Octagonal Cell Dome Gallery 

Click on the thumbnails on the left to show expanded images here.

These are images of an octagonal cell geodesic sphere.

The geometry is the same as that used by Fuller - in his Yomiuri Inagamachi Golf Club Field House dome in Japan.

There's a picture of that dome here.

Another photo is here.

The structure is based around an octagonal unit cell.

There are a couple of points of merit about this construction:

  • One is that the resulting octagonal unit cells represent possible one of the most attractive targets for prefabricated design - in the universe of large domes.

  • The other is that the standard construction for turning an octagon into a tensegrity is relatively attractive when applied here.

Several variations are presented - the triangular layer can be on the inside or the outside, the tensegrity construction is illustrated and views from inside and outside are given.

Construction technique was similar to Eden-style domes - though starting with a high frequency icosahedron - rather than the dual of one.

Some associated .SPR model files can be found here.

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