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Glass Dome is an off-grid modular housing aiming to use easy-to-get and recycled material for construction, and retains a spacious aesthetic for simple and efficient living.

Americans throw away over 11 million tons of glass bottles and jars each year. The glass dome is inspired by ancient Rome using Amphora with concrete for construction, it is using recycled glass bottles as masonry units and binds them using adobe and clay. As an expansion of the traditional building technique, each glass jar contains norbornadiene, this liquid sunshine can capture up to 30 percent of raw solar more than the traditional solar panels which can only harness 21 percent. The bottles can also be filled with dark liquid and then serve as a thermal mass for colder climates, absorbing solar radiation during the day and radiating it back into space at night as another layer of passive strategy. The skin of the glass dome has thus been transferred into a power generator and supports the off-grid modular house. During daytime, the glass jars can bring in diffused daylight into the room, and at night with small LED apertures on timers integrated in the glass jars to light up the interior space.

The living space is fully functional, the compact bathroom is in the center with a living and kitchen area on each side. The living area has a collapsible table which also doubles as a great place to study or read other than entertainment. Large panels of plywood give the interior walls a warm and organic appeal, whereas bright cabinetry/walls lend an atmosphere of clarity and openness. Rainwater is collected at the skylight trench and piping down and stored in the water tank for domestic use as well for heating and cooling above the bathroom soffit. Going up to the resting and sleeping area on the mezzanine, light pours down from the operable skylight and offers a great place to rest, meditation, enjoy the peacefulness and the nebula scenery.

2022

Glass Dome

Honorable Mention, Micro Home International Competition

玻璃屋

Glass Dome

玻璃屋

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