Pensacola beach dome home for sale, the first Monolithic Dome gym in Nebraska opens, an artist creates a living mural, and more.
31 JANUARY 2023

A Beautiful Day for a Tour
Central City opens the first Monolithic Dome gym in Nebraska

A new Monolithic Dome gymnasium and safe room opened at Central City High School. It’s the first Monolithic Dome gym in the state of Nebraska. Steve White of was there to cover the open house.

Bison Activity Dome open house …
Canadian artist creates a Spanish courtyard inside her Monolithic Dome home

CTV News recently featured a Monolithic Dome home in Saskatchewan, Canada. Tonia Vermette constructed the home 18 years ago, and it’s a wonderful place to live, but as an artist, she never seemed to be finished with the house. Over the years, she’s painted murals, vines, and textures on the walls, turning the home into a living artwork.

Tour an artist's "living mural" …
Spring 2023 Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop

Learn to build a Monolithic Dome at the Spring 2023 Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop. This one-of-a-kind experience combines classroom instruction with hands-on training in constructing a real Monolithic Dome. Space is limited so sign up now to reserve your spot.

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A beautiful day for the 2022 tour of the Monolithic Dome Research Park

On a beautiful sunny day, hundreds traveled to Italy, Texas, to tour the Monolithic Dome Research Park. Bruco, the Texas Italian Caterpillar — with its painted boots and smiling face — opened its doors on October 15, 2022, along with the offices, classrooms, and industrial buildings at the site — plus two unique Monolithic Dome homes.

Monolithic Dome Research Park tour gallery …
People came prepared for the Arcadia Dome Home tour in 2022

Thirty people toured our house — Arcadia Dome Home — during the annual dome tour on October 15, 2022. Most visitors came from Utah or southern Idaho, but some came from as far away as Colorado. They didn’t come empty-handed. They had ideas, sketches and questions about building their own dome home. So. Many. Questions.

Arcadia Dome Home tour 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.

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Monolithic Dome beach house for sale near Pensacola, Florida

The Silvershore Monolithic Dome Home is for sale. The house sits on a 290-foot by 130-foot lot on the shore of Bayou Grande in Pensacola Bay with a commanding view of the bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The house is right on the water with a small beach and a boat dock.

Pensacola Beach dome home for sale …
Transition Ring Airform Membrane

The Transition Ring Airform membrane is a composite air structure used as the formwork for constructing a hoop-style Monolithic Dome, aka the hoop dome. It is manufactured to inflate with a cylinder-shaped stem wall and a dome roof. To achieve this result, a steel ring is incorporated at the junction between the wall and dome membranes.

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Cylindrical concrete home inspired by double conditions of castles

We love curved architecture and wish to highlight it more in the upcoming issues of the Monolithic Dome Roundup. Today we look at a cylindrical concrete home built near Monterrey, Mexico. Elemental Architecture designed the home to look inward like a castle. “We have always been struck by the double condition of castles,“ reports the designers in an article on Yanko Design. "They are fortresses turned inwards, protecting something inside that we cannot see, and simultaneously they are a strong, monumental, abstract presence in the world.”

Read more at Yanko Design …
Is there a dome in your area?

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