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#1 Moontanman

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 01:20 PM

The UFO-like Domespace rotating wooden house


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Taking up a large section of the Eco Habitat zone at the recent Viv'expo exhibition in Bordeaux was a walk-in cutaway model of a rotating wooden house known as Domespace. Built on a central concrete pedestal, the Domespace home benefits from little or no damp penetration, and its aerodynamic shape has been found to be resistant to cyclonic winds of up to 174mph (280kph). It also makes the most of passive solar energy, has a central chimney with a designer open fire and is surprisingly spacious.

Approaching a Domespace home from a distance, you might be forgiven for thinking that you've wandered onto the set of a 1950s B-movie about aliens invading the earth. However, this particular saucer doesn't fly, even in high winds. In tests, the curved structure has been found to stand firm in winds of up to 149 mph (240kph), although one home in Taiwan managed to survive Cyclone Tim's winds of around 174mph in 1994.


http://www.gizmag.co...een-show/16663/

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Posted 19 October 2010 - 02:18 PM

I want one of those!

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:33 AM

Nice as this is! I wonder if the upper-level rooms are so spacious and log burner in wooden home, is the stuff my nightmares are made of!