Monday, 22. October 2007
Earthbag Building: The Honey HouseMore and more, people are looking to alternative construction systems to provide affordable, resource friendly efficient housing. Oddly enough, many of these alternative construction systems have been in historic use for hundreds to thousands of years – proven by the test of time throughout the world.
Thousands of other natural building techniques exist throughout the world. Natural materials such as stone, earth, straw and timber, along with modern adaptations inspired by traditional building techniques, are quickly gaining popularity as a solution for providing affordable, earth-friendly housing today.
All are different names for the same natural earth building technique that we simply call ... Earthbag Building by OK OK OK Productions.
The Honey House was their first earthbag building:
The Honey House is a 12-foot (interior) diameter corbelled earthbag dome built in 1996. The earthbag work was constructed in 19 days. The plastering was an ongoing summer project. Cost of all materials was about $1500 (US). Included in this price was professional backhoe service to dig the foundation, all reject soil delivered, bags, barbed wire, window and door forms, manufactured windows and custom-made door.
Eternal SunsetEternal Sunset endeavours to ensure you can enjoy the sunset live from any location, at any time. As the sunset moves westward, Eternal Sunset continuously tunes into different webcams, chasing the sunset around the globe. This service is currently provided through the use of 257 west-facing webcams across 51 countries.
Create Your Own Little PlanetsI always loved the so called polar panoramas that look like little planets. Here are some tutorial that explains how to take 360 degree panoramic photographs and turn them into little planets.
Create Your Own Little Planets with Dirk Paessler's tutorial.
Create Your Own Planets on Flickr.
Planet Shaped Amazing Circle - Tutorial by Frans.
And here are some very nice galleries:
Little Planet series by Seb Przd.
Pisco Bandito's Little Planets photoset.
Little Planets by PatsPiks.