A zome is a building using geometries different from the typical house or building, which is normally one or a series of rectangular boxes. The word "zome" was coined in 1968 by Steve Durkee, now known as Nooruddeen Durkee, combining the words dome and zonohedron. One of the earliest models became a large climbing structure at the Lama Foundation.
Zometool is a construction set toy manufactured by Zometool, Inc. According to the company, Zometool was primarily designed for kids. Zometool has also been used in other fields including mathematics and physics. For example, aperiodic tilings such as Penrose tilings can be modeled using Zometool. Both the building and the learning tool are the brainchildren of inventor-designer Steve Baer, his wife Holly, and associates.
The term "Zome System" refers to the mathematics underlying the physical construction system.