Bubble House

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Built in the 30s, the Bubble House was quite a departure for architect Wallace Neff who made a nice living designing Spanish Colonial mansions for the wealthy. Foreseeing a housing shortage, Neff came up with the economical idea to inflate a super-sized balloon and then build a wire mesh around it. After deflating the balloon the wire mesh was sprayed with some sort of hard-set substance. This Bubble House is the last remaining one in the U.S. 3,000 were built around the world, even in Egypt and Brazil. 

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