designing a geodesic house (part 1)

Some badass design science:

Data Scientist plans to leave the suburbs for the sci-fi, design-science life off the grid, which motivated the hydroponics work featured in the DIY hydroponics post. Here our hero starts designing a suitable geodesic house.

Start with an icosahedron:

Divide each face into smaller, equal-sized triangles:

Project the points (triangle intersections) created in the last step onto the unit sphere while preserving the chord pattern:

Truncate the sphere at the equator:

Import the resulting set of points and chords into a CAD program (in this case QCAD) to enable further design work:

Source code

The code used to create the above images is embarrassingly messy at the moment. A future post will publish the code, after it gets cleaned up and better documented.

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