Based on the geodesic dodecahedron, also known as the "2 frequency icosa triacon"...is the Garden Dome 1design.
Orientation is with the hexagonal vertex at the top instead of typical placement of a pentagon at top. Result is a steeper top area "roof pitch" that will shed rain more efficiently.
It's similar to the Star Dome 2 with star designs removed. Same Vertical Base Option and door/window treatments could be done to the Star Dome 2. In fact combinations of the large pentagons with and without the stars could be done...great for a rounder dome and pentagon skylights.
As illustrated the diameter is 26 ft. 4 inches with a riser wall of 45 inches. Connector hubs are 5" diameter aluminum cylinders but a combinations of small and large could be used (as on the star Dome 2). Door and windows are standard sizes. This is a design concept to illustrate some of the many possibilities.
March 15, 2002
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