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John 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,
More Basics SQUASHED DOMES,  STRETCHED DOMES, SUPER-SPHEROID, SUPER-ELLIPSOID, FREE-FORMS, FRAGMENTS,
John Rich's design, erection, construction & project management services.
J.RICH DOME SYSTEMDESIGN, ERECTION, CONSTRUCTION, MODELS
J.W.Rich 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
Houses John Rich's philosophy about dome houses, how he builds them, plans, details etc.
LIVING IN A DOME,   BEING PRACTICAL, SIMPLE DOME HOMES
Complex Domes SKETCHES & PLANS, WILSON DOME CAMERON DOME, WHITTON DOME, ROGER'S DOMEPRYKE DOME, MORE IDEAS 
Indoor Stadium MOVEABLE SURFACES, HOK SPORTS, INDOOR GRASS, 80M OPENING
10V SUPERELLIPSOID, DESIGN ISSUES TACOMA DOME
Dome Details PANEL FABRICATION, WINDOWS, WEATHER PROOFINGVENTILATION
Links Books about domes including "Timber Geodesic Domes" by John Rich (published 1983) and links to other worthwhile dome sites.
BIBLIOGRAPHY, "TIMBER GEODESIC DOMES",   DOME PICS, DOME SITE LINKS
How to get in touch with..... 
J.W.RICH & GEODESICS NZ,   MARK VERHOEVEN, ROB LUSHERNORM SMITH
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Please submit all questions and comments to geodesicsnz@geocities.com