Robert Downey Jr Built a Humongous Inflatable Dome House in Malibu That’s So Expensive It Would Bankrupt Tony Stark

Robert Downey Jr Built a Humongous Inflatable Dome House in Malibu That's So Expensive It Would Bankrupt Tony Stark
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Robert Downey Jr., famously known for playing Iron Man, has acquired a lavish lifestyle just like his favorite character role, Tony Stark. Building a $3.8 million binishell home for his family is something extraordinary yet philanthropic as this binishell is an environment-friendly construction. It took the couple 7 years to design and create this extraordinary establishment which will be their guesthouse. Not only that, there are more out-of-the-box decisions that they have made along with this mid-modern mansion.


Robert Downey Jr. hired Nicolò Bini for the project of his Dream House

Robert Downey Jr.'s epehmeral Malibu Mansion.
Robert Downey Jr.’s ephemeral Malibu Mansion.

The mansion was originally designed by Nicolò Bini, son of Dante Bini, the founder of Binishells company.  Entitled ‘Clubhouse’ by Robert Downey Jr., this house was meant to be built in 2013, during the shootings of the Iron Man trilogy, but due to the complex construction of the house, requiring numerous artists, architects, decorators, etc., to keep balance and harmony by choosing the right elements and items to escape failure, the project took a while. Its bulbous structure was one of the main reasons it take almost a decade for the mansion to be assembled.

Robert Downey Jr. and family.
Robert Downey Jr. and family.

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Nicolò Bini confessed that he did not want to put about his father’s work but innovate it in a manner to make it more efficient than it has ever been. Binishell houses are built by covering a nylon-coated neoprene air bladder in wet steel-reinforced concrete, then slowly inflating it. The mixture sears in almost an hour and produces a spindly-shelled, streamlined bungalow. The Avengers star, Robert Downey Jr., And his wife, Susan Downey wanted to create something that had not been done before, as claimed by Susan Downey herself. Bini also supported her statement in the most sentimental manner.

“Call it biomimicry or call it borrowing from nature, but the beauty is that it works.”

                                                                     -Nicolo Bini

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The tour of the house by Robert Downey Jr. And his wife

The tour of Robert Downey Jr.'s Malibu House.
The tour of Robert Downey Jr.’s Malibu House.

The house can be described as a 3-bed, 3-bath mid-century modern and energy-efficient home with an enviable look of Malibu Lagoon, which is where the mansion lays. It is almost 500 meters away from the actual residence of the Downey family. This 3,384-square-foot home provides exquisite water views from many of the rooms. Also, the mansion has a pool too. Apart from this amazing manor, Robert Downey Jr. Also has marvelous taste in animals as pets too. They have four alpacas, two pygmy goats, Kunekune pigs, belted Galloway cows, two Lion-head rabbits, 26 chickens, and some horses as their pets.

Downey Jr. flaunting his pets at the Malibu Mansion.

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This remarkable manor is situated in Malibu, California (US). It looks spectacular, in and out, and is environment-friendly. It gives out Utopian and futuristic vibes to anyone who sees it. Its retro-modern look makes it both livable and eligible for staging parties and celebrations. Looks like Barbie has got a competition against her oh-so-perfect dream house!

Source: The New York Times Style Magazine


Written by Sarah Mir

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