Biodomes Creates Highly-Efficient And Alluring Geodesic Domes, Suited For A Variety Of Climates.
Based in Carei, Romania, the company Biodomes designs and manufactures custom, one-of-a-kind glass and metal geodesic domes. The goal of the company is to create structures whose function is as important as their form through a timeless, alluring design. From the ultimate eco-home to a futuristic geodesic glasshouse; from a visitor attraction piece to a recreational space; from an indoor pool to a stellar observatory; from a classroom to a science lab — the possibilities with biodomes are endless.
Aside from their appealing aesthetic, domes have many structural advantages. Geodesic shelters have been built around the world in varied climates and have proven to be a stronger, more efficient human shelter. Geodesic domes are extremely strong for their weight due to their omni-triangulated surface that provides an inherently stable structure with a natural resistance to external factors like earthquakes up to 8.5 on the Richter scale, winds up to 320 km/h due to the aerodynamic shape and loads up to 20 tons per point of structure. They additionally mirror the sun’s path, thus maximizing solar gain all day and all year.
The spherical design of the domes results in highly efficient and effective air circulation in both the summer and winter. Less surface area makes the buildings less susceptible to temperature changes, and thus, inexpensive to heat and cool as compared to rectangular homes. The aerodynamic exterior means that cold and warm air flows around the structure instead of forcing its way into the interior.
Biodomes offers over twenty different geodesic models and each can be made in different sizes, varying from 6 meters to over 20 meters in diameter, that has a 320-square-meter interior. The company employs high-end materials such as steel, aluminum alloys and laminated security glass that can be single, double or triple glazed. All the domes require a foundation and are non-moveable structures, and the company handles every aspect of the design and construction process in order to offer a turn key dome/house. The company also builds earth-sheltered domes, as well as the newer dome models with utilizing a hexagon shape instead of triangles.
All features are custom made, done to customer specifications, starting from the round door that provides excellent ventilation during the summer, the stone walls that act as thermal mass during the winter, the magnetic shades that can cool or protect from the cold depending on the season and the round grass steps that provide a very comfortable and green entrance.
For more information, visit www.biodomes.eu.