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geodesic dome assembled from discarded 100% post-consumer waste, fold back clips, offcuts, wood, pulleys, polyester rope, steel wire, chain
The initial impetus for constructing the geodesic dome was little more than sheer curiosity to build it and an appreciation for the beauty of its underlying geometry.
Three-quarters of the way into the production of the dome — cutting isosceles and eqilateral triangles from found, recycled cardboard boxes — it became apparent the substantial amount of offcuts this generated.
At the dome’s completion, all its cardboard offcuts were gathered, stacked in a pile and suspended from a pulley system attached to the dome.
It was only then discovered that, connected to the by-products of its own production, the dome was lifted off the ground and humiliatingly held in equilibrium by its own waste.