Japan’s Styrofoam Dome Homes. You too can live like a Smurf 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.
(Pics and video) The Aso Farm Land resort village in Kyushu uses about 480 styrofoam domes as lodging, recreational facilities and retail shops. 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. Japan Dome House is a company that builds environmentally friendly and energy efficient houses from dense polystyrene. The styrofoam used in the Dome House’s 175-millimeter (7 in) thick walls is significantly denser and stronger than ordinary packing foam.
Second look at Japan Dome House. Architecture. How to build a Hobbit house We’ve seen a lot of people building their own houses made from all sorts of stuff and it’s never boring seeing how creative people can be.
This time we’ll take a look at Simon Dale’s hobbit house. Using only natural materials Simon built this house with his father-in-law and the help of random people who wanted to give a hand. It took 1000-1500 man hours and $5,000 from start to finish. Continue reading → The Wall If all goes according to plan the first open air, underground football stadium will be built in Doha, Qatar’s capital in 2010.
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Architecture. 15 Unusual and Creative Bus Stops. Creative and unusual bus stop designs that make the time you spend waiting for the bus a bit more bearable.
Curitiba Bus Stop Futuristic public transport bus stop in Curitiba, Brazil. [link] Guarana Antarctica Bus Stop Football goal posts were placed in bus shelters around Sao Paulo, Brazil to promote the World Cup. Strawberry Bus Stop Yummy strawberry bus stop from Japan. Yosemite Falls Bus Stop Beautiful Yosemite Falls trail bus stop is perfectly suited for the setting. Hammock Bus Stop Relax while you wait for the bus to arrive. Air Conditioned Bus Stop Fully enclosed bus stop with air conditioning in Dubai. Casar de Caceres Bus Stop This minimalist structure that looks like a single sheet of white concrete was designed by architect Justo García Rubío and located in Casar de Caceres, Spain.
Moroccan Style Bus Stop No ordinary bus stop decorated by Iris Hynd in Cornwall, England.