Geodesic House

Interior of the enclosure, complete with pines and a small pond.

Front view, the pond is more visible.

Aerial view of the enclosure. This was an earlier, "bare" version.

Geodesic domes are always interesting to work with, whether it is for a small greenhouse or for a fictional enclosure. Here is a controlled environment under a geodesic dome in the midst of a desert like scene. Creating the dome took some calculations. A good tutorial on how to figure out the dimensions of the triangular frames can be found here. To find the meeting points in SketchUp, instead of using a compass like shown in the video, two intersecting circles with the proper radii were used instead. This model was created using SketchUp7, rendered in Vray, and finished using GIMP.