"Any time I'm standing under a domed roof, I think about how fun my life would be if I lived in a dome or sphere," said Ron Kelly, a 45-year-old Toronto resident. As a science fiction fan, Kelly has been influenced by the likes of Superman comics and Kurt Vonnegut books, where people live in dome-like structures. He also recalled the 20th century visionary and inventor Richard Buckminster Fuller waxing poetic about geodesic domes transitioning into the homes of the future.
"I like the idea of something being mathematically balanced on all sides," he said. "Tension and support that are totally evenly distributed. But also, they're round homes! How cool is that?"