Geodesic domes are extremely efficient in terms of structural design. Their form allows for a reduced amount of materials, while still allowing them to span large open areas. This small scale dome has been designed by Gianluca Stasi of the architecture firm Ctrl+Z.
Stasi collaborated with research teams to develop an affordable, simple structure that could used to add living space to existing households in poor communities. To achieve this, they based the structural form on a geodesic dome and constructed it from pallet wood, which is cheap and readily available.
The dome was built with the help of a few friends, and some basic templates for creating the shapes. As it’s designed for communities with limited resources, the assembly requires little more than a saw and hammer, and there’s no need for trained builders to be on site – it can be completed by a group of novices.
The sculptural form of the dome’s lattice structure creates a space which is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. It’s small, affordable project that can be undertaken over the course of a weekend by a few enthusiasts, and results in a space that may well add to the quality of life of the owners.
UPDATE: After publishing this post Ctrl+Z contacted me and let me know this project was a collaboration between themselves and NoSoloPaja. You can find more pictures and information about this awesome project on NoSoloPaha website.