And there it was, damply glistening at the side of a pond like some sort of giant misshapen wooden gourd complete with bumpy rind and domed stalk; this was a beautifully oversized pumpkin that you could go inside. Influenced by the utopian vision of west coast American communities who began to build by hand their dome shaped homes in the 1970’s, Heather and Ivan Morison’s magical tree house deposited deep into the woods has all the vision and endeavour for perfection that Richard Buckminster Ful
After all those experiments on balloons, some of the avant-garde groups of the decade of 1960 were deeply interested on inflatable structures. the American group Ant Farm published in 1971 their book inflatocookbook, as an attempt to gather information and skills on how to do an inflatable structure. And some other collectives as Archigram or Haus Rucker Co were also interested in this subject.
Casa Bola / Eduardo Longo - This extraordinary house, spherical, it's an icon of the utopian architecture. Another peculiarity in the middle of São Paulo's city. The "Casa Bola" - the "Ball House" - in the centre of Sao Paulo. Architect Eduardo Longo built it with his own hands between 1974 and 1979. Five years were necessary to the architect to build the Casa Bola alone on the roof of his house converted into an office...