Why Choose a Whistle Crossing Cylindrical Home?
A Cylindrical Shaped House? Why on Earth?
A cylinder (from Greek κύλινδρος – kulindros, “roller, tumbler”) is one of the most basic curvilinear geometric shapes. It has an extremely high strength-to-wall ratio compared to other geometric shapes. Except for the sphere, of all geometric shapes, cylinders have the largest volume per unit of area.
In nature, more things are cylindrical than square or boxy: tree trunks and branches, plant stems and roots, corn stalks…the list could go on and on.
The ancients had this figured out: the Coliseum was built to efficiently contain the maximum number of gladiators and sports fans. The Leaning Tower of Pisa stands today because its cylindrical shape gives it strength.
Tall lighthouses are built along the coast that must stand to face fierce winds. The cylindrical shape of lighthouses causes air to flow around them with less resistance so they are able to withstand strong winds.
The cylinder is an eye-catching, simple, ancient and efficient design. The question was “Why?” but a better one would be, “Why not?”
Whistle Crossing Tiny Homes Are Energy Efficient…
- Two continuous layers of insulation surround the home– A “space blanket” made from double-sided scrimmed aluminum foil laminated to polyethylene foam, followed by a thick layer of R15 Fiberglass insulation for thermal and sound control.
- Insulated all the way around – All mechanicals are located inside the climate-controlled envelope of the structure.
- Airflow follows the curvature of the walls – no corners to impede heating and cooling.
- High R-value doors – minimize heating and cooling loss.
- Less outside surface subjected to the climate conditions than in a traditional design.
Whistle Crossing Tiny Homes Are Environmentally Friendly…
- Sturdy dimensional lumber from certified sustainable forests – the heavy-duty framing your tiny home needs.
- American-made plywood panels for strength and durability.
- Exterior shell and interior lining are made of plywood strips.