Star Dome 2 EZ and Sacred Geometry
Designed from the GD1-EZ,
with 2 upright 5-point stars added in the
upper 2 pentagons
We did a new GD1-EZ kit recently and I realized the close
similarity to the Star Dome 2 and remembered how I love the star
designs [after all the Golden Rectangle and "sacred geometry" is
inherent in the pentagon-pentagram star] and then added 2 stars. That
looks good and makes a nice dome.
First the 12 ft. 2x4 Garden Dome EZ is shown, with a 35 inch VBO
or Vertical Base Option.
Disgonal brace boards in VBO sections stabilize lower area for adding
From the Edome model with colors for identifying various parts and a
All triangles are same size - making identical pentagons.
pdf plan views of the 12ft GD1EZ+VBO
Next, with 2 stars added in oposite pentagons, makes the "Star
Dome 2 E.Z."
Top view and 2
Note Edge or strut att top [zenith] and 2 opposite upright stars
My next page describes the pentagon, icosahedron, dodecahedron:
A golden rectangle has sides in the golden ratio. If a square is
removed from one side, the remaining rectangle is another golden
This process can continue indefinitely and establishes a golden spiral.
Do you see the mystery, curious uncanniness,
unexplainable functional productive reality of the dodecahedron
Maybe that's why Dali put it in his "Sacrament of the Last Supper"
"Contrary to the
anecdotal and obscure conceptions in paintings on this same subject, I
wanted to materialize the maximum of luminous and Pythagorian
instantaneousness, based on the celestial communion of the number 12:
12 hours of the day—12 months of the year—the 12 pentagons of the
dodecahedron—12 signs of the Zodiac around the sun—the 12 apostles
The physical world is mystical in its very nature, and is filled
in its particularity with sacramental potentiality.
Thanks to Patheos - read
I couldn't have said it better. Nature- Creation- points us to the
We made a Dodecasphere kit for a client last year. It was for a 20
ft.,, 2 x 6 frame
Results from the 2x4 Edome model:
I hope he got it built- have not heard from them since . It's an
project; needs plenty of support for lower areas to support the top.
Could be dangerous- getting hurt by sacred geometry would not be good.
This brings me to the flower of life
"Sacred geometry can be described as a belief system attributing a
religious or cultural value to many of the fundamental forms of space
and time. According to this belief system, the basic patterns of
existence are perceived as sacred, since contemplating one is
contemplating the origin of all things. By studying the nature of these
forms and their relationship to each other, one may seek to gain
insight into the scientific, philosophical, psychological, aesthetic
and mystical laws of the universe.The
Flower of Life is considered to be a symbol of sacred geometry, said to
contain ancient, religious value depicting the fundamental forms of
space and time.
One form also known as a daisy wheel is also used at a smaller scale as
a proportioning device
in building construction." - WIKI
Cube (derived from the Fruit of Life) begets the five Platonic solids,
including a star tetrahedron (stellated octahedron)
"Metatron solids" by MidnightLightning - Own work. Licensed under CC
BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Something about the 31 great circles of the Icosa-dodecahedron
of Symmetry of Icosahedron
Towards stellating the icosahedron and faceting
What have we learned about the icosadodecahedron?
Mainly, that it is pentagonally based.
The triangular faces fill in the gaps between the pentagonal faces.
All of the radii form Golden Triangles with any 2 adjacent vertices.
The spacing of the pentagonal and decagonal internal planes are based
division of the space into Mean and Extreme Ratio.
And about the rhombic triacontahedron that the GD1 is designed
This study led me to the new Star Dome 2C EZ, drawings
NEXT - Star Dome 2
EZ part 2