Our Frames

Archimedes Design's dome frames are known for simplicity, speed and ease. Even or largest domes kits set up in under an hour. Our unique step and repeat process mean you can't pick up a wrong part, and you won't need tools for assembly. You spend less time setting up your space and more time enjoying it!

Every part of our dome frames and finishes are handmade in our workshop in Brooklyn NY. We proudly stand behind all of our products and offer unwavering customer and community support.


How They Work

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All aspects of the festival customer's time-line were considered in designing this dome frame. Set-up, strike, packing, transport, cleaning, ease of repair, and storage were ALL considerations in our design process.

Our domes shape is a truncated icosahedron, familiar as the pattern of white hexagons and black pentagons on a soccer ball. We chose this geomoetry for its simplicity-- equal side lengths and isometry (sameness) of the vertices.That mean all the poles are identical in length.  And all the poles intersect in the same way, so a single hub-design can be used at all intersections. You can't pick up a wrong piece!

The last element element in our revolutionary frame system are the tensioning harnesses. This unique innovation allows us to eliminate 2/3 of the steel necessary to construct a traditional geodesic dome. And it allows for remarkably quick set-up times. No additional fasteners are needed.

All of this affords our system a Set-up Time to Enclosed Area ratio that's difficult to beat. 

 


Frame Sizes

Starting with one of our three standard frame sizes, we begin to trick out your temple using our materials knowledge and pattern archive. We will custom make your temple in a matter of days. And it won't require you to rob the treasury!

Archimedes Design dome frames come in three sizes the Scout (small), the Nomad (medium) and the Lodge (large).

Like what you see?

Shade Kit
Frame: Scout
Shade Stars: Red

Contact us today to get started on your dream temple. Each dome is made to order. If you're in the market for a festival dome, and you're on a deadline, don't wait. Lead times can vary based on degree of customization and time of year. Get in touch with us now!

If you are a Burning Man theme camp organizer, don't wait until August to get in touch with us. We produce the domes as quickly as possible, but all parts are made to order, on a first come, first served basis.