Our Geodesic Dome Frames

EKODOME is a geodesic dome frame design that allows you to build better and sustainable spaces. With our patent-pending aluminum profiles, you will easily create multipurpose spaces and have the flexibility to cover the frame with any solid panel or membrane.

 

What's different in
Ekodome Frames?

The Problem

Covering the geodesic dome frames built with flat surface struts is a challenge for dome builders.

The drawback is the irregular angles of the interconnecting surfaces. Without manipulating the surface angles of the struts, placing solid panels precisely on them is not possible due to the geodesic dome’s mathematics. 

Our Solution

Extruding aluminum T profiles with dual angles.

The new design will enable a precise triangular bed for the panels, a 90-degree screwing ability, and two 180-degree flatbeds for a strong connection with the hubs. We want to create a great experience for all with this new frame design.

EKODOME FRAMES KEY FEATURES

SUSTAINABLE STRUCTURE:
100% Recyclable Aluminum Profiles

We chose aluminum, a 100% recyclable and sustainable metal for our frames. It takes up to 95% less energy to recycle it than to produce primary aluminum, limiting emissions, including greenhouse gases. Today, about 75% of all aluminum produced in history, nearly a billion tons, is still used. You can demount and reinstall this everlasting frame for years.

READY TO MOUNT ANY SOLID PANEL:
Precision Extruded Frame Elements

We have designed our frames ready to mount triangular panels cut out of any material. Our patent-pending T profile aluminum struts extruded at multiple angles unites with aluminum hubs perfectly. Wood, metal, plexiglass, aluminum, plywood, composite, biocomposite, recycled plastic, or any variants of these solid panels will fit perfectly as the covering material.

WEATHERPROOF:
Integrated EPDM Seal

From the very beginning, we aimed for a watertight structure when the panels were installed correctly. We made our profile design accordingly. An EPDM seal (with biodegradable elements added if possible) with superior resistance to heat, water, ozone, UV, and weather conditions will be provided with the frame kit. We also made room on the profile for those who prefer to use silicone or similar sealants.

LIGHTWEIGHT & STURDY:
High Strength to Weight Ratio

Aluminum is one of the lightest engineering metals, having the strength to weight ratio superior to steel. Our frame strength comes from not only precision-cut durable aluminum profiles but also from the solid panels you can easily mount. We designed the struts to hold panel thicknesses up to 0,78 inches with +50% tolerance.

YET AFFORDABLE:
For us, for all!

We are not the only company designing or manufacturing geodesic domes. We appreciate the great work of all who introduce these remarkable structures. But we want to create a new category: Affordable, Sustainable, Easy to Install, Lightweight. We know the market; we know it is affordable, but it is not just about the numbers. It is the experience we offer as a value.

What is a geodesic dome?

A geodesic dome is a hemispherical form in which triangular or polygonal surfaces formed by planes or frame elements are in large-scale tension and distribute the stresses on the structure. It was developed in the 20th century by American engineer and architect R. Buckminster Fuller to quickly form a sturdy and lightweight construction that can be placed directly on the ground.

LIGHTWEIGHT AND STURDY

HIGH STRENGTH TO WEIGHT RATIO

Aluminum is one of the lightest engineering metals, having the strength to weight ratio superior to steel. Our frame strength comes from not only precision-cut durable aluminum profiles but also from the solid panels you can easily mount. We designed the struts to hold panel thickness up to 0,78 inches with %50 tolerance.

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