mixuro estudio de arquitectura constructs a communal geodesic dome mixuro estudio de arquitectura constructs a communal geodesic dome
jun 05, 2014

mixuro estudio de arquitectura constructs a communal geodesic dome

mixuro estudio de arquitectura constructs a communal geodesic dome
all images courtesy of mixuro estudio de arquitectura





channeling buckminster fuller, mixuro estudio de arquitectura has constructed a geodesic dome for a spanish celebration called the fallas. the five day ritual requires the surrounding community to come together in a series of religious, comedic, and historical processions ending with a climax where the structure is torched to the ground. participants were handed a survey so they could express their opinions, which were reflected by four colors that eventually became part of their own personalized kit within the community. once completed, the non-toxic pieces were brought for the plantà, the day that the construction starts at the site. after each triangle was placed in coherence with the assembly plan, the town celebrated as a bonfire inflamed the monument.



video courtesy of mixuro estudio de arquitectura

mixuro estudio de arquitectura communal geodesic dome
the area is filled with sand, transforming the place into a playground

mixuro estudio de arquitectura communal geodesic dome
all members of the community, including children, help construct the dome

mixuro estudio de arquitectura communal geodesic dome
different light effects are created as the sun moves throughout the day

mixuro estudio de arquitectura communal geodesic dome
detail of the cardboard tubes and coloured panels

the ‘mallera mayor’ starts the ritual of burning

the structure burns from the inside to the outside 

many neighbors came to the participatory workshop where the pieces of the falla dome were made 

stacks of assembled triangles put together by the community 

the dome was constructed from the top to the bottom 

instructions provided to the participants

assembly plan



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