Red rock dome home gallery, two new calculators, and the big winter storm
01 APRIL 2021

Red Rock Dome Home For Sale
Photo gallery of red rock dome for sale in Sedona, Arizona

Stunning is the only word for it. It is a massive, red-rock coated Monolithic Dome nestled among the red landscape of Sedona, Arizona. The house contains 10 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, a fitness room, a theater, a beautiful kitchen, and so much more. Used as a vacation rental, the home can host up to 22 people. Check out a beautiful gallery of the home and visit the realtor website because, yes, it’s for sale.

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How do you find the size of a bulk storage pile cover dome?

Normally we input diameter and height into a dome calculator and it returns the surface area, volume, and other useful measurements. For storage domes, it should also compute the storage capacity for a specific product. But what if we need it the other way around. If we know how much storage capacity we need, how big is the dome? That’s the question the pile cover storage calculator aims to find out.

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Dry Bulk Storage Sizer

Input the target storage capacity and it estimates the size and shape of the storage dome.

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Monolithic Dome exterior restoration in Florida

When my wife came across a Monolithic Dome for sale in Northern Florida, it was on the market at a very good price because of prolonged water damage when the stucco system covering the Airform had failed. Due to the design of the openings, the cracking of the stucco had allowed water to compromise all of the exterior stud wall structures at each door. With my background in engineering and our joint experience in renovating spaces, we felt we were up to the challenge of restoring the dome.

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Over the edge with vertical ellipsoids

Inflatable shapes are the basic components of Monolithic Dome design. If it inflates, it can be constructed … probably. There are two primary shapes that dominate dome design — the sphere and half-ellipsoid. However, these are not the whole design palette. Sometimes we need to go beyond the basics. or in this case, beyond half of the ellipsoid.

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Vertical Ellipsoid Calculator

A vertical ellipsoid dome has a circular base and an elliptical cross-section. This shape can create unusual buildings ranging from tall multi-story to wide UFO-like structures.

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New ‘Academic Papers’ section added to website

The Academic Papers section contains white papers, theses, monographs, dissertations, and other scholarly articles related to the Monolithic Dome, concrete dome, thin-shell, and curved architecture industry.

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Disaster Survivability paper

A detailed white paper on concrete dome survivability during hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes. Compares theoretical analysis with examples of domes surviving real world disasters.

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Wind Survivability paper

White paper demonstrating how standard concrete monolithic dome construction requires only marginal improvements to meet FEMA 361 requirements for tornado storm shelters.

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Rare winter storm wreaks havoc in Texas

Monolithic Domes are amazing. The insulation, coupled with the concrete’s thermal mass, creates an atmosphere that is hard to describe. Simply put, it feels the same today as it does in the middle of summer. If you set the thermostat at 70 (21°C), it just stays there. During the two-degree, 24 hour period, my heater ran for a total of 9 hours. This is a small heater, with only 30,000 BTUs. Most homes the size of mine have 100,000 BTU heaters, but even my neighbors with electricity struggled to stay warm with heaters running nearly 24/7.

Photos from the big winter storm …
Dome Living Book

Dome Living is a comprehensive planning guide. It includes invaluable know-how for anyone planning a Monolithic Dome home—no matter what style, size, or location. Ordering your very own copy of Dome Living is easy and fast! In just minutes, you can download this practical, informative ebook to your iPad, iPhone, Android Smartphone, Kindle Fire, any computer, or any device capable of displaying a PDF.

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Is there a dome in your area?

We are always looking for news about domes and curved architecture. Is there a dome in your area? Is one being built nearby? Are you building a dome and want to announce an open house, Airform inflation, or just want to brag about your building? Please, let us know. Just reply to this email and tell us all about it.

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