A Little Background Info
J. Poirier fell in love with this geometry and gave most of his adult life to it. But first, back in the early seventies, he designed 25 different snowmobiles for 3 companies . Then he designed cross-country skis in Finland and Canada, acquiring expertise in injected urethane foams and their production machinery. Later he applied this knowledge to the design of camping trailers, then motor homes, then mobile homes, all embodying rigid foam stressed skin panels. He later worked for a year on a concept of housing based on identical panels bolted together in each corner. This effort culminated in developing the machinery and building a plant called Archimede. Rhombododecahedral housing was born, made up of only two format of panels, both parallelograms of roughly 100 inches on all sides. He did have a short carreer in commercial architecture, but the simplicity of those 'space filling' shapes seemed to have gotten Poirier hypnotized till today, this time focusing on the benefits to the planet that are possible through the Archimede Institute he recently founded.