Although dome buildings have been around
for a good many years, their popularity
somewhat limited due to the time-consuming
and the high cost of construction.
mid 20th century, "Geodesic Dome Theory" was introduced in U.S. to solve many of
those concerns, resulting in wide spread
construction of dome housing.
Today the dome house is recognized
of the most effective and efficient designs due to its superior structural strength.
The base of the structure is composed of a series of triangles, strongest structure in the natural world,
which gives the dome its unparalleled
The spherical body of the dome makes
ideal design for locations that are
to high winds, as the sphere has the
ability to disperse wind pressure converging on the dome's surface. Good cost performance related to materials used and insulation
is also realized due to the fact that
spherical shape has the least surface
in comparison with other shapes (e.g.
with the same volume. Circulation inside
the sphere is such that air circulates
a very efficient manner which leads
very comfortable and efficient environment.
Dome house design leads us to one other
bonus, "freshness". Living in the dome house brings a lot of
new things, acoustical benefits, space
beautiful sky through the skylights