Futuristic Japanese Dome Houses Are Revolutionizing The Way Homes Are Built

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Futuristic Japanese Dome Houses Are Revolutionizing The Way Homes Are Built

Japan is a land where there are several natural disasters. It is therefore no surprise that Japan is one of the leading inventors when it comes to disaster resistant architecture and design. Whether its earthquakes, floods or tsunamis, there are many inventions from Japan that have made their way to other disaster prone countries in the world.

One of the recent architectural breakthroughs in recent years is the Dome House. Dome houses are special in that they employ a whole new building material, which is expanded Styrofoam or Polystyrene. We usually know this material as being used to make food packs and party cups. However, several companies in Japan have pioneered the usage of this material to build homes.

The foam is covered with a layer of fire retardant and weather resistant material, like plaster after being assembled piece by piece:

These dome houses seem to have many benefits, including being relatively cheaper to make, and keeping warmer during cold months. These homes are also very resistant to earthquake and strong winds, in addition to being easy and fast to construct. 

You can learn more about the unique properties of Expanded Polystyrene here, and see how it differs from the material used to make disposable plates and cups:

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