I choose to live in a geodesic dome
Geodesic domes are the ideal structures to create a bioclimatic home, but what is it and what conditions must a bioclimatic home meet?
There are many factors to take into account when carrying out the construction of a bioclimatic house, from the study of the solar path, to the thermal capacity of the house, its shape or the possibilities of insulation.
A bioclimatic home is one that, through its architectural configuration and taking advantage of natural resources, is able to satisfy the environmental and thermal needs of the people who live in it, avoiding the consumption of conventional energy as much as possible.
The 10 most important keys of a bioclimatic geodesic dome
1: Materials: Wood in structure and bamboo carpentry with low environmental impact, recyclable, reusable and treated with non-toxic products. Exterior and interior paints with natural resins, lime and silica. Cellulose insulation.
2: Orientation: Making the most of the sun is its main objective. Therefore, the circular shape allows the windows to be placed to take advantage of the sun in winter and reduce it in summer. The most suitable orientation of the windows for this purpose is to the south.
3: Clean energy: Energy obtained from photovoltaic and wind installations, as well as geothermal energy through a Canadian well.
4: Shape: The architecture of the bioclimatic home must adapt to the natural environment to obtain maximum energy efficiency. Geodesic domes give us an organic shape that blends in with natural spaces, as well as allowing the perfect orientation. Homes with original and exclusive designs.
5: Insulation: Geodesic domes are ideal as an energy efficient home. The possibility of placing insulation on the entire surface of your roof (walls and ceiling), without thermal bridges or corners. Likewise, the soil is isolated to avoid the capillarity of moisture from the earth. Cellulose is used for its high insulating value. The windows with 4 panes and three chambers provide great insulation. All this minimizes the thermal changes and the loss of internal temperature to the maximum.
6: Windows: Triangular windows with four glasses and three chambers with argon gas and solar protection, creating a glass wall of a total of 8.5cm. The triangular geometry endows the windows of the domes with great resistance and originality.
7: Ventilation: To preserve temperatures in summer and winter. The key to air conditioning the home and maintaining temperatures inside the house is with ventilation.
8: Water: Using water collection and recycling systems is a priority in a sustainability project.
9; Garden: the choice has to fit with the home in general. A good and adequate design choosing the native species.
10: Habitability: Creating personal designs knowing the habits and needs of the inhabitants of the house is essential for the success of a project.