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Weird small home in Berkeley


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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

would love to "see inside", tour it..

think this may be it?

http://www.tdrinc.com/tsuihs.html

http://www.weirdca.com/location.php?location=213
The Berkeley Fish House was based upon the world's most indestructible living creature, the Tardigrade. A Tardigrade is a small, water dwelling animal with a segmented body and eight legs. They typically range from 0.012 to 0.02 inches in length and are able to survive in some of the most hostile of environments such as -459 degrees Fahrenheit and 304 degrees Fahrenheit. They also can survive 1000 times more radiation than other animals, a decade without water, as well as several days in low earth orbit exposed to the vacuum of outer space.

Anonymous said...

more views. scroll down to get a top view. Have to say, from looking at the topview..
well, I have always been somewhat against folks who take an established neighbourhood/old established neighbourhood, and build something "unique" (so to speak).

it doesn't seem to me "very neighbourly"...

http://www.house-crazy.com/ojo-del-sol-the-fish-house/

http://www.house-crazy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/The-fish-house7.jpg

Anonymous said...

a news article

http://www.sfgate.com/green/article/Eugene-Tsui-Eco-conscious-and-outrageous-2503860.php#photo-2674741

Eugene Tsui: Eco-conscious and outrageous

In an era where green building is ascendant, Emeryville architect Eugene Tsui still faces hostile design review boards

AND
one more person who thinks city building permits are for others

Neighbors vehemently opposed the 2,100-square-foot structure. Even a dozen years after its completion, Tsui still expresses surprise when recounting the screaming that marked the public hearings.

Tsui, 52, has run into similar hurdles across the bay. His portfolio includes two San Francisco projects - neither of which was approved

Peter Robinson said...

Weird! A temple to Cthulhu maybe?

Kristin said...

this is obviously an alien spaceship with real aliens living inside.

mauisurfer said...

> Robert always knew that he could do something with the bottles. It came to him in a dream. Instantly one morning when he awoke he had an image in his mind of what all that plastic could build.
>
> This style is quite unique to the world, as many people have used plastic in buildings, but none like this. He came up with a metal frame, which is filled with the plastic bottles. The bottles act as insulation and are an excellent material that is easy to work with. Over 10 thousand bottles were used to build the first home.
the temperature difference between outside and inside wall of a plastic bottle home is 17C cooler, making our homes extremely energy saving.

In addition, our unique panel techniques makes our structures earthquake resistant, as the panels flex lightly and release energy.
http://www.plasticbottlevillage.com/english#houses-page

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