Gallery: Geodesic DOM(E) is a Self-Sufficient Prefab Home for All Seaso...

 

The building has an self-supporting internal structure made from laminated timber with metal mounts, 200mm insulation and a 9mm fiber concrete slab covered with liquid rubber as exterior finish. On the inside the structure is covered with birch plywood which gives an impression of a warm, homely atmosphere. Both frame and filling for the dome are prefabricated and assembled on-site. The perimeter of the house is covered with pre-prepared foundation insulation.

The dome utilizes its shape to provide natural ventilation. Daily supplies of fresh air are provided through four points within the structure, connected to an underground duct system which provides heating during the winter and cooling in summer. Used air is channeled toward the outside through an adjustable vertical communication channel located at the top of the dome.

Solar panels are mounted onto the roof and connected to the hot water tank, providing toilets and kitchen with warm water. Rainwater collection tanks can be connected to the drainage system located around the perimeter of the house.

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  1. dLynn June 11, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Who is the manufacturer / where can the spec’c and details be seen.., what sizes are available.., how much.., how many people are required to constuct one – ?????? There is a lot missing from the article – not sure why it was even published. Sounds a bit like a \’wish-list\’ house and not a real product.

    Prove me wrong !

  2. a.culey May 24, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Where are these available to be seen/purchased? I saw nothing in the article indicating the name of the manufacturer.

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