Roger Dean is an artist
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
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.