Olda-00F15X1974A large tubular geodesic dome erected in a playground sandbox was my 008-15X17first encounter with a geodesic structure of any kind. While climbing all over it I have noticed that its bottom ends were embedded in the concrete floor of the sandbox and realized that a geodesic dome is permanently tied to and its integrity reliant on a conventional, usually a concrete foundation. That very same day in the summer of 1975 I have begun to create the concept of a human habitat in the form of a geodesic sphere that is mass producible yet fully customizable during its initial manufacture, can be infinitely altered and accessorized after its on site installation, is self contained, doesn’t require a foundation and can be moved whole or disassembled to a different location.
I didn’t get to the realization of that concept until 1980 and after I got to the state as shown on this page and assessed the scope of the project I walked away. Only to return in 1997 the same concept, a different design and equipped with a staying power. Nearing the complet
ion of the second prototype I ran out of money. In the following years although no longer working physically on the geodesic sphere, it was living in my head where I have found its design overly complex yet limiting and in 2012-2013 created the sphere of OZ, a tool whose qualities originate from its adherence to the concept on which it is founded. The concept of a point and a line. A tool designed to facilitate the creation of an infinite number of structures and forms a geodesic sphere being one of them. The sphere of OZ reflects my philosophy that is founded on my understanding of and coming to terms with concepts, absolutes and myself. My current design/prototype of a human habitat in the form of a geodesic sphere is based on the sphere of OZ and it fulfills what I have set out to accomplish in 1975 and 1997.
An object based on and incorporating components of the sphere of OZ can be used in the construction of a human habitat as well as most any other type of a building/structure, in housing, commerce, industry, agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, on land, water and in the space. A human habitat in the form of a geodesic sphere will be first created virtually on a computer screen placed in its future environment using program/s that will show and guide how to go about it while observing its structural integrity and compliance with building and municipal codes. Its components will be fabricated entirely in factories,
available from stock or build to an order and delivered ready to be assembled. Through the same process or through individual custom work that habitat can be then at any time infinitely altered and accessorized. It can begin as a bare geodesic sphere frame that will become habitable by throwing a tarp over it. From there it will be up to the imagination and the experience of the as of yet empty space. There will be no need for ground clearing and excavation other then making room for the geodesic sphere and anchoring it by means that will be determined during the design stages. A human habitat based on the concept of the sphere of Oz, namely yet not exclusively a geodesic sphere will give a meaning and make sense of the term “Eco/green/smart home” by addressing the whole, from its conception through design, fabrication, delivery, infrastructure, utilities, sustainability, autonomy, adaptability, maintenance, obsolescence, upgrade-ability, longevity, ecological and climate impact and eventually the method of its disposal.
I have conceived the human habitat in the form of a geodesic sphere that is based on the sphere of OZ to
evolve into an autonomous living environment.

The sphere of OZ is not about what can be done with it. It is about that it can be done.

Geodesic Sphere