At Least 4 Reasons Why Folks in This CNY Home Are Smarter Than Us
Round homes have a LOT of benefits. In a lot of different areas. According to an article in inhabitat.com, more people should consider building and/or living in one. There are a LOT of reasons why our ancestors used round homes, and many of the advantages would still apply...
The design stands up to Mother Nature. Inhabitat.com points out that "wind and tsunamis move naturally around a round building rather than getting caught at (and potentially ripping off) corners. A rounded roof avoids ‘air-planing’- a situation where a strong wind lifts the roof structure up and off of the building." The many inter-connected points provide extra strength against earthquakes and, wait for it...heavy snowfall.
2. Thermal Dynamics
Fancy phrase, but simple reasoning here: air circulates more efficiently in a round space.
Hey, these round designs utilize fewer building materials--estimates range from between 15-20% less than a rectangular layout.
The sound is fantastic, whether it's your favorite music or just the comforting snap, crackle and hiss of a warm fire. "The curve softens the sounds inside the building making it the perfect place for rest and reflection or for socializing," says Inhabitat.com. "The shape also prevents noise from penetrating in from the outside. Sound waves dissipate as they wrap around the building, shielding the interior from loud outside noise."
Could YOU live in a round house? Do you know anyone who does?