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The box came along as the architectural standard because many building materials, such as lumber, are straight and flat. Straight vertical columns su...
To build a termite nest city, you will need a lot of sand and cement. Iron rebar is used to define the basic forms. Chicken wire, or nylon fishnet ...
I used to build with unpainted rebar. Iron rusts, though, and can expand and break cement. For any major cement construction now I paint the cement ...
I used to think of soap suds as a model for this kind of architecture, but soap suds are like a closed-cell foam and they maintain their shape because...
Like a true termite nest, a termite nest city might be built with nothing but free-form rooms and tunnels that all support each other. I have no idea...
I dug a 30 foot deep cave-like vertical shaft in my living room and 150 feet of horizontal tunnels with a doorway in the hillside. I suppose an ant n...
Water doesn't harm cement, so cement can be used in making fishponds, water tanks, washing machines and toilets, among other things. A friend years ...
A rebar trellis is basically the same thing as the rebar that defines the form of a cement structure before plastering it. Here in the tropics, vine...
Doors can also be made out of cement. They are about as strong as the walls. My doors weigh around 600 pounds and are built in place.
Curves are a lot more fun to live around than straight lines are. When you have seen one box, you have pretty much seen them all. This flexible arch...
In boxy architecture, you have sharp corners to deal with. Normally, one has to slow down some to get around them. With nothing but curves, traffic ...
These are just some random shots. "Ginger", my snake started out as a little retaining wall alongside the walkway to the front door. Retaining wall...
We have not done a great job as custodians of nature on this planet. Our attitude has been more exploitative than cooperative and symbiotic. We enca...
These are links to some of my other instructables. They all have potential uses in a Termite Nest City. http://www.instructables.com/id/A-HANGING...
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Posted:Jun 23, 2010
Put a Rounded Roof on a Square House
A REBAR TRELLIS - for Home and Garden
Silicone Architectural Models
ZIPPER STAIRS - a new type of stairway using Nylon-Cement
Expressing Architectural Qualities of a Photo by using tools in Photoshop
Painting with Colored Cement
A GEODESIC SPHERE MODEL
Trellis Arch Tunnel
Simple Bamboo Lamp Shades (wall & hang)
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