Monolithic Pods; Affordable Housing And New Architecture
December 26, 2002 7:39 PM   Subscribe

Hot Little Igloos And Tutti-Frutti Toadstools or Living In Your Own I-Pod: Affordable housing gets seriously cute and makes Hobbits or Bubble boys and girls of all of us. The floor plans are versatile and the rentals (from $68 to $110 a week) are enticing. The "idea that governed the whole planning of Dome Park Lane and really became our goal was to provide clean, secure and -- most importantly -- affordable housing for low-income individuals." Are monolithic domes too good to be true or too weird to catch on? I sincerely hope not. [Via Linkfilter].
posted by MiguelCardoso (11 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
If I ever build one of these babies, I'm putting a big nipple on my rooftop.
posted by ColdChef at 7:58 PM on December 26, 2002

Bucky would approve.

Hobbit wannabes should also check out Roger Dean's designs.
posted by homunculus at 8:24 PM on December 26, 2002

Oh, I'm am so in love with the Roger Dean stuff! It's like 60's drug posters meets implementation. It's kitsch, but cool. I want one.
posted by dejah420 at 8:28 PM on December 26, 2002

Looks good to me -- I'd buy one. Also, thanks for the linkfilter plug - I'm headed over there right now to see how it stacks up against MeFi.
posted by davidmsc at 10:07 PM on December 26, 2002

I was temporarily confused.

I thought you mean iPod
posted by cinderful at 12:06 AM on December 27, 2002

It was an awful pun on that, cinderful. iPod = a(n) (architectural) pod for me. As in peas in a pod. Ugh indeed. Can you tell I have a new imac or what? ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 12:09 AM on December 27, 2002

affordable housing is good in particular when it's cute as well.
posted by blink at 3:28 AM on December 27, 2002

Affordable, and disposable!
er, ecologically responsible, rather.
posted by pekar wood at 4:21 AM on December 27, 2002

peas in a pod?
posted by quonsar at 2:45 PM on December 27, 2002

Is it just me, or do more than a few of these dome people need to spend more time decorating? I found most of the pictures of the pictures of the rooms rather sparse.
posted by agregoli at 5:35 PM on December 27, 2002

Most people need to spend more time decorating whether they live in dome houses or the ordinary sort, agregoli. Most people don't even bother to paint over that flat ugly white.
posted by Mars Saxman at 7:39 PM on December 27, 2002

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