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peterm



Joined: 13 Mar 2008
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Location: Chicago, Il.---Oskaloosa, Ia.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:42 pm    Post subject: Fiberthin Airhouses Reply with quote

https://franklloydwright.org/frank-lloyd-wrights-inflatable-architecture-experiment/

I just stumbled upon this. Has this already been discussed here?
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SDR



Joined: 17 Jun 2006
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Location: San Francisco

PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not very Wrightian---but then, Mr Wright took credit only for their arrangement on the ground, apparently:

"I believe their idea – though still in experimental stage – still good and a great advantage where camping out can be put on better terms. We will see. All I did for them was to make a tidy little village for exhibition out of their transient balloon shelters.”

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Reidy



Joined: 07 Jan 2005
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Location: Fremont CA

PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wallace Neff did something similar - concrete sprayed over a balloon - and actually built one.

Does anyone know what Battelle meant by Wright putting houses in caves?
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Roderick Grant



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Domes are hard to design. Neff's effort looks like a blister on the Earth; FLW's not much better.
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DRN



Joined: 10 Jul 2006
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shotcrete applied over inflated domes have been used for small "earthy" houses as well a larger industrial or institutional structures:

https://www.dometechnology.com/projects/

https://www.monolithic.org/domes

https://www.monolithic.org/featured

They apparently are very storm (tornado) resistant too.
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SDR



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well...there's no rule of nature that says that the most efficient construction will also be the most comfortable, that the least extravagant use of material will also be the one most appealing to the senses...

...unfortunately.

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Jeff Myers



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beats my dome designs. I scrapped them for a better alternative. Let’s just say rage design was NSFW and it was a total accident.
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