Inhabitable Grain Bins Have Their Advantages

Promised applications range from homes to guest retreats to refugee shelters.
August 17, 2005, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"For some designers, grain-bin conversion may be the next wave in adaptive architecture, with promised applications ranging from homes to guest retreats to refugee shelters.

While the idea isn't all that new, a handful of proponents are pitching the structures as low-maintenance, easy-to-build, recyclable dwellings that can stand up to Mother Nature."

"...A crew could assemble a new bin in a day or two, he says. Completing the entire dwelling, however, could take up to several months, depending on weather and the complications of finishing curved surfaces."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 in The Christian Science Monitor
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