Have you ever heard of geodesic domes?
The Geodesic Dome is a structure built according to a geometric construction scheme that allows the creation of buildings with spherical shapes, even of large dimensions. The difference between a geodesic dome and a traditional dome is that the geodesic dome is formed by a combination of triangular elements arranged in such a way as to allow it to support itself without the need for internal walls or support pillars.
The load-bearing structure usually includes wood and metal while for the roofs you can indulge yourself depending on the final aesthetic result you want to obtain: waterproof sheaths, wood, transparent sheets, roofs with tiles, etc. Just like in traditional building you can play with all the combinations.
The concept is that the more faces a solid (tetrahedron, octahedron, etc.) has, the closer it gets to the sphere. Buckminster Fuller patented his system in 1954 revolutionizing entire sectors of architecture, engineering and design.
How does it work?
Here are the main points of S-Home:
- The geodesic dome is anti-seismic and resists wind gusts very well thanks to its aerodynamic structure.
- Furthermore, thanks to its shape, rainwater can be easily collected and purified by using it for the kitchen and bathroom fixtures.
- An aeration duct with dual chamber hot/cold function will be installed.
- The heating will take place thanks to the high temperatures of the hydrogen that will be obtained from rainwater, while the air will be cooled by passing through an underground duct adjacent to the accumulation tank.
- Electricity will be produced thanks to a multiple conversion: solar, wind and thermal.
- The excellent exposure of the house saves 80% of energy.
- The materials used will all be biodegradable.
- Food and sanitary waste will be converted into compost.
- The lighting will be powered at low voltage to avoid dispersion.
- The internet line will be transmitted via cable to reduce/zero electromagnetic pollution.
What are its advantages?
Very low environmental impact
Resists earthquake shocks
Eliminate electromagnetic pollution