Are & Be, Toronto, Canada
Canadian design specialists choose the Solardome® POD as the centrepiece of their garden project.
Are & Be, a landscape architecture firm based in Ontario, approached Solardome Industries as part of a large-scale garden project in Downtown Toronto.
Their team, headed up by co-owner Stephen Bauer, were looking for a structure that could be used as a sheltered sitting area, while complementing the garden layout and overall theme.
As part of the plan for the private urban yard, Are & Be were tasked with finding a structure that could be used as a focal point and outdoor garden room.
They discovered the Solardome® POD, which, due to its striking glass panels and geodesic structure, had the qualities to complement the look and shape of the garden – as well as the design flexibility.
“By using Solardome, we were able to add custom elements to the POD, thereby satisfying the client’s budget and requirements,” said Stephen.
Customer service from the Solardome staff was excellent and delivery was prompt.
“We added floating hexagonal steps, a plate glass door and mirrored film for extra daytime shading and privacy,” he added.
For added flair, the Are & Be team positioned the dome 18 inches above ground level and, in keeping with the geometric theme, added hexagonal steps up to it.
In safe hands
Are & Be also took advantage of Solardome’s self-assembly offering, as the Solardome® POD made the long trip across the Atlantic Ocean.
Despite being 12,000 miles away, Stephen and his team had confidence in Solardome’s long track record of delivering high-quality glasshouses across the world.
“Customer service from the Solardome staff was excellent. Delivery was prompt with all components arriving in tip-top condition,” praised Stephen.
The POD, which has also been shipped to the USA, Spain, Belgium and Saudi Arabia, was the second Solardome® geodesic dome to be installed in Canada.
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At a glance
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|The challenge||To provide a distinctive geodesic structure for an enclosed sitting area, as part of a backyard landscape project.|
|The solution||Solardome® POD|
|Specification||Diameter – 3.6m / 11’10”
Height – 2.2m / 7’04”
Area – 8.8m2