A wooden dome created for debate, designed by Bureau Detours

A dome built by Bureau Detours to debate public housing in Denmark

A dome built by Bureau Detours to debate public housing in Denmark

A dome built by Bureau Detours to debate public housing in Denmark

This dome, designed by Bureau Detours, was built in the Danish town of Alligne. The dome is a temporary space designed to host debates about the Danish public housing system, the same agency that commissioned the dome’s construction. Now that the dome is up, there is a movement to keep the dome permanently. If kept around, I’m not sure if the dome would age gracefully or not; maybe that’s beside the point. For now, the city has a pretty exciting place to debate what is perhaps not a very exciting subject. It’s funny to see such formal complexity finished with simple timber boards, but the effect of light filtering through the boards is quite nice.