We started with a few simple principles

...and applied them to everything.

 
 
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In 2013 Toby Vann and Michael Gates accepted a challenge to build a better mouse trap. Long time participants of the Burning Man festival, they wanted to eliminate many of the hassles associated with traditional methods of dome construction.

During the winter of 2013, they developed the Hub & Harness Network. Borrowing from Buckminster Fuller, they used elements of geodesic and tensegrity principles to create their unique, truncated icosahedral domes. In August 2013, they premiered the prototype dome, named the Archimedes Basket, at Burning Man to test their theories. This crowd-funded project was wildly successful, and paved the way for Archimedes Design, portable dome systems.