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Monolithic Dome Roundup
August 2022
Sign up by next Tuesday to save $500 on the Fall 2022 Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop

A workshop attendee shows what it means to be hands-on at a Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop. It’s more than a class; it’s an experience. Come get your hands dirty this September and join other dome enthusiasts in Dawson, Texas, building a real Monolithic Dome. Save $500 with the Early Bird Discount by signing up before Tuesday, August 16, 2022.

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Prepare for real-world emergencies — not doomsday

When the Dallas Observer wrote about the Monolithic Dome Research Park, they connected the domes to prepping for doomsday. That misses the point. We are not preparing for the end times; we are preparing for the end … of a good book, curled up on the couch, peacefully reading while a storm rages outside.

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Throwback: Our Monolithic Dome home on a hill

While writing about preparing for real-world emergencies I realized there is virtually nothing about our home, Arcadia, on this website. We built the home six years ago and posted several great stories on with pictures of its design, construction, and completion. It’s time to migrate and update the articles.

Looking back at Arcadia …
Designing our new home

What is the practical, nuts and bolts process in designing a dome home? How do you get financing? This is our story of constructing a Monolithic Dome home.

Designing Arcadia …
Shell construction gallery

How is an Orion-style Monolithic Dome built? Why create this multi-dome shape? How long did it take? What does an empty Monolithic shell look like? Find out.

Constructing Arcadia …
Photo gallery: Arcadia dome home interior

Look over the nooks and crannies of this beautiful Monolithic Dome home with this photo gallery of over 30 professional photographs.

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New website is a homecoming for Monolithic Constructors, Inc.

Monolithic Constructors, Inc. — or just, Monolithic — has a new website at Well, it’s not entirely new. It’s more like a homecoming.

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Creating gothic arches using Airform technology

The first blog post at features a gothic-style Airform. Planning and inflating augments like these is tricky because they require cutting a large hole in the dome, and then connecting to an almost perfectly vertical section of the gothic augment. Further complicating this Airform pattern are the varying shapes and sizes of the four interconnected domes. The main dome is spherical and the attached domes are elliptical—making the saddles between domes highly technical.

How to create gothic arches …
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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