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Monolithic Domes

"All architecture is shelter, all great architecture is the design of space that contains, cuddles, exalts, or stimulates the persons in that space." ~Philip Johnson

An Engineer's Aspect: Housing in Tornado Alley--Why?

An Engineer's Aspect: Housing in Tornado Alley--Why?

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This is Bruco, whose name is the Italian word for caterpillar, our manufacturing plant in Italy, Texas. We cool this sprawling facility with a 5-ton AC unit, and in cold weather, we heat it just by leaving the lights on all night. Note: Domes look half as big from the outside as they do from the the inside. — www.monolithic.com

The History of Thin-Shells and Monolithic Domes — The Monolithic Dome can be attributed to David B. South (1939-), president of the Monolithic Dome Institute, and his brothers – Barry and Randy South. They developed an efficient method for building a strong dome using a continuous spray-in-place process. — www.monolithic.com

Basalt Rebar Reinforced Concrete Planters at MDI

Guinea Fowl atop a Monolithic Fence at MDI

David B South, President of The Monolithic Dome Institute with Patents

Concrete Rail Fence with Basalt Rebar Reinforcing at MDI

Transporting Monolithic Dome Cabins

Monolithic Transportable Cabins