Re: design goals (was: Hello)
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- Subject: Re: design goals (was: Hello)
- From: "J. Michael Rowland" <jmr at marathoncomputer dot com>
- Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2001 10:42:48 -0500
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domesteading-request at sculptors dot com Sat Jul 14 20:20:42 2001 wrote:
> My personal choice is to (as a first step) establish a dome market
> by the production of "connectors" similar to the Simpsons Strong-Tie
> connectors -- the cheap metal joist hangers you can get at Home
> Depot. The average do-it-yourselfer doesn't have access to, or
> skills with things like welders or "super-adhesives." Make the dome
> a simple, almost effortless project and people should try building them.
> At the moment, it involves measuring, calculating angles, almost
> literally creating a new type of architecture. Take away that difficulty
> and I think there would be a dome renaissance.
> After people start building domes, a different model can act as
> a mass producible home.
You took the words right out of my ... er... keyboard.
Thank you, Chuck, for stating that so clearly.
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