Monday, December 8, 2008


By using a basic model constructed with one spline with 4 points on the base and two curves linked to a mobile center, I constructed a dome capable of changing its shape by moving the base and the center point; allowing us to modify the basic shape, the total height and the position of the dome’s center.

The main structure is integrated by two domes, the inner dome has an offset from the outer one that it is also adjustable in the base, and can change the thickness of the elements built between these two domes. After drawing isocurves, I created components that integrate hexagons that distribute the loads from the top to the bottom supported by constrains from the upper and the bottom rings.

Here is a short Top Solid video of the dome.
Supervisors: Marta Male-Alemany
Author: Mariana Paz Castellanos