Thailand Dome Home

Kinda neat, built similar to an Igloo. No rules, cheap prices, just do it.
http://www.steveareen.com/domehomecreation/index.html
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On Monday, May 13, 2013 1:18:28 PM UTC-7, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:

I like it!
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Ron

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On Thursday, May 30, 2013 2:19:11 AM UTC-3, Ron Peterson wrote:

While there seems to be the intent to create copies of the structure in ano ther entirely different locale, using, as his site describes, 'compressed e arth blocks', for now; Concrete has high embodied energy, so it's not as ef fective, environmentally; concrete also seems less appropriate in the tropi cs, due to concerns such as heat buildup, ventilation and moisture; the thi ng looks like a decontextualized hamster-tunnel module and out-of-place wit h the environment/doesn't blend in very well.
While this may be a little extravagant (although, given its use/context, pe rhaps not), it nevertheless seems to better reflect what may generally be m ore appropriate: http://www.designboom.com/architecture/24h-architecture-childrens-activity- and-learning-center-thailand/
As fossil-fuel-based global civilization continues its relentless decline t hat has likely already begun, the ways-of-life especially dependent on it a nd on 'empire', and therefore especially vulnerable, like certain areas of architecture, may especially succumb. That said, perhaps it is unsurprising that, in 2008, many participants on this newsgroup dropped off like flies. RIP.
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wrote:

Bamboo is fascinating stuff. I appreciate it more even just growing my comparatively-small backyard "clumpers". If the ends are sealed, the thicker culms last a surprisingly long time.
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