The Dome as sacred universal shape
Have you ever thought that a simple geometric shape can have a profound influence on your well being?
Bucci – the inventor of the dome/hemisphere – was the master of geometry and the follower of Pythagoras, who was the father of science and philosophy. Knowledge of Pythagoreans and their school – music of spheres – was an inspiration to all well-known masters of geometry – from Plato to Kepler. All of them had a deep sense that the geometry of nature is the foundation of the universe creation.
In a Dome you are in the most natural shape, reproducing the geometry of the universe – the same geometry which is the basis of all celestial bodies and molecules of your body. No wonder you may already feel the space as sacred, as healing and rejuvenating to all parts of your body.
Many healers and meditation practitioners use the Dome because they know that the geometry of the Dome helps to reorganize cells of the body, improves health and promotes creativity.
The sphere is the perfect shape of atoms, molecules, planets, stars… Though the dome is a hemisphere, the dynamics remain the same. Humanity was interested in geometric shapes since the times of the pyramids and not only in Ancient Egypt. All the religions of the world used them while building temples and creating the icons and statues of deities. Scientists found out that people when looking at these religious characters or drawing simple geometric shapes experience both physical and mental changes.
The strongest universal shape
Geodesic domes fascinate people in various ways – a major one being their amazing durability. They combine the strong arch shape with triangle, the strongest geometrical shape known to man. What comes out of such pairing is an extremely strong structure capable of performing well under massive loads. Due to their fixed sides, triangles that form the framework of a dome transfer force more evenly through their sides than other shapes. Geodesic domes are known to have withstood fires and earthquakes far better than rectangle-based structures, making them ideal structures for any type of environment, especially in an increasingly volatile climate. The only building left standing after the bombing of Hiroshima was a Dome!
The most environmentally efficient shape
The spherical design results in highly efficient and effective air circulation in both summer and winter. Less surface area makes these buildings less susceptible to temperature changes, and thus, inexpensive to heat and cool as compared to rectangular homes. The aerodynamic exterior means cold and warm air flows around the structure instead of forcing its way into the interior.