Dome House, the house of the future

By Dra. Graciela Salas

By using special expanded polystyrene materials with excellent heat insulating properties as residential building materials, increase cooling and heating efficiency and reduce energy consumption. Reducing the generation of CO2 which is a global warming gas. It is a building which can be contributed to the global environment.

The quality of the special expanded polystyrene material prevents deforestation by using it as an alternative to wood material. And it doesn’t produce waste material. It can be contributed to environmental treatment.

Also, the main component of special foamed polystyrene does not contain substances that are particularly harmful only with carbon and hydrogen.

If it burns happen, it will be changed to "carbon dioxide (CO 2)" and "water (H 2 0)". It won’t be occurred no harmful gas as Dioxin.

The building material for the Dome House is expanded polystyrene, "the fourth-generation building material" after wood, iron, and concrete.

Having cleared the world's strictest building codes in Japan, the Dome House is approved by the Japanese Ministry of Land and Transport.

Ultra-thermal insulating properties that enable energy savings. The Dome House uses expanded polystyrene as the building material, excellent thermal insulation can be obtained. Also, owing to its dome-shape, the Dome House allows the air to circulate by convection without being accumulated at the corners. For these reasons, air conditioning costs can be reduced substantially. The Dome House is an incredible ultra-energy-saving building.

Not only is the Dome House structurally the most stable in shape, but also, unlike iron, it does not get rusted, nor, unlike wood, does not get rotten or eaten by termites. The Dome House offers a comfortable living space semi-permanently. The streamline curvature of a dome helps to dissipate wind energy.

The Dome House is not only stable in structure but also extremely light in weight. It is because of this lightweight that the Dome House can withstand earthquakes.

It can be built by assembling Dome Pieces. Each Dome Piece weighs only 80kg. Since assembly is quite simple, if performed by 3 or 4 people, it takes approximately 7 days to complete a Dome House.

The Dome House is simple, since it is a prefabricated building with a small number of parts. Each Dome Piece is light and easy to carry, making the assembly quite easy. Because the construction of the Dome House requires only minimal manpower and a very short period of time, it is possible to reduce the substantial amount of labor costs.

Since expanded polystyrene is made only from carbon and hydrogen, casting of expanded polystyrene is extremely clean. Construction of the Dome House does not produce any waste, nor does it involve any deforestation.