|What is a zome?
A large family of geometric volumes that can be built and
which give self-supporting volumes without the need for internal
supports. Volumes in which we can live taking advantage of all the
space. Beauty of the lines, roundness of the dome, polygonal plan,
absence of right angles.
The ones we build are composed of diamond facets and rest
on a flat floor by triangles or vertical walls. We may want a single
volume or combine several zomes together to give large areas. Large
from the inside, the zomes seem small from the outside and blend into
Their structure, like a skeleton, and the organization of
the facets in a balanced form give them an astonishing rigidity, which
allows the use of wood of small sections and short lengths. Enveloping
structure that can be covered, dressed or filled as desired. This
quality and the compactness of the form lead to a serious saving of
Types of zomes
A zome wears identical diamond
crowns and according to this number (4, 5, 6 ... and more) we will
speak of zome 4, zome 5, zome 6, ...). We call this the order of the
zome. A zome of small dimensions will be satisfied with a low order
number (or a small number of facets). Conversely, if you want a large
surface zome, you will have to adopt a larger model, so with a large
number of facets which will give a more rounded volume.
With this number, other parameters (the more or less pointed shape, the
addition of an additional facet area, etc.) can play to give a large
variety of volumes responding to the diversity of ground planes or
of zome spaces
- the zome offers a beauty of lines
in double spirals of a great esthetics, a volume where one breathes.
Its round shape frees the imagination.
- the construction and installation of a zome is fast and
does not require specific or expensive tools. The parts and elements
built are light and adapted to your strengths.
- with its static qualities, the organization and the
connection of its facets, a zome is anti-seismic: even if with a strong
tension or during a violent shock an element breaks, the zome would not
- with its aerodynamic shape, it offers little wind
resistance hence less loss.
- you can easily link several zomes together to obtain
large spaces or, from a single volume, add thereafter other volumes
(zomes or more conventional spaces).
- a zome is easy to heat and well suited for cold
climates, no angle blocks the internal circulation of air.
- by a judicious establishment, the organization of spaces
and the choice of materials, a zome lends itself to become an
ecological and bioclimatic building (in particular, and unlike volumes
with rectangular plans, it is not dependent on mono-orientation).
Zome and energy
A zome is not a neutral
architecture but a pure form, dynamic and charged with symbols
(rhombus, spirals, ...) which combines the energies of man and the
cosmos. It amplifies the etheric body. Various models of zomes have
been tested by people competent in geobiology or effects due to forms.
It seems that
- these effects are more important for zomes with high
numbers of facets (large number of order)
- even number zomes are softer
- the zomes resting on the ground by vertical walls have
balanced energies and can be adopted as dwellings
- odd-order zomes resting on the ground by triangles
returning towards the center are more energetic and must be used for
temporary occupations. They are well suited as places of creation
(design, artistic activities, personal development, therapies, ...)
What will a zome be used for?
As this is an easy to build space
(for the little ones), pleasant, modular and scalable, you can design
it for whatever you want: from your dog's kennel, the aviary for your
birds, a workshop, a shelter tools or materials, a greenhouse
as additional room
and of course as a full-fledged habitat for older children.