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The Roskilde’s Beautiful Geodesic Dome Looks Like a Tortoise in a Field
Posted By Helen Morgan On January 30, 2012 @ 5:02 pm In Architecture,Gallery | No Comments
Constructed for the uber-cool Danish festival Roskilde last year, this brilliant geodesic dome is a fantastic mobile design that could be dismantled and relocated elsewhere. The brains behind the project are Danish architect Kristoffer Tejlgaard and engineer Henrik Almegaard, who designed the latticed structure as a deconstructable network, perfect for a temporary festival. Assembled from 240 plywood hexagons, light seeps into the structure through hexagonal windows that form a pattern across the pavilion like a tortoise's shell.
Within the wooden dome the space seems cavernous and airy, and we don’t doubt that is was a great place to take a time out from the throngs of crowds.
Photos of the dome being built give a good idea of how the intersecting shapes were connected, and the team also have a pretty cool video of the whole construction process here . Hopefully this fantastic project arises again at a future festival and we can follow its path of reuse!
Images courtesy of Kristoffer Tejlgaard
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 here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PXXH5rzlt8
 + Kristoffer Tejlgaard: http://ktejlgaard.dk
 + Henrik Almegaard: http://www.byg.dtu.dk/English/Sections/BK/Tilknyttede_profiler.aspx?lg=showcommon&type=person&id=32126
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