Chilean architecture studio B + V designed this geodesic dome home using prefab elements and expanded on the initial design by creating additional service areas, shaded terraces, and even more usable spaces. It is a prototype for a generation of differently shaped homes that use a single operative element to meet a variety of climatic and spatial requirements.
The house is meant to be located just outside the city of Santiago, in the Lampa commune. It is situated on a rural plot that boasts extensive views towards the surrounding hills and lush topography. Two prefab geodesic domes, 7.7 and 6 meters in diameter, respectively, were combined in a way that addresses the issues of decreased working plan and narrowed vertical use that accompany the native geometry.
The architects solved these issues by introducing the socket as the main operative element. This increases the height of the volume and multiplies the useable area. It also generated terraces and protected outdoor spaces, which helps with excess radiation. Additionally, they incorporated large skylights on the rooftop, allowing more light to enter the structure from above.