Ten quick facts about amazing dome structures: Domes are the most efficient structures known to man: they use less material, are lighter and stronger than any other type of building—no exceptions . Domes use much less material than conventional buildings but are much stronger. For example, a dome home could be made from 16-gauge aluminium without the need for support beams across its 24-foot diameter, only the skin may be used for support. To enclose the same volume in a square building, one would need 30% more material and loads more structural metal/wood. If you built any other structure using only the skin as support, it would simply fall down!
It's a bubble! It's a gumdrop! It's a geodesic dome home. (Credit: RBF Dome NFP)
Many of the designers and architects are now practicing prefabricated and sustainable structures already. This will not only make them known of their creative and unique designs, they are also doing a big part in helping save the earth. The Geodesic Dome House is just another sample of sustainable prefabricated homes. Built at the top of the mountain outside Ojai, California, the dome house has a super fashionable and elegant design that make everyone love to live in this house. The structure is safe enough to live because it is perched on a wood deck using concrete footings for support. With its measurements of 44 feet in diameter and 22 feet high, for sure nothing compares the comfort this dome house has.
Sustainably crafted geodesic dome houses A geodesic dome is a spherical or partially spherical shell structure or lattice shell based on a network of great circles (geodesics) on the surface of a sphere. The term geodesic is from Latin, meaning earth dividing. A geodesic line is the shortest distance between any two points on a sphere. The idea of combining triangles with the arch was pioneered by German engineer, Dr.
sponsored links Earthquake resistant building design with proper earthquake resistant construction, such as styrofoam construction in dome home design is needed because many earthquake stricken countries such as Japan and most recently is Mentawai earthquake that followed by tsunami Indonesia. Mentawai earthquake tsunami Indonesia killed many people and destroyed thousands of homes and buildings. Tsunami Indonesia has bring a lot of disaster. Earthquake resistant building design with proper earthquake resistant construction, such as styrofoam construction in dome home design is needed for earthquake prone areas for its citizens have a stronger guarantee of safety.
Background A geodesic sphere is an arrangement of polygons that approximates a true sphere. A geodesic dome is a portion of a geodesic sphere. Buildings or roofs have been constructed out of geodesic domes that range from 5-100% of a sphere.