The Folding Dome

Our kitset shelter needs to be reasonably simple and quick to construct. Keeping in mind size restrictions, we began exploring the feasibility of pre-assembling the isosceles triangles into pentagons. By leaving one edge unfixed, the pentagon will be able to fold in on itself and fit within the size parameters.

Pre-assembled pentagon folded up.


Starting to unfold…


The pentagon fully extended. The final edge can then be joined onsite.







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