Peoples Meeting Dome by Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen

Disassembling The Dome

Canadian architects Kristoffer Tejlgaard and Benny Jepsen have slightly altered the mathematical elements of a geodesic dome to form a new modular pavilion.

To generate ideas for future housing, the architects adapting the triangular composition of a standard dome to enclose a kitchen, bar, dining area and stage for a temporary installation.

By using different sized triangular frames with both spherical and perpendicular surfaces, a new lattice form was birthed from that of a traditional geodesic dome. The result is a method of construction that allows surfaces to be extruded, scaled, pushed and pulled while maintaining logic.

Through this altered composition, small niches and crevices opened. Custom-made steel footings connect the wooden frame, made of locally-sourced pine. Steel nodes were made to fit standard rafter sizes of 2x4 and 3x6 inch timber, making the whole design movable and adaptable.

The façade's curved surfaces are covered with recycled wood panels, creating opaque faces. Perpendicular surfaces made of PVC film allow light to enter while opening views to the outside. The project was commissioned by BL (Denmark Public Housing) for the Peoples Meeting in Denmark.

Photos courtesy of Kristoffer Tejlgaard & Benny Jepsen.

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