All about this ingenious structure
Formed just by struts, which gether as triangles, it encloses space as a sphere. This structure is not just radiating beauty and magic, it's also a perfect solution in the combination of minimal need of material and weight in relation to the enclosed volume, while having an extremly height resistance. It offers us a ideal relation between inner volume and outer surface, and windexposition which reduses the loose of warmth. For all that reasons it offeres extremly interesting solutions for open structures, moble or fixed tents or solid buildings as home or workshop.
In this workshop we are getting to know the geodesic dome with all his aspects. First we attend to its geometrie and will understand its fundamental symmetry. Also we will present other simular geometric structures. This understanding is not just enabling us to design, calculate, modify and build such structures, it also mediates the magic of its geometrie.
We will treat a variety of materials, their caracteristics and elaboration. Than we learn how to use them for the construction of geodesic structures: metals, different types of wood, bamboo, cane, pastic and more. We finish the teoretical part with an overview over posible ways to cover the dome.
Parallel we will experience the construction of different types of domes.
During the participation in the whole week there will be the posibility to create your own dome. This can have a dimension of up to 40 m² and still easily be transported in a car.
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