The bio-dome: the house of the future?
Human genius does not suffer from any constraint when it comes to innovating to strengthen its adaptability to its environment. The appearance of geodesic domes - also called bio-domes - is the response of this same human genius to the challenges of tomorrow in terms of housing and daily energy management.
A recent human adventure
The very first bio-dome in history made its appearance at the 1967 World's Fair in Montreal. The creators of this new type of structure had the idea of providing a daring response to the problems posed by classical architecture. Indeed, the purpose of geodesic domes is to reduce the energy consumption of a house and to make it safer in the face of the various natural disasters that can occur, all by making this approach part of sustainable development.
Get out of "square" thinking
The main strength of the house of tomorrow lies not only in its connectivity and intelligence, but also in its harmonization with its environment. In addition to being aesthetically pleasing, the bio-dome is an avant-garde ecological home that has several strings to its bow.
The bio-dome allows savings to be made from the outset on two central aspects: the materials used to contribute to its construction and the energy used to regulate the interior temperature. Indeed, first of all, it is important to emphasize that the structures of geodesic domes are made from aluminum bars or steel, as well as glass panels placed so as to give a spherical appearance to the house. Very resistant, these materials cost less than conventional materials such as concrete for example. In addition, the shape of the structure naturally makes it more resistant to bad weather and other environmental disasters. Then, thanks to the very nature of the structure, it is possible to proceed to a more intelligent thermal management based on a natural ventilation system to avoid as much as possible to use fossil fuels and thus, reduce its carbon footprint considerably. .
A healthy alternative at all levels
Inside the bio-dome, the air circulates more naturally unlike traditional houses. Studies show that these homes of the future consume up to 30% less energy for regulating indoor temperature. This is important news when we know that energy prices are increasing year after year, at the dawn of a major ecological transition.
The bio-domes are gradually establishing themselves as a choice to be considered, both for individuals and for the planet in general. Exactly 50 years after the appearance of the first prototype, is there still reason to doubt it?