Though it is no longer standing today, it opened the door to plastic based construction materials.
New technologies are discovered or created almost every single day. Some of them last – and some of them don’t. This house, made entirely out of plastic, was constructed in Leningrad in 1961.
Michael Reynolds, Garbage Warrior, builds Earthships
Michael J. Reynolds, architect of Earthships, spent 17 years battling with the state of New Mexico, partly due to the fact that these houses are “off the grid” (no utility bills). Ultimately, he designed this “tire house” for Dennis Weaver (actor in “Gunsmoke”). Earthships are now built all over the globe.
Eco houses are built from local earth-filled Superadobe coils (earth stabilized with cement or lime).
Another new technology is concrete fiber. Using this technology and a blower, you can build a structure in one day. Applications for use in many areas, not the least of which are relief efforts, are being explored. Check out this new technology here:
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