Dante Bini and his son Nic Bini talk about the inflated concrete dome Dante invented in 1964.
The Binishells are circular-based, monolithic, reinforced concrete thin-shell structures that are lifted and shaped by low air pressure. Used in a range of projects from affordable housing, schools and shopping centers, they became extremely popular for their quick construction time, low cost, high strength and reduced carbon footprint.
In 2013 Bibliotheque McLean will publish an English edition of the Dante Bini monograph 'a cavallo di un soffio d'aria'.
Recorded at The Building Centre on 12 December 2012.
Produced by The Building Centre for The Engineering Club