. . . And It’s Called the Heliodome
Wouldn’t it be grand to live in a house that is also engineered to efficiently harness energy from the sun, wherever your location might be? Today when going green and being environmentally conscious and responsible are catch words to live by – if we want to take care of Mother Earth – the technology and science behind the Heliodome cannot be more important than it is today. It gives us a way to effectively make the most out of the sun’s energy to enhance our life that’s in tune with nature. That goes too for other alternative energy sources such as wind power, hydroelectricity, bio-fuels, geothermal energy and hydrogen energy, to cite the more popular ones.
Aesthetically, the Heliodome looks quite futuristic and sculptural, somewhat like a spaceship that crash-landed on Earth and burrowed into the ground due to impact; or a gigantic stalagmite that pushed up and out of the ground. Or it can be likened more closely to a life-size sundial on which the Heliodome was based. It’s mystifyingly beautiful, awe-inspiring and looks great in any location because of its imposing height and proportions. Now take a look at these photos and tell us what you think on our Facebook Page!
The passive solar house Heliodome is a fixed architectural volume. Its position and shape are determined by the trajectory of the sun in its annual and daily cycle. The building embraces the sun’s rays from sunrise to sunset, feeding on its energy and redistributing it in the form of living comfort. In this way, the Heliodome is, by its bioclimatic architecture, before all else a reconciliation of man with nature.
The north face of the structure (the sloping roof) is designed by the trajectory of the sun during the winter solstice whereas during the summer solstice, the course of the sun follows the south facing glass facade.
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