Patterning after Nature

Carbon is the first and lightest Group IV Element, and a primary Organic Element. It is created by Nuclear Fusion in stars, and exists as Carbon Dioxide and Carbonate Rocks here on Planet Earth, and is also universally incorporated into Living Systems as the primary structural Element.

A Fullerene is a carbon compound that is made up of 12 pentagonal and differing numbers of hexagonal faces. Fullerenes consist of even numbers of carbon atoms, with a range of from 32 to as many as 600 atoms. Fullerenes are the third form of pure carbon known to exist, after the network solids of diamond and graphite.

Fullerenes derive their name from the American architect R. Buckminster Fuller, whose geodesic dome design is similar to the molecular structure of C60. Buckminster fullerene, or buckyball, is the name applied to C60 itself.

C60 is an extremely stable compound; every carbon vertex (at the junction of one pentagon and two hexagons) is identical, resulting in an equal distribution of bonding strains. The molecule can withstand very high temperatures and pressures. The outer surface of C60 can react with a wide variety of atoms and molecules, yet its stable, spherical structure is maintained.




The Geodesic Dome is spherical in shape with the same hexagonal and pentagonal symmetries interfaced together to form a sphere


The Center Circle in the floor plan is a Golden Mean 1.618 harmonic progression of the shell diameter



Several Phi progression sub fractal related dimensions to the dome diameter




The Hallway leading to the center is a 1.618 ratio of 97" high by 60" wide



Angles on 2nd Floor Level are golden mean angle convergences from central progression



The Sphere of Quartz Crystal is in the center of the dome elevated so that the middle of the sphere is level with the top of the riser panels and within the foci of the parabola



Past the Crystal is the view through the 20 foot picture window which is framed in a hexagonal harmonic progression which the picture window is proportioned to.


Illustration below showing the relationships of 1.732 the square root of 3 within a Hexagon


The final simulated



Actual window completed 04-2006







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