Gallery: Colorful Binishell Dome Homes Made from Inflatable Concrete Co...

 
Architect Nicoló Bini uses a technique similar to covering a balloon with papier-mâché to build his concrete Binishell domed homes. He starts with a two-dimensional shape on the ground, adds wooden form around an air bladder and reinforcing steel rebar, and then places a load of concrete that sets and slowly rises from the ground. Hit the jump to learn more about these unusual structures.

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  1. John Davies June 14, 2015 at 5:22 am
  2. James Bartik June 14, 2015 at 3:08 am

    An internet search will show you where to buy this. Just contact them if you’re interested. http://www.binishells.com/contact.html

  3. Robert Hopkins May 29, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I am confused to how you advertise this at $3,500 to build, but don’t seem to list any information an how to purchase or where to purchase. How about different sizes and layouts? Maybe this is why they didn’t take off the first time, is because you talk and show the idea, but nothing else. So, since you have advertised this for the above price, please share with everyone how to contact suppliers and builders to place them. Thank you.

  4. Rosemary Arnold April 5, 2015 at 3:26 am

    Are there any in Canada? Where can a person get further info – different designs / business opportunities / labor involved / what would a completed project cost – provided we supplied the land of course

  5. disnetekke January 18, 2015 at 3:59 am

    A wonderful concept. Will you be able to deliver to South Africa?

    I am about to start the pension years and this is something I would be able to afford.

    Kind regards

    Ester Sasser

  6. Peter Lang December 7, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    a great power source for these binishells would be hydrogen from water
    you can use photonics and sonocatalysis to do this: http://alternativeenergy777.blogspot.com

  7. prince12345 September 8, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Please send me contact details.

  8. Pamela August 21, 2014 at 3:55 am

    Where is the toilet and bathroom and why is there a kitchen sink outside?

  9. gaetanomarano August 3, 2014 at 11:52 am

    smart idea

  10. Siv Söderlund July 29, 2014 at 6:16 am

    absolutly wonderful…where can i buy this?

  11. cristobal.aramayo July 28, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    I would like to have more information about it. work in a company contruccion

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