Truth be told, rules are a little lax in Thailand, so Steve wasn’t required to obtain building permits for his 500 square foot home, which naturally shortened the process. Then he added his own finishing touches once the main building was complete, including doors, screens, shelves, a pond and a gazebo, stonework and landscaping – all of which he did himself using materials sourced within the direct vicinity.
The Dome in the Desert by Wendell Burnette via Archdaily
“A glass house in the desert? Was it an architectural caprice, a folly, or was it a solution to the problems of desert living whose appropriateness is still not recognized? Having had the experience of living in The Dome for a full year, through all the seasons, I felt it incumbent upon myself to take a fresh look at this remarkable work of architecture.”