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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

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Just after art collage I found some information about people building Monolithic Domes. Basically they would blow up a balloon that is the full size of the house. Add some spray on foam and short create with rebar, and just like that house done. Well still needs the interior comforts, but a structure build to last, and through anything.

There are just too many reasons why we should only build in this way all the time.

  • 30% - 60% heating and A/C verse current box structures
  • Will survive, flood, hurricane, fire, and earthquakes.
  • Building will last much long than you or me..
  • With just a fraction $ over time for upkeep.
  • Toxin free building.

So I wanted to figure out how I could make a multi-family development with all these benefits and more.

These first 3 pictures were one of my first designs, before I had the correct arch of the dome. Future designs are having 3 floors.

Working with a 40m Dome I would have a center area meant for services. This means only 1 single main service hookup to each building. Then each unit would only need a 15-20 ft for their hook up. The amount of underground piping and cabling per unit drops to a minimum. Ideally this area would also have their heaters, water heaters, AC for each unit.

The dome would be in 8 different identical configurations. Every pie shape would have a single outer wall with windows and front door. Just as a normal house would. A single sky-light to each side would allow more light into the front 1st floor. Each of the 8 could be split in half for single room units.

The second floor would have a bath and 2 bedrooms. The bedroom would have an outer window at waist level, along with a skylight near the back of the room.

So this is the start of my “dome talking”, I have a lot more to add and post over time.

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