Spring Dome Workshop discount ends soon; stone covered mansion; futuristic opera house; extended augments
22 FEBRUARY 2023

Stone Covered Dome Mansion
Early bird discount ends soon for Spring 2023 Workshop

Have you ever wanted to build a Monolithic Dome? To get your hands dirty applying foam, hanging steel, and spraying shotcrete? Want to learn from dome builders with decades of experience? Now’s your chance. Come to the Spring 2023 Monolithic Dome Builders Workshop this April and build a genuine Monolithic Dome. The $500 early bird discount ends March 21, 2023, so sign up and save.

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Throwback: A stone covered dome mansion

Today we look back at the astounding Whiteacre Monolithic Dome home in College Station, Texas. The triple-dome structure is impressive, as is the backyard pool — complete with waterfalls. But the most striking feature of the house is the stonework. The main house, guest house, garage, walkways, and landscaping are stone-covered. We love it.

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The Whiteacre dome home building experience from start to finish

Have you ever wondered what exactly it takes to build a Monolithic Dome home? Matthew and Jari Whiteacre built a gorgeous three-dome home in College Station, Texas and chronicled their journey with beautiful photographs and careful details on their blog.

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The Daily Mail highlights Monolithic Dome homeowners

In a feature story in the Daily Mail, four dome homeowners from across the United States share their story about how they came to live in a Monolithic Dome.

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How to frame out an extended augment—in pictures!

Learn how to frame out an extended augment in this pictorial how-to. Extended augments are a great way to make openings in Monolithic Dome Structures. They create natural eaves and finish out easily and beautifully. This blog entry aims to cover the fundamental techniques we use every day to frame and to finish out these openings. We hope this will help customers find sub-contractors to bid on and complete work for them as well as empower clients to do it themselves.

Extended augments how to …
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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The potential of a curved opera house

The proposed Hanoi Opera House in Vietnam could be a curved architectural beauty. The design is a beautiful multi-dome structure that would be built out on West Lake in the city. The only drawback, it doesn’t appear to be a Monolithic Dome. Pity. It could be done using a special Airform membrane and the Monolithic Dome construction process — possibly saving millions in building costs. Just saying. Whatever happens, it looks like it may become an amazing addition to the city.

A new cultural icon …
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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