collaborative team builds twin domes in an orchard using geodesic + adobe techniques
 

collaborative team builds twin domes in an orchard using geodesic + adobe techniques

 

in the spanish city of seville, two geodesic domes have been constructed in the orchard of a local school. while the smaller structure — made from PVC blinds — measures four meters in diameter, the larger wooden dome is twice this size, with an S-shaped bench made from adobe extending outside the enclosed space. as the relatively young plot lacked usable infrastructure, the intention of the project was to build a shaded area for student congregation.

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all images by fernando alda

 

 

the initiative — which was led by ctrl+Z and scenotekniaB — focused on two techniques: geodesic structures and superadobe. an important aspect of the project was education, allowing local people to learn new skills and construction methods. the larger dome was constructed in just two days, using 290 wooden boards taken from pallets to enclose a diameter of almost eight meters. the project was developed, and will be used by, both students and adults of a local neighborhood association.

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the wooden dome is eight meters in diameter

 

 

fireproof canvasing covers some of the polygonal openings, with strategically selected apertures left open. in this way, the design provides shade from the region’s hot sun, while ensuring constant lines of sight from the school building. inside the geodesic structure, the flooring — which has been elevated to avoid flooding — contains nearly 600 buried glass bottles filled with water. this method improves the ground’s thermal mass, which, in turn, stabilizes the floor’s temperature and helps regulate thermal comfort.

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an S-shaped bench is made from adobe

 

 

the entire process of construction is designed to be carried out with very simple constructions, so anyone who would like to participate, could have done it perfectly, since learning it cost less than five minutes,’ explains gianluca stasi of ctrl+Z. ‘this was the philosophy of the project, our goal, that everyone could participate.’ the scheme was developed as part of luces de barrio 2016. read more about the initiative on ctrl+Z’s website.

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the intention of the project was to build a shaded area for student congregation

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fireproof canvasing provides shade from the region’s hot sun

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the smaller dome (to the left) has been made out of PVC blinds

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the dome was constructed in just two days

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the flooring has been elevated to avoid flooding

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290 wooden boards taken from pallets were used to complete the design

 

 

project info:

 

project by: ctrl+Z’s (gianluca stasi) and scenotekniaB (begoña almenar benavent)
completed for: ‘luces de barrio 2016’ — ‘alumbra sevilla 2016’ program of the ‘área de hábitat urbano, cultura y turismo del ayuntamiento de sevilla’
curators: nomad garden
tellers: surnames
production: el mandaito

 

in collaboration with:
asociación verdes del sur
pepe lobillo eguíbar, juan manuel blanco cabrera, daniel francisco gutiérrez cabrera, alejandro ponce nieto, ángela de la cruz blanco cabrera, antonio grande rojo, francisca de asís blanco cabrera, josefina blanco cabrera, concha pacheco sánchez, julian trenado gómez, manolo vallejo molina, mercedes silva montes, pedro garcía polo, rosa garcía alvarez, eusebio bereginal casas, purificación cabrera, sergio rosado camacho, jenifer montalbán coca, francisco isidro ledesma

 

IES joaquín romero murube
with the participation of the students of the 2nd and 3rd years of the PMAR and their teachers
gloria rodríguez cano, juan antonio gonzález caballero, jorge herrero merino, jerónimo bracho alemán, belén caracena márquez, fco. javier gonzález sánchez

 

help and support for the implementation of the project:
javier navarro hidalgo, ignacio sánchez martín, javier moreno, horacio pérez real, antonio serrano jiménez, luca borsari, francisco del campo cortés, marco dalla bona, alex lahuella, manuel cantillana castro, tiziana de angelis, delvis leonor pérez saltarén, germán lópez mena, luciano auguri, patrik, alex, miguel…

 

thanks to: contenedor slow food restaurant, taberna – restaurante el rinconcillo, dos lunas teatro
opening guest artists: raúl cantizano, el pelícano mecánico (ignacio rodríguez llinares), la compañía de las máquinas de flamenco, ernesto ojeda

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