6. Dome project


In this project, we were able to achieve a unique symbiosis of man and nature.
Open Source Dome (OSD), is a combination of dome with Aquaponic Garden that wheels the food, energy, keeps you warm and protects against overheating, cleans the air and water.

OSD uses simple and well known processes of heat and gas circulation, the secondary use of energy and water.

OSD front fix
It is a two – storey house designed on the basis of half circles with a radius of 7 meters. The house consists of the residential part and the aquaponic garden (green house). The central part of the house contains the heating system based on the principles of Rocket Stove.
In addition, we designed it in the way, that very easily (with low cost), you could modify a large family home for two spacious apartment or, if you wish, condo and shop, gallery or office.

OSD site Fix


here is some more detailed informations

ground floor

In another picture you can see the relationship between the different floors, heating system asĀ  rocket stove and aquaponic room (AQR).

On consecutive shots please pay attention to the system of windows and doors separating the living from the AQR. It is a solution that allows you to adjust the heat it generates AQR and acquire a large amount of sunlight.

In addition, parts of the ceiling are provided for energy management solutions between AQR and rocket stove (RS).

On the floor of the house can be further noted hearth (fireplace), which uses RS chimney system on the ground floor. Interesting fact is that in principle, on the first floor are two fireplaces, separated by a wall. It allows you to heat the bedroom and the second part (can be a living room with a kitchen or a second bedroom.)


In the picture below you can see the performance of the lighting simulation which can be obtained at noon in low cloud. Of course, the density of the vegetation in the AQR override part of lighting but the heat will be accumulated.


Deployment of partition walls, along with the location of the door to the premises.We believe that these solutions will help get more than 80% energy saving (heat and electricity).

OSD 2frames

top floor

The illustration below shows the arrangement of windows and doors, which places a strong emphasis on natural lighting and ventilation. Heat circulation and management are discussed in a separate chapter.


of windows and doors in relation to wall partitions.



We have a number of possible solutions to the construction of the shell of the dome.


  • The monolithic shell, made by using a technique balloon and inside spraying.
  • Prefabricated shell, delivered to the site in parts.
  • Traditional construction with bricks.
  • Shell made of straw and clay technique. In this case, the partitions are bearing walls and are built first.

Implementation of the grid and glassĀ  for aquaponic part of dome.

Currently on the market there are more and more companies offering full or part-implementation of geodesic greenhouse solution. – look for Geodesic Greenhouse.




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