This strange building technique combines an ancient building material with a modern-day aesthetic. It was pioneered by Nicoló’s father Dante, who built the first Binishell in 1964 (which is still standing today.) As the concrete sets around the form and structural support, an air pump is used to fill the bladder beneath. The concrete rises to reach its final shape, after which the bladder is deflated and removed for reuse. The tinybubble-shaped structures are meant to be permanent homes and, according to Nicoló, have survived extreme conditions such as lava, ash and earthquakes on Mount Etna for 50 years.
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There are over 1,600 Binishells built across the globe, ranging from those 120 feet in diameter to tiny bungalows built in developing countries. Nicoló believes the structures can be implemented to different typologies-schools, military bases and stadiums. The construction costs for Binishells start at $3,500 and concrete mixes and rebar can be locally sourced or bought almost anywhere.
These are similar to but inferior to Monolithic's Ecoshell's that they build in the 3rd world for fast, cheap shelter. You'd never build one in a 1st world country for ANYWHERE close to $3,500 and they wouldn't do for a home in one of those countries.
I smell yet another "dome" house scam. The address for the business comes out to a residence, no real product to show (only computer renderings), the most recent press releases are two years old, no real purchase data on their website - you have to contact them directly. All the hallmarks of a scam or at the very least a totally defunct business venture.
None of these are even real. Just digital paintings and they are "houses" with no plumbing!. Try www.monolithic.com for real domes big and small worldwide. Super helpful folks.
Same as Rosemary; Where can a person get further info – different designs / business opportunities / labor involved / what would a completed project cost –I am in the Philippines
An internet search will show you where to buy this. Just contact them if you're interested. http://www.binishells.com/contact.html
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.
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
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
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
Please send me contact details.
Where is the toilet and bathroom and why is there a kitchen sink outside?
absolutly wonderful...where can i buy this?
I would like to have more information about it. work in a company contruccion