Re: wigwams, basilicas and hybrid domes



  I like your greenhouse dome home, and admire your perseverance.
Magnus titled this spherical tessellation "Order in Chaos."
->-> http://www.users.csbsju.edu/~mwenning/photosset2/full-704.jpg
Talk about wild inner drive. All that inspiration, or maybe just living in
Minnesota?
Ernie

bo atkinson wrote:

> While i always loved Bucky's geodesic contributions, i found myself more
> drawn to old cultured  basilicas and wigwams.
>
> A sculptural approach to domes, using lumber, has always suggested boat
> building tech, to me. Even Bucky talked of this tech in his own
> development. The use of planks which have only two of the long faces cut,
> the remaining two still have bark, or "live edge". This offers the user
> much more usable surface. (Well, providing you live in a lumber producing
> place and don't suffer shipping by weight criteria).
>
> Anyway, the use of bent framework, laminated boards is not so hard and it
> is well established generally. I ended up using translucent skin,
> (fiberglass and later polycarbonate plastic). We essentially live in a
> greenhouse, with many interior skins of co-poly 4 mil plastic sheet for
> insulation. Long story really, (20 years of ugrading) not for everyone!
> But it's the kind of thing sculpture drove me through.
> http://www.midcoast.com/~bo/Dom96Hom.html   (URL in need of upgrading).
>
> As for living inside of long term building projects,  it really takes a
> wild inner drive. It's not for suburbia. But is there not a higher order to
> be found in chaos?
>
> bo atkinson

  I like your greenhouse dome home, and admire your perseverance.
Magnus titled this spherical tessellation "Order in Chaos."
->-> http://www.users.csbsju.edu/~mwenning/photosset2/full-704.jpg
Talk about wild inner drive. All that inspiration, or maybe just living in
Minnesota?
Ernie




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