24' Plydome

In the winter of 1986-87 I had the opportunity to build a woodshed for some friends of mine in East Montpelier, VT. My earlier constructions of 18' diameter plydomes (1/2 and 3/4 spheres) in 1981 had given me confidence in the method. This 24' dome was a faithful copy of one I saw in The Dymaxion World of Buckminster Fuller. It is a 2v hemisphere. A short time after the the plywood parts were all assembled, 10" of wet snow fell on the dome with disastrous results.


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Created: February 2, 2001
Last Revised: March 6, 2006
Steve Miller, 2001