The interior finish of a building envelope must exist in harmony with the use of the interior space. Some buildings require smooth, inconspicuous surfaces, while others can show hints of geometry and still others may need to express the structural framing. Projects created with Geometrica's Freedome® technology capitalize these concepts by allowing the chosen interior finish to be supported anywhere on the structure.
Comfort is valued most when missed. But no one needs to. Many thermal and acoustic options are available for Freedomes@, even on the most complex and demanding forms. So take a look and get comfortable.
Design professionals are comfortable with dozens of envelope alternatives for buildings with conventional, linear geometry. But such comfort may sometimes bend along with curvature. Free-form surfaces do prompt: "Can you clad that?", "Even with double-curvature?", "Will it fit my budget?". The short answers are likely "triple-yes".
Mining is a very important industry in Mexico. Silver, gold, lead, copper and zinc, among other minerals, are abundant in the country. Geometrica recently completed a pair of circular domes for Penoles in the state of Sonora, located in the north of the country.
Coal storage yards have traditionally been left in the open. Fuel stocks can extend over many acres and, in some cases, the stockpiles shift in shape as material is brought in and pushed around with heavy moving equipment. A typical power plant may stock 300,000 tons of fuel in yards extending over 11 acres (4.5 hectares).
At certain sites, covering large spans without any internal columns is a very tall order.
One example, the mega-tall dome at the Caserones copper mine in Chile. At 94m (308 ft) tall, it feels right at home among the peaks of the Andes. The dome is so tall that if it sprung from her island, Lady Liberty couldn't touch the apex with her torch!