Based on the sphere of OZ, the frame of the geodesic sphere 01, 02 is a stand along, self contained structure. It is an assembly of hollow spherical forms interconnected through round tubes whose ends are internally threaded and the whole is held together with hollow screws. The hollow spherical forms, the tubes and the hollow screws will be scalable, modifiable, economically and efficiently producible from various materials to a high degree of a precision using existing production methods. They will be a subject to quality and a dimensional standards thus can be manufactured by and sourced from any given number of vendors.
The design of the hollow spherical forms
01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, the tubes 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 and the hollow screws 01, 02, 03, 04, 05 facilitates the inclusion and attachment of cover panels, floors, partitions, stairs, elevators, decks, space additions, energy producing systems, horticulture facilities in a summary an unlimited variety of components. The surfaces of the hollow spherical forms and the tubes and their interfaces present a precisely defined and workable mating foundation to components required to complete the geodesic sphere frame for a desired purpose. Since the geodesic sphere frame is self-contained its cover panels whether fully independent entities or relying on the geodesic sphere frame for their own structural integrity are free to perform any function – access, windows, furniture, wiring, plumbing, heating, ventilation, energy generation, horticulture facilities, the applications are endless. In a relation to the geodesic sphere frame the panels can be removable, hinged, sealed with gaskets or adhesives yet always interchangeable and replaceable 01, 02. An assembly of the hollow spherical forms, the tubes and the hollow screws will serve as a conduit for wiring, plumbing, heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
A human habitat in the form of a geodesic sphere that is based on the sphere of OZ 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 aided by
the experience of the as of yet empty space, ideas and experiences forums/blogs, design programs, tutorials, catalogs of components.
A geodesic sphere can be erected on a
level ground, hung from a mountain side, rotated, partially or fully buried, mobile 01, 02, 03, floated 01, 02, submerged. Anchored, it will stand on a single point or it can be suspended like a pendant . Inherently self-contained, it is highly adoptable to be used in an earthquake and a flood 01, 02 prone geography. A partial geodesic sphere frame, a “dish” will serve as a platform/base. There will be no need for a ground clearing and excavation other then clearing the site to make a room for the geodesic sphere and anchoring it by means that will be determined during the design stages. And yes, it will make a fine do­me.
The rewards and benefits of creating and developing a personal living environment based on the sphere of OZ will include the
minimizing /avoiding of a long term financial burden associated with the existing system of purchasing and financing a “conventional” dwelling.