Monolithic Dome homes for sale in Hawaiian valley, Florida beach, and Alabama forest hills. New horizontal ellipsoid calculator. New and old dome gymnasiums.
01 FEBRUARY 2022

A T-Rex in a Dome Calculator
On a hill, among the rocks and trees, sits a splendid Monolithic Dome home — for sale

Beverly and Kenneth Garcia are selling their Monolithic Dome home, the wonderfully named Sweet Dome Alabama. This amazing house is built on a hillside — 140-feet above the valley floor — on 45 acres surrounded by a forest near New Hope, Alabama. The combination of woodsy interior and tri-dome shape make this home both futuristic and rustic.

Tour this forest home …
‘Forgotten Coast’ beach house

Margaret Clayton is selling her Monolithic Dome home, Golden Eye. Set on Beacon Hill near Mexico Beach, Florida, the house is caterpillar shaped to fit the narrow lot. Traffic in front of the house is light even though it is only one street back from the busy beach road. It’s also an easy walk to two public access paths to the beach.

Life on a beach …
Hawaiian dome home

Snuggled on an acre of a hidden slice of paradise with breathtaking views in Waimea Valley on Kauai, it’s surrounded by an abundance of history and natural beauty. The open floor plan offers two bedrooms and two and a half baths upstairs as well as two outdoor hot water showers.

Dome home in paradise …
Hard math, made easy, when calculating a horizontal ellipsoid

What are the areas and volume of a horizontal ellipsoid dome? There isn’t an easy answer. Spherical domes have well-defined formulas. Vertical ellipsoids are symmetrical. But tip an elliptical dome on its side, and measuring it gets a whole lot harder.

More about making math easy …
Horizontal Ellipsoid Dome Calculator

The MDI Horizontal Ellipsoid Calculator is for an ellipsoid dome with an elliptical base. Results include the dome surface area, surface distance, and volume along with the floor perimeter and area.

Try our new calculator …
Spencer, WI, school dedicates new gym and arts center

The small town of Spencer, Wisconsin, dedicated a new Monolithic Dome gym and arts facility this past weekend. The dome was part of a $5.9 million upgrade to the high school with FEMA providing $2.9 million as a grant to construct the dome as a shelter-in-place facility during severe weather.

See the open house …
Throwback: Why Avalon chose a Monolithic Dome gym

Twenty years ago, the school board in Avalon, Texas, broke ground on a new Monolithic Dome gymnasium. It would be more than just a place for playing ball, it became a classroom, concert hall, community center, and — when necessary — a storm shelter. No wonder it’s called the Avalon Multipurpose Center.

Amazing gym for an amazing school …
Avalon open house

While the population count of Avalon, Texas may be in doubt and small, its pride and interest in their school is not. Most recent proof of that is Avalon’s new Multipurpose Center, for its 250 students in pre-kindergarten to Grade 12.

Revisit Avalon …
Avalon construction journal

The construction process of the Avalon Multipurpose Center in Avalon, Texas. Design includes a full-size basketball court, four locker rooms, synthetic glass block foyer, restrooms, concessions, and seating for 720 spectators.

Construction gallery …
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.

Learn more …
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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