Geodesic domes have been around since WWI and were engineered by Walter Bauersfeld but named by Buckminster Fuller, who currently has a touring retrospective most recently at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. The concept of the geodesic dome consists of a lattice like structure based on a network of circles that lay on the surface of the sphere.
Recently there has been a surge of interest in these domes as they are easy to build, sustain, and can be energy effecient. In Far West Texas Trevor Reichman is building a recording studio dome with the help of Don the dome builder.
It is a process that involves adobe, stucco, concrete, and cobb. In order to cure the stucco it needs to be watered daily for a week.
- Track Trevor and Don’s progress at earth language.
- Listen to Trevor’s music here.
- Build a $50 geodesic dome