Shell, tube, truss structure seastead cluster…related thread: http://www.seasteading.org/forum-list/topic/oceanic-concrete-sphere-habitat/
Kat, I just try to point to sites where a theme has been explored earlier to avoid the repetition of threads. Forum users who are not aware of those earlier discussions can read it and catch up. So we can focus on “new developments”.
Many of the old threads has been terribly sidetracked and repetitive so that it is actually necessary to put the relevant passages in context and cut out the sidetracking comments. All this is part of a intent to get the forums back to the frontpage from where they where removed a couple of years ago due to their “intelectual deterioration”. I created most of those forums to keep track of the overall discussion process myself.
Rion Antirion as general “how to do it model” for oceanic shell building.
You may probably want to rethink the idea of a “glass facade is the hull concept” on the ocean with a Draupner Wave or a ship bow slamming into it… Always consider pure window fronts as a feature that needs to be applied with the option of break without catastrophic consequence for the structure in case of a Draupner Wave or an accident.