Is that a DOME?

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Yes…these crazy looking home structures were slated to be the homes of “Tomorrowland”.

Many feel they still will be…while others say…they’re already here!

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These kind of weird looking homes don’t exactly fit into those perfect little neighborhoods you see when walking around a cute downtown area or a clean-cut suburban gated community. But Buckminster Fuller saw the potential is those triangles: With the goal of creating a structure analogous to nature’s own designs, Fuller began to experiment with geometry in the late 1940s. In 1951, he patented the geodesic dome, and while you may not see a lot of on a normal city street, geodesic domes are known to be the most efficient building system available. So, why should you want a dome home anyway?

 

 

This post is dedicated to Tom and Mary Hoyer…who I know personally are absolutely crazy about DOMES and were the first to introduce me to these very unique structures!

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2 thoughts on “Is that a DOME?

  1. Mary Hoyer says:

    I remember when homeschooling our daughters, we demoed how geodesic dome structures stood up to Earthquakes vs. cubed structures for the local newspaper. We used tooth picks and marshmallows to make the structures and repeatedly dropped them on a table. The cube structure went askew 1st time down. The dome held up to repeated drops and abuse.

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