If you've seen and heard about geo domes, but aren't sure what they are, check out this article. Here we answer the most popular questions about geodesic domes and talk about their main features.1. What is a geodesic dome?Geodesic dome
(geodome, geode) - architectural structure in the shape of a sphere. Such a structure is assembled from steel beams. This ensures the stability and durability of the dome.
In fact, a geodesic dome is a fully fledged, habitable building.
First geo dome design appeared in the 20th century. It was promoted and developed by Richard Fuller. His main idea was to provide cheap
, but good - quality, functional and quick in construction
housing in the post - war era. More on this topic HERE.2. Is it stable?
Geo domes are extremely durable and stable. The load - bearing capacity of the frame in the geo dome is much greater than that of other structures. Aerodynamic shape
, from the other hand, allows it to withstand wind loads up to 120 km / h
and snow loads - up to 160 kg / m2 *
. Thanks to this, geo domes can be located in the most difficult climatic conditions.
Its durability is also ensured by high - quality building materials. The steel frame is powder coated and protected against corrosion
. The dome cover (transparent and architectural membranes) are resistant to ultraviolet
and have an additional antifungal coating
. Moreover, the shiny outer layer of membrane has a self-cleaning effect. All seams are soldered using the only in Ukraine Frosstrom machine (seam width - 30 mm). Our geodesic domes are built on a stable, insulated wooden platform or set on steel piles.* All calculations approved by a certified architect.