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Aggregate Habitat – Clarendon, United States

One of the world’s largest and self-supporting papier-mâché structures built on a Texas ranch in Clarendon. The 20 x 8 ft  prototypal eco-dwelling formed by casting papier-mâché strips into sculpted holes in the ground. This Agg Hab project (short for Aggregate Habitat) by I/Thee and Roundhouse Platform, used 270 pounds of recycled paper mixed with 200 litres handmade adhesive (animals and toxins free) which was cast in large holes in the ground before the prototype home being flipped over. It is built for the 2020 Oakes Creek Residency. The Agg Hab features a series of round openings in the paper structures that form apertures to let in natural light and doorways to enter inside. There are no perfect and the formal language of the habitat follows cues from those found in nature: the contours of the domes perfectly matching those of the excavated dirt, the surface of the paper stained with a plethora of natural, earthen tones. Some of the “Agg Hab” construction process information in ArchDaily: The process of construction started with the digging of two mirrored …