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William Rich, of Auckland, New Zealand, has been designing and building
geodesic domes for 20 years, both in NZ and in Australia.
He has designed houses, churches, theatres, packing sheds, offices and other types of building as geodesic domes. To date 68 of his domes have been built
Many of his domes are non-spherical i.e. domes based on ellipsoids, super-ellipsoids and even free form amorphous flows of geodesic structure. These non-spherical shapes are possible because of his innovative but simple method of building geodesics which he calls "The J.Rich Dome System".
|The basic principles & jargon
of geodesics explained with diagrams, text & pictures.
ICOSAHEDRON, OTHER POLYHEDRA, OTHER SHAPES,
|SQUASHED DOMES, STRETCHED DOMES, SUPER-SPHEROID, SUPER-ELLIPSOID, FREE-FORMS, FRAGMENTS,|
|John Rich's design, erection, construction
& project management services.
J.RICH DOME SYSTEM, DESIGN, ERECTION, CONSTRUCTION, MODELS
|John Rich's background, the development
of his dome system and his interests
INTRODUCTION, BACKGROUND, A BUILDING PERMIT, DOME BUSINESS, DREAMS & SCHEMES, FAMILY, RUGBY UNION, TROUT FISHING, ASTRONOMY
Rich's philosophy about dome houses, how he builds them, plans, details
LIVING IN A DOME, BEING PRACTICAL, SIMPLE DOME HOMES
|SKETCHES & PLANS, WILSON DOME, CAMERON DOME, WHITTON DOME, ROGER'S DOME, PRYKE DOME, MORE IDEAS|
SURFACES, HOK SPORTS, INDOOR
GRASS, 80M OPENING,
10V SUPERELLIPSOID, DESIGN ISSUES, TACOMA DOME
|PANEL FABRICATION, WINDOWS, WEATHER PROOFING, VENTILATION|
|Books about domes including "Timber
Geodesic Domes" by John Rich (published 1983) and links to other worthwhile
BIBLIOGRAPHY, "TIMBER GEODESIC DOMES", DOME PICS, DOME SITE LINKS
|How to get in touch with.....
J.W.RICH & GEODESICS NZ, MARK VERHOEVEN, ROB LUSHER, NORM SMITH
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