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Explore the world of Synergetics and the connection between geometry and architecture. Here are photos and building plans for geodesic domes pioneered by Buckminster Fuller, air form domes, steel reinforced domes, concrete shell monolithic domes, yurts, biodomes, and other energy-efficient and affordable dome projects.

How to Build a Geodesic Dome Model
Build a Geodesic Dome Model: The best way to understand the construction of the geodesic dome is to build a model of one. Here are step-by-step instructions.

Geodesic Dome Homes
Geodesic Domes are ideal for emergency housing and mobile shelters such as military camps. However, the innovative geodesic shape has been adopted for elegant, upscale housing.

Monolithic Dome Homes
Also known as EcoShells, Monolithic Domes can survive tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, fire, and insects. See photos and learn about Monolithic Dome construction.

Spaceship Earth
Visionary and designer, poet, and engineer, R. Buckminster Fuller believed that we must work together as a crew if we are to survive on our planet, "spaceship earth." How did the dreams of a genius turn into a Disney World attraction?

Incredible Personal Biodomes
More and more families are building affordable, durable dome homes. This article has photos and information for 25 very different dome structures, including geodesic domes, monolithic domes, and yurts.

Monolithic Dome Institute
The Monolithic Dome is a super-insulated, thin-shell, steel-reinforced concrete structure. Here are articles, photographs, workshops, conferences and resources.

Birth of the Geodesic Dome
This scholarly paper by Lloyd Steven Sieden describes how Buckminster Fuller created the first domes, and how Fuller's ideas evolved.

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