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Making them leakproof without tight tolerances is very hard. This doesn’t work as well. I’ve interpreted Kahn’s main objections to be that the dome shape is difficult to efficiently partition for human domenook. Kahn, who wrote that, now says it was all a big mistake.

Getting the last struts connected, though, might be a pain. Remember the all-glass house from the s?

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The author read Domebook 1, domebbook hippie dome manifesto. Although the basic geometry of a dome is simple, what happens to a dome when sunlight heats one side but not the other isn’t.

I want this book! I am intrigued by the people in the picture below who live in this dome house, though. I also currently attend a church that consists of two large domes here in Portland, OR. Hacker News new comments show ask jobs submit. Animats on Dec 27, parent favorite on: You could put some plumbing and electrical back there, but it would still be inefficient use of space.


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Six years of development It should grab tighter as the struts are bent from flat to the dome shape. You never know when a trend will come back! Making them leakproof is hard. WeedingGirl, sustainable building topics are actually very current.

It leaked constantly, and was difficult to maintain. They hope to build a permanent structure with hay bales.

Such parts are cheap when made in bulk. The rubber connector is a nice part. Slow, flexible and cheap: Buckminster Fuller must be so disappointed. Obviously a dome house is for hippies. Very dome-esque, if you can fashion such a word.

You might be surprised at how many people are interested in books like those. The hippie dome movement, as led by Kahn, encouraged do-it-yourself dome making from “natural” or even found materials. I thought it was just about the greatest thing I had ever seen. Of course the one that sold was the only one actually completed — the others still exist in their half-finished, but still lived-in state.


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You can get some domes that are a thin layer of concrete on the outside, then a layer of NASA-type styrofoam for insulation, then gypsum roofing tiles on the inside. Could you weed that book over to my personal library? Cooler than dome houses.

Oh, and we live in NJ. All three are still occupied — one has been sold multiple times.

That said, I’m constantly looking at this problem because I feel that there must be some important concepts that could be derived from geodesics without the dome aspect. My daughter goes to a charter school that focuses on sustainable living.