Dante Bini, inventor of the Binishell, the dome that, incredibly, is built with air. Bini recounts, from the first prototype on the Emilian plain, he came to conceive of a completely new architecture through a series of realised projects and design proposals in Italy, USA, Pakistan, Japan, Australia and even space stations on the moon. Bini describes his unique 'Binidrome' structures, which become more technically daring and aesthetically complex and underpin his theory of 'construction automation'. This is an autobiography of an extraordinary professional life dedicated to invention and the structural arts, an account which is both funny and insightful, and concludes by reflecting on human ingenuity and its infinite possibilities.
London, 2014, 21 x 14.8 cm, illustrated, 176pp. Paperback.