Conduit Dome Tips Conduit, or EMT seems to be the material of choice for domes at Burning Man. Conduit is easy to work with, relatively inexpensive, and plated so painting isn't necessary. This page will provide tips for making conduit framed domes. STEP 1: Deciding on a frequency The first thing you need to do is figure out what type of dome you want to build. STEP 2: What Size? STEP 3: Calculating Strut Lengths This is where the Dome Calculator comes in. Step 4: Eliminating Waste This part is tedious, but worth the effort because it will save you money and you won't have to feel bad about throwing away tons of wasted pipe. Step 5: Cutting the struts Cut the tubes according to the strut factors plus 1½". STEP 6: Flattening the ends OK, there are a few ways to do this part. Step 7: Drilling Holes To drill the first hole in each strut, cut a V groove in a 2 X 4 six inches longer than the longest strut. Step 8: Bending the Struts Now the struts need to be bent to the correct angles. Step 10: Break Time!
Chapter 9: Mathematics -- Build a homemade geodesic dome A Geodesic Dome Some years ago I built a geodesic dome out of ½ inch galvanized steel electrical conduit, to serve as an aviary for chickens and small parrots. I wrote a computer program to calculate the proper lengths of steel tubing, and draw the diagram shown below: The dome is made from three different lengths of tubing. The ends of the tubes are smashed flat with a hammer, and then holes are drilled in the flat ends for a bolt to go through to connect up to six of the tubes together. For this project, something a little more modest in size is required. For the first attempt at a smaller dome, I used bamboo kebab skewers and gumdrops. You will need these materials for the gumdrop dome: 90 skewers 7¾ inches long 85 skewers 7½ inches long 80 skewers 6½ inches long 11 green gumdrops 15 orange gumdrops 50 red gumdrops Cellophane tape Click on photo for a larger picture Next, five medium sticks are stuck into the red gumdrops, and the pentagon is no longer flat. A Paper Geodesic Dome
Sustainable Domes - Geodesic Dome - Aquaponics Domes :: Home Genuine Rocky Architecture in Switzerland: The Chamoson Residence Salvaging the best features of a traditional 1800s house, Savioz Fabrizzi Architecte envisioned a contemporary residence in Chamoson, Switzerland. The genuine rocky surface makes the project perfectly blend in the natural surroundings. According to the architects, “the renovation seeks to maintain and reinforce this character, emphasizing the existing stone structure while using concrete for the parts to be replaced, in order to create a completely mineral feel to the whole”. Insulating concrete was added to the existing structure, in order to reinforce it. Sustainable feature are also present in the design: “23 m² of solar panels on the roof produce about 35% of the annual heating requirement (heating and hot water). In harmony with the exterior, the interior is formed from unrefined mineral materials, with its natural stone, exposed concrete and polished screed floors”.
Green eco-friendly custom homes and interiors by Solaleya Designer Patrick Marsilli proposes a revolutionary solar structure Passive solar energy: Rotate your house away from the sun in summer to cool down and towards the sun in winter to warm up (on demand or automated rotation system). Optional Integrated solar panels to store energy as well as several possible ecological options for better energy efficiency. Structural strength: Anti-cyclonic Its aerodynamic form has proven resists without any damage to a wind up to 240km/hour (Taiwan Domespace resisted Cyclone Tim in 1994 and some others without deterioration). Anti-seismic The seismic ray that would make a 10 story building collapse turns around the ring gear of fixation without finding any perpendicularity. Every Domespace is erected over an elastomeric belt that works as a "silencer block"... like a piece of rubber that cushion vibrations. Arches are solidly anchored to a steel ring gear itself fixed to a pedestal made of reinforced concrete. Unparalleled structural integrity Pleasant habitat:
Frameless Geodesic Dome What is it? It’s a frameless geodesic dome designed to be easy to fabricate and build. It is 18 feet wide at the widest point and about 13 feet tall. The dome shell is built out of 3/16” corrugated plastic and 3/4” blueboard foam insulation. There is no frame in this dome. The dome has a radial 2x4 floor system held up by cinder blocks. It has electricity and is heated with a single electric radiator and is cooled with an exhaust fan and small window sized air conditioner. The materials are all easily attainable and it cost about $2100 to build it at the time. The dome shell is also extremely easy to disassemble making it a portable structure. Hacking housing If I want to spend my time writing blog posts, exploring new programming languages, and other things that I want to do but I am unlikely to get paid for, it’s helpful to opt out of certain common expenses. Conventional housing requires that we spend a tremendous amount of energy and money to construct and maintain a home. Advocacy
CONSTRUCTEUR ARCHITECTE DU FUTUR AVEC UNE MAISON AVANTGARDE OSSATURE METALLIQUE STEELDIS "Maison Avantgarde®" Référencement Page 1Référencement Google The Monolithic Dome Monolithic Domes are constructed following a method that requires a tough, inflatable Airform, steel-reinforced concrete and a polyurethane foam insulation. Each of these ingredients is used in a technologically specific way. Our domes can be designed to fit any architectural need: homes, cabins, churches, schools, gymnasiums, arenas and stadiums, bulk storages, landlord dwellings and various other privately or publicly owned facilities. Monolithic Domes meet FEMA standards for providing near-absolute protection and have a proven ability to survive tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, most manmade disasters, fire, termites and rot. They are cost-efficient, earth-friendly, extremely durable and easily maintained. Beginning in 1970, Monolithic Domes have been built and are in use in virtually every American state and in Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia. Monolithic Domes are neither restricted by climate nor by site location. Monolithic Domes are flexible.
Domerama Earth House by BCHO Architects BCHO Architects have completed this house buried in the ground in Seoul, Korea. Called Earth House, the project was built to honour the late Korean poet Yoon Dong-joo. The concrete-lined residence has two courtyards with earth floors, to which all rooms are connected. Rammed-earth walls make use of the excavated earth while wood from a pine tree from the site is embedded in the concrete courtyard walls. Photographs are by Wooseop Hwang. Here's some more information from BCHO Architects: Earth House – BCHO Architects Earth House is a house of the sky. It is a house which focuses on the primal relationship between nature and humans. The 14m x 17m concrete box is buried in the ground and contains 6, 1-pyeong, rooms and two earth filled courtyards. The one pyeong rooms originated from the size of one kan (6x6 ja; 1 ja = approx. 30cm) which are just large enough for an adult to lie down straight. Connecting rooms can be joined to create a bigger room. See also:
How to Build a Monolithic Dome Monolithic Domes are constructed following a patented method that requires a tough, inflatable Airform, steel-reinforced concrete and a polyurethane foam insulation. Each of these ingredients is used in a technologically specific way. Step One: The Monolithic Dome starts as a concrete ring foundation, reinforced with steel rebar. Step Two: An Airform – fabricated to the proper shape and size – is placed on the ring base. Step Three: Polyurethane foam is applied to the interior surface of the Airform. Step Four: Steel reinforcing rebar is attached to the foam using a specially engineered layout of hoop (horizontal) and vertical steel rebar. Step Five: Shotcrete – a special spray mix of concrete – is applied to the interior surface of the dome.
100' Geodesic Dome for Aquaponics The bigger a dome gets, the better it's energy efficiency. Thank you for viewing my entry. I will post Instructables for all of the different aspects of the project as we complete them. When I am asked about building an aquaponics center that has an area of almost 8,000 square feet, I always have the same answer. In "Critical Path," under Geodesic Dome efficiency, Buckminster Fuller says: "Every time the linear dimension of a symmetrical structure is doubled (ie. 1 -> 2) the surface area of the enclosure increases at a two to the second-power rate (i.e., 2^2). With a 100' diameter dome, we will have almost 8,000 square feet to set up our aquaponics system. Couple that with it being twice as hard to heat and cool, and you may begin to see the picture. The prize money rounded to $100 (with tax:) 1760 6ft. 2x6's - $2800 616 Hubs - $25,000 *note* I edited this up from $5,000 as I got the quote back after contest closed 8,000 sq ft. This dome will have two exterior types, papercrete, and ETFE.