Max explaining one of the component blocks of his dome (via)
PBS’ Design Squad has found a winner of their Trash To Treasure Challenge with Max Wallack and his Home Dome:
Twelve-year-old Max Wallack of Massachusetts won the Design Squad’s Trash to Treasure Competition, a contest that inspired kids to repurpose trash into practical inventions. Wallack’s creation is the “Home Dome,” a Mongolian yurt-shaped structure made of plastic bags filled with Styrofoam packing peanuts. The dome comes with a built-in bed that weighs the structure down. Wallack created the “Home Dome” as a temporary shelter for homeless people and disaster victims. It also serves to relieve landfill growth.