With plenty of room and height, this dome is practical for use in areas of limited space. A unique design not seen very often. The 12 foot model is shown here, covered with colored poly-tarp, andd non woven greenhouse film.
Garden Dome 1 is a Class II 2 frequency icosahedral dome. It makes a great looking, strong and functional dome.
This pictorial illustrationof
shows the height/diameter relationship and how simply and effectively
a volume of space is enclosed
with a minimum of materials.
The revised dome - top, front, side
profile views and a pictorial.
Practical sizes: about 8 to 28 ft. diameter, available in complete Frame Kits or Connector Kits.
If the longest struts are 8 ft, (blue in above drawing) diameter is 23 ft. and this size dome can be conveniently covered with right triangle panels made from 4 x 8 ft sheets, with X1 subdivision struts dividing each triangle in half. Applies to the GD1 E.Z. also. If the longest struts are 10 ft, dome diameter is almost 29 ft. 12'- 6" is suggested for a good small dome size, where two struts are cut from a standard length 8 ft board.One level of triangles could be deleted for a shorter dome. Specify your size requirement and wood size- 1 x 2 to 2 x 6 or other dome type: aluminum, steel etc. This 12'-6" diameter dome is approximately 9 feet tall = 75% of diameter.
Domes have a wonderful glow when lit up at night:
I remodelled this dome with the new Base Option "Evolution" design, with plywood siding and new 11 mil Super Poly to replace the orange and blue poly tarps that had deteriorated over the years. An aluminum storm door was fitted in a hexagon area. Total height was raised about 1 foot.
EVOLUTION of the Garden Dome 1
The dome has aquired a door retrofit, base extensions, more floor area, and two cupola types.
several pages of illustrations and descriptions of the Garden Dome 1 Evolution
We gave the new design the Vertical Base Option, Door frame, and Cupola option:
Illustrations of the 26 ft dome and X1 type
New GALLERY of the 2 x 4 16 ft Garden Dome 1 and Garden Dome 1-X1
The Garden Dome 1 E.Z. is the Edge Zenith version of this dome.
Related: check out the Dodeca House and the Dodecapod
With shortened slanted base of the Dodecapod design
The 26 ft dome with VBO, door and window
GD1-X1 H.Z. Hexagon Zenith version
See the large size plan view pdf
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