Performance Building Systems-earth sheltered-solar energy-underground homes-energy efficient-Earth Systems. Styrofoam dome homes. Styrofoam dome houses at Aso Farm Land (Photo by: Erika Snyder) While styrofoam may be most commonly associated with disposable coffee cups, meat trays and packaging, prefab home manufacturer Japan Dome House Co., Ltd. uses it to construct easy-to-assemble modular kit homes.
Dubbed the "habitat for the 21st century," the Dome House is an igloo-shaped structure built from snap-together wall sections made of 100% expanded polystyrene foam (styrofoam). It might seem like an odd choice of material for a house, but the company lists a number of advantages that styrofoam has over traditional materials. Unlike wood and metal structures, for example, the styrofoam Dome House does not rust, rot or attract termites.
It is also highly resistant to earthquakes and typhoons. 403 Forbidden. Hawaiian Dome Home. Earthbag Building Articles. Culvert House. Resources for Earthbag Building. Underground Homes - Earth Sheltered and Bermed Houses. Underground Housing.com - Cut Heating Costs 80% - Eliminate Air-Conditioning Costs - Shelter Your Family From The Apocalypse. Underground Building Links. American Shelter Technology's Wonder Building features steel arch construction that can be earth covered for protection and energy conservation. BioHome: See construction guidelines for environmentally friendly underground dome homes. Davis Caves Construction: This company has been building earth-sheltered homes since 1977. Chaîne de naturalhouses.