Politicians who live in glass houses, etc. ... The Canadian House of Commons is in need of repair, and while it's being done, a dome
will cover the elected gabbers. It might cost as "little" as $42 million or as much as $1 billion. The pre-construction vacuuming
has already begun.
The Buckminster Fuller dome of the former Dutch aerospace museum is for sale.
In 1971 it was the largest in the world and housed most of the aircraft on display. The dome has a height of 23 meters and a 2700 m2 floorspace. It is currently dismantled and stored in 27 seafreight containers. At the site (in Dutch) there's a wonderful set of photos
on the construction in 1971 and dismantling in 2004.
In the bright and shiny future, we all live in cities under giant domes, green and warm all the year round - a sort of Logan’s Run
, but without the forced euthanasia. It almost happened in, of all places, in Winooski, an old mill town in northern Vermont
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Wii + MacBook Pro + Dome
- Experiments using the Nintendo Wii as a wireless 3D interface device.
Giant Concrete Caterpillar.
Driving on I35 south out of Dallas to Austin, you pass through Italy, Texas, and on the side of the road is Bruco
, the Texas Italian Caterpillar, and the home of the Monolithic Dome Institute
, makers of fine homes
, and churches
. These domes
and disaster resistant
. (See previous thread
). They also can be visually interesting
. These domes are concrete as opposed
to R. Buckminster Fuller
's Geodesic domes
, such as Epcot Center
or the incredibly interesting Eden Project
Cardboard Geodesic Dome.
A how-to on building a geodesic dome out of cardboard, a bit of wood, some duct tape and paint. Plus some rebar if you don't want the finished dome to fly like a kite. If you like the concept but not the size calculate
your own then apply the concept.
Hot Little Igloos And Tutti-Frutti Toadstools or Living In Your Own I-Pod:
Affordable housing gets seriously cute and makes Hobbits or Bubble boys and girls of all of us. The floor plans
are versatile and the rentals
(from $68 to $110 a week) are enticing. The "idea that governed the whole planning of Dome Park Lane and really became our goal was to provide clean, secure and -- most importantly -- affordable housing for low-income individuals." Are monolithic domes
too good to be true or too weird to catch on? I sincerely hope not. [Via Linkfilter