Return of the Dome and Bubble Pavilion

The dome structure has a mundane and glorious history from the African thatched house to the soaring dome of dome of Florence.  In the 1960s and 70s thorough Buckminster Fuller and Hippies, the dome returned to world fairs and rural, self-built homes.  Today the digital design software combined with computer controlled routers or jet cutters have brought a resurgence in small structures that range from the pure symmetrical circle or ellipse to the more organic bubbles.  The key attribute of the experiments is the seamless flow from wall to roof in the same materials and structural system.  Instead of the Fuller’s triangles, the six sided honeycomb is preferred.

Public Living Room by Mass-Studies, KOREA

Public Living Room by Mass-Studies, KOREA

Mark Hammari at Burning Man, 2011

Mark Hammari at Burning Man, 2011

Plywood-Dome-Roskilde-Festival-2012

Plywood-Dome-Roskilde-Festival-2012

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