family structure w/protected barn
dome dwelling w/sunroom, exercise pool and barn
9,000 sq foot
floor space - can
sleep 25 short-term
Light Souce and Top Water
2 X-Ray Views of 6
intersecting Dome Living Quarters
Interior View -
6-Intersecting dome model
Ex-ray view - Planned Community Project
Single Family Unit with barn, garage, reflecting area
for Bell power generating greenhouse
dome dwelling w/exercise pool, garage and barns
ramped Entrance way/Day room
L. R. / Pool
Detail - Emergency Entrance/Exit, Observation deck
Earth formed Exercise Pool Pod
The PAHS Concept of John Hait
broadest picture of this concept is of an entire new school of architecture and
its construction: designing and
carving out forms in the earth itself for use in casting structures,
both large and small, including do-it-yourself projects for very safe
and comfortable homes, as well as for planned, village-sized projects
and commercial ventures.
The method lends itself to single-family units, not just as temporary emergency
shelter, but immediate protection over the long-term, day and night. The
danger and panic of finding and moving to temporary shelter is
eliminated, with all survival needs close at hand.
Also, a large variety of multi-use structures
.... work places, commercial stores, barns,
storage buildings, even entire planned communities can be so designed
and quickly built in unlimited plastic shapes using a minimal amount of processed materials.
And in the least amount of time, and at lowest cost to the builder and
And also at
lowest cost to the environment and the delicate ecosystems of the planet itself.
No longer need mankind be the only species upsetting the earth's intricate
balances in its creation of habitats. Wide use of this concept can
dramatically lessen the amount of carbon emitted in comparison to
today's state-of-the art exposed structures. The current
practice of replacing buildings being destroyed with the same vulnerability
will soon be recognized as futile. Once modeled, the many advantages
will sell the concept itself, whether or not conditions continue to
deteriorate. Even In the best of conditions this method has numerous benefits
to offer over standard practices.
In one-fell-swoop, the earth-forming
method, provides the form for foundations, all finished
interior and exterior surfaces, and many desired accessories as well ...
without the high cost of materials and labor of present state-of-the-art
Now, only the
'well-off', or ' well-placed' ever expect to build or obtain homes adequate for protection from what
is already occurring, let alone predicted to occur. These easily taught methods can easily be
documented and distributed for use by large numbers of persons
independently or with community support and planning.
Even what is standard housing is still only a dream for many.
With some social planning, otherwise homeless and/or displaced victims of circumstance and their
families can find meaningful activity, and create means to survive the days ahead.
feel free to comment or ask any questions that comes to mind. Sketchup
3-D walk-through models are available upon request.
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