Today is just before the American holiday of Thanksgiving, so today's challenge is fairly simple. It's just for fun--shouldn't take you too long.
Earlier this week I was thinking about how thankful I am to live in a nice house, with running water, electricity, and plumbing. (I was especially thankful that I managed to find - and fix- a major water leak before it made the place a giant aquatic mess!) This made me think about housing...
Hollywood architect to the stars Wallace Neff is ALSO famous for his bubble houses. They're domed houses that could be made cheaply and quickly, using few resources. This, he thought, would bring him eternal fame as not just the architect to the rich and well-off, but also a provider of robust housing to the poor of the world.
|Illustration from Neff's original patent. (USPTO)|
But that was then, and now, the bubble houses have mostly vanished into obscurity.
A few still exist, though, and that leads to today's Challenge:
1. Can you find a current streetview image of one of Neff's bubble houses??
2. Extra credit: Can you give us the lat/long of the bubble house complex in Dakar (in Africa)?
Search on! (Be sure to tell the tale of how you found the houses!)