p i c t u r e d : hub and strut wood frame dome for studio and living spaces / collapseable shelter system and growing dome for food production
what is a geodesic dome?
geodesic: the most economical relationship between any two events
economic: using the minimum of time or effort or resources required for maximum effectiveness
geodesic domes apply modern technological know-how to shelter construction, make shelter more comfortable and efficient, and make shelter more economically available to a greater number of people in a diverse array of environmental conditions
geodesic domes are structured after the natural system of humans and trees with a central stem or backbone, from which all else is independently hung, utilizing gravity instead of opposing it - resulting in a construction similar to an airplane - light, taut, and profoundly strong
technology which follows nature's design - as seen by the spider's web which can float in a hurricane because of its high strength-to-weight ratio - produces new shelters intuitively incorporating these naturally hyper-efficient principles... great breakthroughs in the weight-reduction of materials help to make shelters that are more mobile, easier to reproduce, and ecologically sound