On the Quercy plateau

Domes


One will meet also two domes on causse
each one having its charm
and its technical originality.

It is a mushroom of the kind " Boletus " who pushed there under the trees, a cupola posed on vertical walls, a sweet small home.

The structure of the cupola is simpler: amounts which radiate since the node by breaking up the half-sphere into " orange sections ".
How to carry out curved amounts? While taking as a starting point Philibert Delorme. An assembly sandwich of boards low length, recut here in their width while following the radius of curvature

A pebble central pillar
supports the structure of the floor
Not far from there, less intimist and more spectacular we can see a geodesic dome of almost 12 meters in diameter than his inhabitant and constructor would not exchange for another model.
A light and air structure of wood weaves its rhythm on the sky.
A single space bubble.
A linen (bidim) fastened on the outside and a polyurethane projection form the insulating and tight hull. Foam created a decoration marbled inside, nothing to add.
A large arc of circle of double glazings is spread for the sight of the landscape.
For Jean-Michel geodesic is a statically the best and fast architecture to build. But his job leaving him only little time, this dome was worked out from time to time, it is always in installation.

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The top of the dome was raised. Carried by a central pillar, like a metal hand in offering, a small room above the trees opens on the sky.
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