These Inflatable Disaster Relief Domes Are Blown From Concrete Balloons | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

Long before the Chinese worked out how to 3-D print concrete houses, there was theBinishell. Developed in the ’60s by architect Dante Bini, the Binishell was, and is, a way of building by inflating balloons. Essentially, you put a big flaccid “pneumoform” on the ground, pour in concrete, place rebar on top, then pump. Soon you have a strong domed structure that’s the basis for all kinds of buildings. The Binishell method has been used for everything from museums to sports centers

These Inflatable Disaster Relief Domes Are Blown From Concrete Balloons | Co.Exist | ideas + impact

 

These Inflatable Disaster Relief Domes Are Blown From Concrete Balloons | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.

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