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.
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.
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.