|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.