Geodesic Dome Contruction Workshop
GEODESIC DOME BUILDING WORKSHOP (20-28 May / 9 days)
BUILD YOUR OWN GEODESIC DOME WITH EXPERIENCED MANUFACTURER FROM GLOBAL DOMES, Greece, GEORGE MICHALOPOULLOS
ATTENTION!!! GREAT NEWS - NEW PRICES!!!
MODULAR Participation opportunities for our exciting DOME WORKSHOP!!
*Registrations available NOW!!! Click HERE
MODULAR PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITIES - DOME CONSTRUCTION WORKSHOP MAY 2017
Responding to a lot of people wish to participate in the workshop some of the days, in specific modules/stages, we decided to break down the workshop in 3 modules/stages so that people can attend the module they like. Therefore, the prices for the modular participation are:
MODULE 1 / Phase A - Weekend 20 & May 21 € 65
MODULE 2 / Phase B - Monday 22/5 - Friday 26/5 € 150
MODULE 3 / Phase C - Weekend 27 & May 28 € 65
FULL WORKSHOP (9-days) €280
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GEODESIC DOME BUILDING WORKSHOP (20-28 May / 9 days)
BUILD YOUR OWN GEODESIC DOME WITH EXPERIENCED MANUFACTURER OF GLOBAL DOMES, Greece, GEORGE MICHALOPOULLOS
Learn how to design, construct and erect your own Geodesic Dome with steel tubes, wood, or recycled materials and use it for any of the following:
-Extra summer room, storage area or garage
-greenhouse or Aquaponics
-studio (yoga, fine arts, dance, meditation, etc.)
-shop, kiosk, pavilion
The nine days workshop (20-28 May 2017), will take place in three (3) modules/phases at “IEROKIPIO” Permaculture Land & Training Center, Mitsero.
Phase A - Weekend 20 & May 21
-Meet-Introduction- Overview of the seminar, a prologue of what will follow
-History of geodetic and other domes in architecture.
-Sacred Geometry-Meet the golden ratio phi (key step for designing geodesic domes). Calculation of the Golden Number f.
-Design by CAD programs. Construction of a rectangle with a ratio phi sides.
-Geometric design through CAD 5 Platonic solids
-Planning a geodesic sphere through CAD (using the actual dimensions of the structure to be made at IEROKIPIO)
-Completion of the design of the 9-meter Geodetic Dome to be built on IEROKIPIO. Select Step V (dome frequency). Sphere subdivision methods.
-Practical problems in building a Geodetic Dome. Methods of construction - tools.
-Preparing for the next day in the Engineering Workshop
-Manufacture jig for bending pipes.
Phase B - Monday 22/5 - Friday 26/5
Phase B of the workshop, will take place at a neighboring professional workshop with the necessary equipment, where the construction of the tubular frame will happen during the 5 days. Participants who may have a difficult time attending all 5 days of the frame construction that will happen at this period, (failure to obtain leave from work or family obligation), can upon request, simply attend a few hours to learn the process. This is possible because of four simple, repetitive tasks / steps that have to be made these 5 days. For more information regarding the Phase B, please contact us.
Phase C - Weekend 27 & May 28
-Solids design through CAD (Archimedean, stellated, ..)
-Use online calculators and open source software for the calculation and design of geodesic domes.
-Selection of projects for individual and collective models. Their design using CAD or online calculator
-Construction maquette (small dome construction - aprox. 10sqm.)
-Erecting the 9-meter Geodetic Dome tha we will construct at IEROKIPIO during the nine-day workshop.
Leading Teacher: George Michalopoullos, Greece
Facilitating Teachers: Gabriel Pandelis
Workshop Dates: May 20-28, 2017 (9-days -3 phases)
Venue: IEROKIPIO Permaculture Land & Training Center, Mitsero, Cyprus. For map please copy paste the following link: https://goo.gl/maps/UA1Lmuv4Z5Q2
Price for FULL Workshop: €280 - can be paid in instalments-please call us.
Price for Weekend Modules (Module 1 & 3): € 65 each
Price for 5-days Practical-Module 2: €150
Register & book your space – Limited Spots!: For Registration form click HERE or copy paste the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/8KnbBHVnDJWhwKgf1
What’s Included: Teaching Fees, Camping Facilities, Coffee, Teas, Snacks.
Not-Included: Meals are not included. Students can provide for their own meals individually or they can shop and cook collectively in available outdoor kitchen facilities situated at the venue. Alternatively we can arrange for a small daily fee to provide for you (please talk to us),or you can try the excellent local taverns.
Meals are not included. Students can provide for their own meals individually or they can shop and cook collectively in available outdoor kitchen facilities situated at the venue. Alternatively we can arrange for a small daily fee to provide for you (please talk to us),or you can try the excellent local taverns. In case you choose to eat with us, meals are vegetarian/vegan and are prepared daily fresh by our experienced cooking team with ingredients sourced from our organic garden or the surrounding local organic produce as much possible.
Accommodation: Camping (available camping facilities) or Rooms on nearby villages (on-demand).
*Accommodation is in student self-provided tents in our campground. If you want to camp but you don’ t have your own camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, etc.) please contact us and we will try to assist you accordingly. Campsite amenities are on flat ground and with clean compost toilets and solar heated hot showers, - internet wi-fi available.
We ask that you ensure that your toiletries, soaps, etc., are eco-friendly. That means free of any chemicals and labelled as such. Please ensure you bring your own towel.
There is not sufficient outside lighting system in the camp ground, so please bring a torch/flashlight.
During their free time, students can take the opportunity to explore the local area including the nearby villages and local markets with a diverse and interesting range of spots to visit and food to try. For more information, please contact us.
Weather specific clothing and camping gear is needed according to the time of year. Although this is a very nice micro-climate area with cooler temperatures than the rest of the island, have in mind that its Cyprus and its end of Spring,, so the temperatures during the days range usually from 25 to 30C, followed by cool evenings where quite high humidity is common.
We recommended that you bring along: protecting eyeglasses, work boots, torch, mosquito repellant, drinking bottle, good shade hat, sunglasses, long & short work pants, working gloves (if you have soft hands), and long sleeved cotton work shirts (to avoid sun burn). From our experience we advice that you dress in layers where you can add or remove accordingly.
Wireless internet will be provided for use in the class room or the eating area/chillout area. It is recommended that you bring with you an external hard disk, USB stick or any other media storage device as it will be of great use. We have tons of information to share with you and also file swapping between students is very common.
We strongly recommend that all our international students have comprehensive travel insurance for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal baggage, money and liability before travelling to Cyprus. Travel insurance is relatively cheap and can be purchased through a number of channels. Please speak with your travel agent for further details.
DIRECTIONS TO IEROKIPIO Permaculture Land & Training Center.
IEROKIPIO Permaculture Land & Training Center is located approximately 1.8 kilometers from the Village of Mitsero, 30 kilometers outside of Nicosia. The closest airport is located in Larnaca. There is also the option of Paphos airport with reasonable access to IEROKIPIO Permaculture Land & Training Center. For map please click here or copy paste the following link: https://goo.gl/maps/UA1Lmuv4Z5Q2
For more information please call at 00357-99650147 (Gabriel), or send an email at: