Rory Hyde 

Bin Dome

National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, 2013


Made of 1,000 Ikea rubbish bins, this geodesic dome refers to Melbourne’s history of experimental architecture and utopian thinking to create a generous public space. 

Inspired by the architect Roy Grounds, who in the early 1960s created a geodesic dome made out of rubbish bin lids on his property in coastal NSW.  

Covered in ‘air plants’ (epiphytes), the dome also seeks to return a garden to the centre of the gallery, which was removed as part of renovations in 2003.

Thanks to

Amy Silver, Ed Hyde, Toby Pond, Vaughan Howard, Eugene Howard, Darcy Zelenko, Dharman Gersch, Ziga Testen, Darragh O’Brien, Aiman Ahmad, Tim Black, Jon Anderson, Vicbeam, Kevin O'Connor, Paul Beale, Jess Perry, Nicole Montiero, Don Heron, Mark Patulo, Adam Graf, Max Delany and Tony Ellwood.


 ‘Rory Hyde unveils pleasure dome’ – Sydney Morning Herald

 ‘Melbourne Now’ – Architecture Australia

 Broadsheet

 Bin Dome Dance Party