WS: self-construction of a geodesic dome

 

Note: This article reflects only a specific workshop program, realized in 2012. I leave some images as links to know concrete results of the application of this technique and the investigation from where they come from. I specially suggest to read the last summer Easa Festival workshop’s post, where you’ll find a video resume and plenty of updated graphic material. We are currently organizing new workshops starting spring 2015. If you are interested in organizing a workshop in Europe or Latin America please contact us at: info@control-zeta.org
The activities can be developed equally in English, Italian or Spanish.
 
 
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ATTENTION: THIS PROPOSAL IS THE RESULT OF A COLLABORATIVE PROCESS BETWEEN CTRL+Z AND DIFFERENT ACTORS. TO UNDERSTAND IT CORRECTLY I INVITE YOU TO GET CLOSE TO THE OTHER DIRECTLY INVOLVED SUBJECTS: NO SOLO PAJA (MASSANES).

Richard Buckminster Fuller

October 8 to 13. Massanes, Girona.

Learn how to build a dome from recycled pallets wood.
“Doing more with less” This idea inspired Richard Buckminster Fuller to invent the geodesic dome in the 50s. The relationship between floor area and materials makes it the most efficient among all structures. Could be your greenhouse, workshop or home!

NoSoloPaja and Ctrl + Z join again after the last workshops in Mexico. We offer our experience as professionals in the field of bio-architecture, renewable energy, recycling and conversion of materials, to train people with desire to rethink the way of imagining their spaces and the local production of their energy.

green technologyThe workshop will be held in the laboratory and headquarters of NoSoloPaja in Massanes, Girona.
It is offered free accommodation in the straw bale house, with comfortable mattresses, but there is also the chance to stay in hotel at about 15km.
The food is not included, but we will make available, to those who wish, a comfortable kitchen and a wood oven.
At the end of the day the relax will be provided by the sauna-bath of NoSoloPaja.

We understand the workshop as an interesting adventure where we will learn not only to build an architectural space with our hands, but also enjoy the pleasant environment where we live, with its forests and the river.

The workshop will be organized in 6 days of intensive work, every day 2 hours of theory will be given and 6 will be devoted to the development of practical tasks. Once the work day will be over, a documentary on topics related to the covered topics will be screened.

To ensure quality of care to each participant available places have been limited to a maximum of 10 students.

The teachers team will consist of: Michele Pecoraro and Joseph Ferrera NoSoloPaja architects and Gianluca Stasi Ctrl + Z.

The workshop will cover the following topics:

>Foundation:

  • Tires (Earthship style) and the superadobe (Cal-Earth style) techniques will be presented and we’ll implement the foundations with one of them.

>Geodesic structure:

  • We’ll present the main concepts and the use of the tools available so that everyone can learn how to design his dome.
    The practical part will consists in the construction of a knot-less dome (5.6m diameter, 3.3m hight) from wood pallet.

>Alternative Energies:

  • Radiators and hot water using solar energy.
  • Fast wood oven, efficient cooking and heating with wood, oldest known energy: fire.

>Energy efficiency:

  • Choose the more efficient orientation (passive solar system).
  • Natural insulation (straw).
  • Underfloor heating system powered by solar water heater and/or wood stove.

The workshop is designed to develop every day a different subject area. Students may choose the days they want to join, but precedence will be given to those who prefer to assist the full workshop. The total cost of the workshop will be 300 €, for registration or more information contact us at: info@control-zeta.org
The workshop will be held mainly in Spanish.

Some photos of NoSoloPaja headquarter:

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