Where Geodesic Domes Come From

Geodesic domes are cheap, strong, light and graceful but little information is available on small domes. This article is intended to help fill the information gap by explaining the theory on which domes are based, and to encourage you to try designs of your own.

Figure 4: geodesic diagram.
Figure 4: geodesic diagram.
Illustration by the MOTHER EARTH NEWS staff