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Rounded Bottom

In Critical Path, a profound, perhaps essential work, Buckminster Fuller explains much of the physics in plain English. If I recall correctly, the lower portion of his prototype living dome is submerged, but does not contain the full dome shape. It is shaped more like the bottom of an Apollo command module, perhaps a little more rounded, and is designed to evenly distribute the shock from earthquakes and to withstand hurricane force winds.

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