(I keep reading this as "Hmm, how about plastic walls for future homes? Nah, that's not Sci-Fi enough..."
I'm getting ready to paint my house. What a pain. I've been putting it off for ages. This might be good for procrastinators like me! Just make a adjustment for color change!
I like the solar panel idea. I wonder if it will use recycled materials.
But really, plastic- I don't know. I think toxic fumes. And heebie jeebies. I like things au natural.
And how about walls melting in a hot summer.
The article says that it's the same kind of plastic that soda bottles are made of, so I guess it might be recycled materials, or partially recycled. I don't know about the melting point of that stuff...
There was an article, somewhere in a real estate publication... cannot find right now, that discussed in length the problems and legal ramifications of a "spray-on" stucco-like exterior coating used in the 70-80's. Seems that it sealed in too much moisture ... thus support wood rotted.
So, just wonder if this would be a problem with this "seam-less" plastic wall.
This ensuing film has the capacity to change color and appearance, as well as to provide shelter, control interior climates, and offer light and electricity.
I've often thought shingles should be colored with a paint that changes colors with temp and sunshine. Like hotwheels cars used to be.