Richard Buckminster Fuller was an American architect, designer, engineer and inventor, the father of modern domed housing construction.
He proposed a revolutionary for his time idea of a domed, fully autonomous residential building, which had a minimum consumption of resources thanks to the devices invented by the author and was supposed to solve the problem of affordable housing in post-war America. The house proposed by the inventor never gained mass distribution – only two copies were made, but the very idea of honeycomb-type domed structures or geodesic domes is actively used in architecture.
The technology for building domed houses is different for everyone. “For example, our Dobrosfera is, in fact, a children’s designer. Beams with patented locks, dowels and struts. Gather tier by tier in a circle. The sheathing gives the houses monolithic strength. The layout is completely free. The advantage of such buildings is the ease of assembly, anyone can assemble them. In addition, such buildings have a minimum amount of wood per frame per square meter of usable area,” commented Vadim Tarasov, founder of the Dobrosfera company.
The advantage of round houses is considered to be good energy saving due to the minimum wall area. If in such a house suddenly there are not enough corners, temporary partitions can be put up, then the sphere will turn into a square, Morozov specified. “This technology is popular with completely different people, both young people and retirees. They buy houses-spheres from Sakhalin to Kaliningrad and from Yakutsk to the Crimea. They are also in demand in Canada, Germany, Turkey and the Baltic states,” said the founder of Dobrosfera.
The minimum cost of the designer, from which it will be possible to assemble such a round house, is 66 thousand rubles. for 1 sq. m, said Tarasov. He emphasized that the cost varies depending on the area and material.