由AirCrete建造的DIY圆顶住宅是一个经济实惠且环保的选择

飞机dome home by Steve Areen
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First there wasfoamcrete,然后是纸混凝土and大体积混凝土现在我们有了AirCrete,一种由气泡和水泥混合而成的泡沫,制造成本低,防水,防火,而且对DIY友好。

曾有一度,我跌的穹顶building form, and as I had plans to someday build my own home on some vacant land, I spent quite a bit of time and energy exploring the idea. Geodesic domes sure did look cool, but dang, there are a lot of angles and joints on a geodesic dome house that would not only have to be cut and assembled, but that would also be a potential weak point for water leaks for the entire life of the home, and almost all of the materials would have to come from off-site, so that design was out for me.

寻找完美的穹顶

然而,夯土房屋可以用大部分的现场材料建造(再加上一船米制的劳动力),但这种技术最适合垂直而不是弯曲的墙壁。土坯砖可以在现场制作并建造成圆顶,在西南部舒适地生活是一个合适的选择,但我不相信土坯砖是形成圆顶屋顶的最佳材料选择,即使是抹灰和密封的。然后我真的爱上了纳德哈利利的烧制陶瓷房屋,这让我开始了解他SuperAdobecreations and then on to earthbag construction in general, which seemed the most accessible style of all. In the end, I ended up buying an old adobe home, so I never got any further into building a dome than doing the research, but I still keep my eye out for interesting and low-cost methods of DIY building, and I recently came across this new (to me) construction material that seems worthy of consideration.

AirCrete住宅

多梅盖亚's AirCrete homes, which are the brainchild of Hajjar Gibran (who happens to be the great-nephew of the poetKahlil Gibran),是由水泥和气泡的泡沫混合物制成的,这创造了一种轻质、低成本的建筑砌块,它防火、防水,并起到隔离建筑的作用。据创造者说,飞机offers a number of desirable attributes for use as a building material for single-storey residences, especially for the owner-builder, among them the ability to cut construction costs "by a factor of 10" when compared with conventional construction.

DomeGaia AirCrete之家

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它防水、防火、防虫。它提供良好的隔热和隔音效果。它不会腐烂、变形或腐蚀。与混凝土不同的是,混凝土坚硬、沉重、寒冷且难以使用,AirCrete很容易使用。它一夜干燥,可以用木工工具切割、雕刻、钻孔和成形。它接受钉子和螺丝钉,很容易修理。它有很好的抗压强度,可以做很好的地基、底层地板、积木、浇注墙、圆顶等等。它可以被塑造成任何形状

AirCrete的关键在于发泡剂,它的作用是在水泥混合物中悬浮微小的气泡,还有一小片设备,一个连续的泡沫发生器,它将发泡剂的混合物(可以像全天然的“高发泡”洗碗机一样简单)分散到水泥混合物中混合在一起。DomeGaia销售的是一款现成的泡沫发生器Little Dragon,并有计划和部分建立自己的,以及销售泡沫注射AirCrete搅拌机。

DomeGaia也有AirCrete domes的建筑销售计划,并在田纳西州和智利提供为期10天的建筑研讨会,以及常见问题的信息和解答,on its website. 我遇到了其他一些视频关于用aircrete建造,然后找到了一个叫做Aircrete Products Association,但它似乎指的是另一种材料(蒸压加气混凝土)比多梅盖亚version.