We have a dream of a beautiful home that we can thrive in, which will protect us from the elements and be in harmony with the environment and nature around us.
We dream of a house that is low-cost, quick and easy to build, efficient and requires minimal maintenance costs.
Open Source Dome.
The design of this project combines several magnificent modern technological solutions that have been well-researched and tested in various conditions by sustainable living enthusiasts all over the world. Among the many concepts that the design includes are Dome solutions, Aquaponic Systems, Sacred Geometry, Rocket Stove, Feng Shui, Thermal Management, Acoustics, Schumann Resonances and more.
Interestingly, there are many scientific, technological, philosophical and spiritual concepts based on and explained through the base shape of the wheel or sphere. We know that atoms orbit the nuclei. Beehives, anthills and animal burrows also resemble spherical shapes.
Instead of questioning why the nature insists on spherical form, we should perhaps ask why it is that humans insist on creation of their habitat in such unnatural shapes. Since times immemorial humans successfully survived through observation and imitation of as well as cooperation with nature. We are only now beginning to discover the “dark” side of the civilization and still do not know the full effects that for example, a shape of homes have on our well-being, health and mental state.
Closely related to the spiral motion of everything from atoms to galaxies is the geometrical shape of torus. The scientists suggest that nearly every aspect of life is related to circular or, more precisely, toric shapes, therefore it would seem obvious to work in alignment and harmony with it when it comes to the activities of human beings.
Constructing such a structure which would be in accordance to nature and its laws would not only be inexpensive and effective, but it would also create a balanced environment to live in.
In this project, we were able to achieve a unique symbiosis of man and nature.
Open Source Dome. 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. And rocket stove which uses simple and well known processes of heat and gas circulation saving about 75% - 90% of energy.
We would like to invite you for cooperation!
We are looking for the Architects, Engineers, Permitting Personnel, Builders, Biologists and open minded free technology enthusiast to improve construction of our OS Dome Project.
has a number of unique benefits: construction affordability, healthy environment, disaster protection, energy savings, longevity, just to name a few.
The spherical shape of the dome provides its incredible strength. It’s the shape that allows stress from events such as tornadoes, earthquake tremors or sustained hurricane-force winds, to be shared evenly across all points within the sphere. Domes require significantly less building materials than regular structures. While they are made primarily of concrete and steel, they use much less of it compared to other buildings – up to 50-70% less. And because they are nearly indestructible, there may be no need for expensive replacement materials. Regular maintenance on monolithic domes is minimal, with energy and maintenance costs generally running 50% less than other conventional buildings. In fact, many studies have revealed that when amortized over 20 years, the energy savings of a dome often recoup a major portion of the facility’s original cost.
However we do believe that our design can save more than 80% of the energy absorbed by similar
The spherical nature of a Dome is one of the reasons for significant energy efficiency. Air flows naturally in a Dome. As the warm air rises to the top, it unloads heat into the shell. The heat then radiates back down the shell thus generating only a two to four degrees variance in temperature from the bottom to the top of the dome and there is simply less surface area per square metre to heat or cool. A dome has approximately one-third less surface area to the outside than a box-style structure.
Our Dome concept is fusion with an integral greenhouse - which is a powerful source of light and heat, and of course the source of fresh, organic food - more can be found in section Aquaponic Systems.
is a food production system that combines conventional aquaculture, with hydroponics in a symbiotic environment.
Aquaponics consists of two main parts, with the aquaculture part for raising aquatic animals and the hydroponics part for growing plants. Aquatic effluents, resulting from uneaten feed or raising animals like fish, accumulate in water due to the closed-system recirculation of most aquaculture systems. The effluent-rich water becomes toxic to the aquatic animal in high concentrations but these effluents are nutrients essential for plant growth. Although consisting primarily of these two parts, aquaponics systems are usually grouped into several components or subsystems responsible for the effective removal of solid wastes, for adding bases to neutralize acids, or for maintaining water oxygenation.
Typical components include:
* Rearing tank: the tanks for raising and feeding the fish;
* Settling basin: a unit for catching uneaten food and detached biofilms, and for settling out fine particulates;
* Biofilter: a place where the nitrification bacteria can grow and convert ammonia into nitrates, which are usable by the plants;
* Hydroponics subsystem: the portion of the system where plants are grown by absorbing excess nutrients from the water;
* Sump: the lowest point in the system where the water flows to and from which it is pumped back to the rearing tanks.
Depending on the sophistication and cost of the aquaponics system, the units for solids removal, biofiltration, and/or the hydroponics subsystem may be combined into one unit or subsystem, which prevents the water from flowing directly from the aquaculture part of the system to the hydroponics part.