Unidome is a modular system inspired by classic architecture and my experience cutting an orange into segments. It was the way the segments joined that brought this idea together. I was inspired by the fact that you can put any covering onto the frames, which are constructed using locally sourced times Ash. I have 2 sizes designed at the moment. The small 3.5 metre with gull wing door and stargazing petg top with petg construction joiners and, like classic boat building, lots of cascamite glue and clamps. It is finished with high tec materials to keep out the elements. The small one takes 15 minutes to make a freestanding tensile structure.
The large dome is 5.5 metres in diameter and 3 times the volume of the smaller one. It takes 45 mins to erect and will easily hold 50 adults for drinks and dancing. It’s intended to be a more sociable and less transportable design. Currently, it is being used by primary schools in UK as outdoor classrooms and also stages as you can remove panels and it is still self supporting. Continue reading