About Geodesic Domes

In 1970, when R. Buckminster Fuller received a gold-medal for his development of the geodesic dome, the American Institute of Architects called it “the strongest, lightest and most efficient means of enclosing space yet known to man.” Indeed, the spherical form of the dome is composed of triangular facets, which can withstand pressure on all sides. Fuller discovered that a sphere created with triangles could have unparalleled strength.

Domes are a true example of “doing more with less.” A dome encloses the largest volume of interior space with the least amount of surface area, thus saving on materials and cost. Since a dome is free-standing, air and energy circulate without obstruction, enabling natural heating and cooling.

We have expanded upon Fuller’s discoveries for over 40 years. Our construction team has tested the inherent strength of the dome with artful skill and precision. Our clients trust that we are providing the most reliable, portable and energy efficient structures.

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One of the most important benefits of geodesic domes is that they accomplish so much with so few materials, making them easy to move and set up virtually anywhere. Our domes are portable and quick to assemble. All of our domes may be packed down and transported in a box truck, yet when reassembled they’re still the strongest structures in the architectural world. Connect with a representative for more details on how to construct your own dome at home, or have our skilled staff meet you at any location to help.

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One of geodesic domes’ advantages is that their unique design also offers exceptional energy efficiency. The ambient airflow inside a geodesic dome is continuous, with no stagnant corners, requiring less energy to circulate air and maintain even temperatures. The energy required to heat and cool a dome is approximately 30% less than a conventional building. Domes also have a high volume-to-surface-area ratio, requiring less building materials to enclose more space.The lower the ratio of a building’s outside perimeter to its enclosed living area, the less energy is required for building, heating and cooling. The sphere has 25% less surface area per volume enclosed than any other shape. The dome combines the inherent stability of triangles with the advantageous volume-to-surface-area ratio of a sphere. The larger the dome, the more efficient it becomes. This is demonstrated by doubling the diameter, which encloses eight times the

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Living in a dome will generate a conscious field which supports the evolution of the soul. This ancient science is called Vaastu. Each dome has a different energetic quality, much like tuning a musical instrument; each subtle sound generated in a dome has a specific aspect of divine consciousness.“The structure of the Vaastu inspired dome vibrates with cosmic energy and the bodily instrument resonates with this vibration. To create and offer a home of supreme bliss, and to enable us to experience that supreme bliss, here in this mundane house itself, these are the prime motives of Vaastu science”. Dr. V. Ganapati Sthapati

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Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) developed what he called “Comprehensive Anticipatory Design Science.” This was the attempt to anticipate and solve humanity’s major problems through the highest technology by providing “more and more life support for everybody, with less and less resources.” “Bucky” is best known for the invention of the geodesic dome–the lightest, strongest, and most cost-effective structure ever devised. The geodesic dome is able to cover more space without internal supports than any other enclosure. It becomes proportionally lighter and stronger the larger it is. The geodesic dome is a breakthrough in shelter, not only in cost-effectiveness, but in ease of construction and energy efficiency. The geometry allows proper circulation of the ambient air with little energy input. Fullers work continues to inspire others as we initiate a more sustainable and efficient future.

Geodesic domes have long been recognized for their versatility, durability and other associated benefits. Pacific Domes makes it easy for you to leverage the benefits of geodesic dome homes and other structures for your project. To learn more about our domes, browse our products on our website or reach out to speak with one of our representatives today.

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