Ekinoid: 3D-Printed Model
This model comprises over 250 pieces: the majority of these have been produced using 3D printers, CNC routing or Laser cutting, in conjunction with the Fablab at Falmouth University.
Ekinoid: 3D Renders Gallery
The first four renders below show the basic shapes and main structural components of the home: a sphere (built around eight "ribs"), three structural-support floors, a central structural column descending to the ground, three/four (part-structural) supporting/levelling columns attached on the outer ri m of the largest horizontal circle (the main floor).
The remaining renders give more of an idea of how Ekinoid homes might look in real life.
Living Area: the two main floors
The two central floors are the living area of the sphere (the higher main floor is for daily activity: lounge, dining room, kitchen, office, the lower main floor for a bathroom and two/three bedrooms); the highest area and lowest area would be used for general storage, placement of generators, batteries, utility equipment etc.