Think Outside the Box: Dome Homes for Sale While dome homes may be odd-looking to some people, to a growing set of home buyers, they are now the only way to go. According to Dennis Johnson of Natural Space Domes in Minnesota, the housing crisis and recent devastating tornadoes have increased awareness and interest in building, or buying dome homes. “We’ve had domes go through hurricanes,” Johnson said. “The three domes by New Orleans, had no damage around them at all even though the trees were decimated. [A] fourth one had shingles torn off, but no structural damage to the dome.” Missouri’s Romain Morgan is a believer. Because dome homes are energy-efficient, easy to build and are able to better withstand hurricanes and tornadoes due to its round, aerodynamic shape, the dome home is becoming more popular — especially in areas that are prone to tornadoes and hurricanes. The geodesic dome was first made popular by inventor Buckminster Fuller who wanted to revolutionize housing in the 1940s. Interested in buying a dome home?
Geodesic Dome Home Build Your Own Multitouch Surface Computer Software So now we’ve completed the hardware section. The process of building a multi-touch computer is far from over, though, we need to get the software installed and configured so that we can actually use the thing. The central software that powered our rig is Touchlib , an open source library which takes the visual data received by the camera and parses it into touch events, which can be used by other programs to provide multi-touch control. But, there’s something else we had to take care of first. Fortunately, PC users are famously unconcerned with what things are “meant to” do, and enterprising multi-toucher Alex Popovich has written a driver that allows the PS3 eye to be used with a computer. 1. 2. 3. 4. Now we'd gotten our PS3Eye up and running. We had to replace certain Touchlib files with ones specifically designed to work well with the PS3 Eye. Now, at long last, we’ll get to see how our surface actually works. 1. 2. 3. Next Page: Conclusion and Bonus Gallery
10 Amazing Tree Houses: Plans, Pictures, Designs & Building Ideas 10 Amazing Tree Houses: Plans, Pictures, Designs, Ideas & Kits Article by Urbanist, filed under Houses & Residential in the Architecture category. As a young child (or perhaps even an adult) who hasn’t dreamed of living tree houses? Some structures are built on trees or hung from trees, but some unusual tree house building designs are even grown from trees or built right into a tree. Baumraum treehouses blends classic notions of a simple wood structure in a tree with modernist angles, clean lines and other design elements. The mobile, durable and somehow fanciful Free Spirit Spheres can be hung from anything from trees to buildings and rock faces. The 4Treehouse by Lukasz Kos floats like a “Japanese lantern on stilts” and is situated to accommodate four existing trees on the site. The TreeHouse Workshop is a Seattle-based company that takes the art of constructing tree houses extremely seriously. What if instead of building a tree house, you could grow it yourself?
Magical Dome House in Remote Thailand Constructed in Six Weeks for Just $8000! When most people imagine their dream home, they probably think of a large, sprawling vacation house that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. When Steve Areen thought about building his dream home, all he had to do was find $8,000 and a place to build. He did just that and, in a few weeks, he had a vacation home in the middle of Thailand that could make anyone drool. Steve was given a place on his friend Hajjar Gibran’s mango grove to build his home. With a Thai friend’s guidance, his son-in-law’s masonry skills and a lot of work, the team made progress quickly.
Geodesic Domes R. Buckminster Fuller spent much of the early 20th Century looking for ways to improve human shelter by: Applying modern technological know-how to shelter construction.Making shelter more comfortable and efficient.Making shelter more economically available to a greater number of people. After acquiring some experience in the building industry and discovering the traditional practices and perceptions which severely limit changes and improvements in construction practices, Fuller carefully examined, and improved, interior structure equipment, including the toilet (similar to the ones now used in airplanes), the shower (which cleans more efficiently using less water), and the bathroom as a whole. He studied structure shells, and devised a number of alternatives, each less expensive, lighter, and stronger than traditional wood, brick, and stone buildings. In 1944, the United States suffered a serious housing shortage. The Concepts Behind the Dome The Public's First View of the Domes R.
Domes from American Ingenuity - Home Lace & Tea Prefab Dome Shelters Pop Up Anywhere For Immediate Occupancy Intershelters were designed to provide a comfortable place to stay just about anywhere. They’ve been used in deserts, deep in the forest, and even on the side of glaciers, providing sleeping shelters, pop up first aid headquarters and observation centers in a flash. The durable pieces can be assembled and reassembled over and over, with a life expectancy of over 30 years. They’re tough enough to withstand hurricane-caliber winds, are fire resistant and will keep interiors dry and mildew-free. Made from prefab panels of high-tech aerospace composite material, the pieces are comfortable in hot desert climates or in sub-zero degree weather. When assembled in a group, the Intershelters create an adorable community of domed homes that can be connected to make larger layouts. Purchase Information Available on Page 3 for Intershelter Dome Products
Stock Plans PDF & DXF - Aidomes.com - Domes from American Ingenuity, Inc. All Stock, Modified or Custom Building Plans are 30% off American Ingenuity's plan pricing, if ordered prior to April 15, 2014. To view Plans Sale Pricing, click on Plans Discount. American Ingenuity's Building Plans are New & Improved. It is Ai's philosophy that each customer pay for only what they need. How can I view American Ingenuity’s stock floor plans? Print the PDF file for each Stock Floor Plan. Q: What is the standard foundation included with the stock plans? A: Concrete slab. Please scroll down this page to find the stock plans in PDF format. Ai can email you additional new stock plans, just call us at 321-639-8777 321-639-8777 , Monday thru Friday 9-5 eastern time. When you view the stock plans for each diameter dome (27', 30', 36', 40', 45' and 48'), you will soon realize that the square footage of each plan in each diameter dome varies. Some plans show the second floors maxed out meaning that only 30% of the first floor is left open with high vaulted ceiilings. 27' Domes 1.
Solardome is the UK's leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of Aluminium Geodesic Domes Archivio dei migliori documentari in streaming | Il Documento Lexa Dome Tiny Homes: 540 Sq Ft Dome Cabin Today I wanted to show you this round tiny cabin. It’s designed and built by a company called Lexa Dome Homes. They specialize in building wooden domes with arcing panels. These panels actually replace the conventional stick-built (framing) construction method. Photo Credit Lexa Dome Homes These wooden structures are unique because they’re able to get an inner ceiling height that’s not normal with geodesic shelters. This makes it possible to add 2nd and even 3rd floors to the design if you wanted. People are using Lexa Homes for garages, barns, homes, sheds, relief structures, kiosks, gazebos, park structures and more. Lexa Home Construction Another Small Round Cabin 540 square feet Tiny Lexa Home You can check out some interior photos of these round cabins here. For more information visit Lexa Homes directly here. What do you like best about round wooden structures and why?