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Gunnite Home

Roger Dean is an artist well-known for designing album covers, but he has branched out into architecture for living. He has designed a house that is cosy, environmenatlly friendly, and friendly to those living in it. It is decidedly not a "machine for living". The key to the production of these houses is the use of gunnite, or sprayed concrete. A 1cm layer of plaster and hessian is laid over a reusable fibreglass mould of the interior of the room, which can be constructed from three or four of these moulds. Steel rods and gunnite are added, with pummice beads for insulation.

A team of three to four people could build a home in a day using this method and these materials. The structure, however, takes some three to four weeks to cure.


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