BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ST Bungalow LLC and Molinelli Architects announced today that a patent application for a breakthrough method of making a roof or ceiling for various kinds of buildings, including the "ST Bungalow," a newly designed and patented, affordable, eco-friendly, solar powered home, was published by the USPTO. The patent application publication, titled "Concrete Floor and Ceiling System without Steel Reinforcing" (pub. no. US 2017/0268242), is a breakthrough because it replaces reinforcing bars (re-bars) with plastic forms. A patent for a similar roof technology but using fiberglass (not plastic) was granted to ST Bungalow LLC and Molinelli Architects in 2015 (U.S Pat. No. 8,991,137). The inventor of both these technologies is Michael Molinelli AIA LEED ap NCARB, of Molinelli Architects. The roof inventions are intended to be a key component to low cost, affordable, solar powered and eco-friendly housing being developed jointly between ST Bungalow LLC and Molinelli Architects. In 2015 the American Institute of Architects – AIA (Hudson Valley) – honored Molinelli Architects with a design award for the Solar Tectic (ST) Bungalow.
The plastic or fiberglass forms used in the roof technology (to replace steel re-bars) are shaped to efficiently stack, which is an advantage in the transport of multiple such forms. Plastic is a lighter and less expensive material than steel. The plastic forms form an arched ceiling for a first story of a building and a flat roof or flat floor for a second story of a building.
For general inquiries or for licensing of the technology, please contact Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (email@example.com), 212-238-8850.
About ST Bungalow LLC: ST Bungalow is a start-up, developing affordable, solar-powered housing made from compressed earth bricks (CEBs), designed to be manufactured in areas with little or no access to electricity, such as parts of Nepal, for example. ST Bungalow is the sister company of Solar-Tectic LLC.
About Molinelli Architects: Molinelli Architects Is a full service architecture firm based around New York City with commissions for Houses of Worship, Universities and Schools, Hospitals and Health Care, Child Care, distinctive Homes and many other building types including house prototypes for Haiti and Nepal.
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