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Domes are surfaces that curve in two directions. The most common domes spring from a circular base and for that we call them "circular domes" at Geometrica, even if their cross-section is not circular. So the term "circular dome" differentiates domes on a circular base from Freedomes® that spring from bases of other shapes.

Geometrica Vaults

Vaults are structures that span in one direction only, such as arches or longitudinal cylinders, also known as barrel vaults. Vault spans begin at around 40m and can reach over 100m. Geometrica vaults have been used as sports facilities, transportation terminals, aircraft hangars and for environmental protection.

Vault Construction

Space Frame

Many applications require roofs or covers that are flat, or nearly flat. Space frames provide efficient solutions for these requirements. The most common space frame geometries are called "offset rectangular grids", "square on square space frames", or simply "square grids".

Space Frame Structure

But square grids have a couple of characteristics that may limit their use for the longest spans:

Thanks for Voting - We Won!

It is an unparalleled honor to receive the Architizer A+ Popular Choice Award, earned through public voting after a three-week campaign, for its façade structure in Fernando Romero's Soumaya Museum. Geometrica received the good news on April 1, 2014. Thanks to all that voted for Geometrica and the Museo Soumaya!

Free-form structures

 Free-form structures and domes can be used to cover large expanses of space in a variety of venues. Arenas, atria, museums, houses of worship, and industrial buildings all require large covered areas without intermediate columns. In order to realize these large structures effectively, design professionals should shape these buildings to take advantage of form both as a structural element and for architectural expression.  But few construction systems allow full geometric freedom and economic efficiency. Until now. 

Best shopping center in Singapore

Singapore is well known for its multicultural spirit and universal appeal to travelers--and great shopping. Mustafa Center, a multilevel shopping center, offers an intense, 24-hour-a-day shopping experience, with its myriad of interesting shops that attract more than 15,000 customers of many nationalities every weekend. Mustafa Center offers everything from fine fabrics to electronic devices to jewels. Its restaurants, too, offer a wide selection of cuisine. Crowning it all is a Geometrica dome.