Dome House

August 13, 2008


Dubbed the “habitat for the 21st century,” the Dome House is an igloo-shaped structure built from snap-together wall sections made of 100% expanded polystyrene foam (styrofoam).  Styrofoam has advantages over traditional materials. Unlike wood and metal structures the styrofoam Dome House does not rust, rot or attract termites. It is also highly resistant to earthquakes and typhoons. In addition, the walls are treated with a flame retardant and emit no toxic fumes in a fire.

The styrofoam used in the Dome House’s 175-millimeter (7 in) thick walls is significantly denser and stronger than ordinary packing foam. The material has excellent thermal insulation properties, resulting in higher energy efficiency and lower heating and cooling costs.|
According to the manufacturer, the versatile structures are suitable for use as hotel rooms, restaurants, freezer rooms, or even as hog farms.

Dome House kits start at around 3 million yen (SGD38,513), which does not include the cost of transport, assembly, interior construction, etc.

Extract from International Dome House

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