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Dome Homes: Popular Trend of Architecture Both in Today and Future

Shirly

Shirly combines her structural engineering expertise with strategic marketing skills, setting new benchmarks in the large tent industry.

Updated: March 27, 2024
Published: March 17, 2024

Introduction of Dome Homes

Dome homes are a unique kind of architecture with rounded appearance. They are usually composed of curved structure and crooked external wall and always made of rugged materials. It is the reason why they are excellently resilient to various weather, especially the extreme ones, and requires high-level techniques in building. In addition, they are also featured by multifunctional uses, expansive space with less materials, and visual appeal. This article will show you the core of dome home by telling you its history, several advantages and future development trend.

Geodesic Dome Tent

History Advantages

The earliest dome home was the beehive tombs invented by Greece in 1200 B.C., the late period of Mycenaean civilization. It is in Renaissance that dome homes were applied to large-scale buildings, such as the Florence Cathedral. Then there was a time when the dome homes stayed in an unpopular situation and developed slowly.

In the mid of 20th century, R. Buckminster Fuller has designed the geodesic domes that is featured by light weight and stable structure. That feature enables the kind of building to keep popularity until now. In the 21th century, the monolithic dome has been invented.

For it is resource-saving and multifunctional, dome home is popular in the present world. It is highly cheering that instead of only applied to large-scale or royal construction, dome homes can be used to a variety of events in the present life. You can use them as houses for living in, glamping, galleries, museums, or even green houses.

Structural Advantage

The sphere appearance composed of multiple blocks makes dome homes rugged enough to resist earthquake and heavy wind. The structure also saves materials used for constructing and expands the space that can be utilized at the same time. Meanwhile, it reduces resistance of applicable events in the largest, which means that you only have to change the inner setting to use one dome home for different events.

Appearance Advantage

The appearance of dome homes not only makes them fulfilled with the aesthetic sense of cyberpunk style, but also increases the possibility of decorating. Just as the following pictures, if you pursue decorating with pictures, you can use projection on the external wall; if you tend to decorate simply, you can choose different frequency or shapes of tarpaulin coverage. Moreover, you can also change the materials used for dome homes to make your designing come true.

Geodesic Clear Dome Tent

Eco-friendly Advantage

In general, dome homes usually uses recyclable materials for construction and waterproof cotton for the tarpaulin. All of them are eco-friendly and helpful to the environmental protection. Moreover, the building of dome homes takes short time and few energy, which can decrease its impact on the local environment as small as possible.

Future Development

Nowadays, the world is running short of resources and the environmentalism becomes more and more popular. In such situation, whether for political or popular supporting, it’s wise to apply eco-friendly and sustainable construction. Dome homes are multifunctional, recyclable and visually appealing with less time and resources for building than other traditional buildings, which are a kind of architecture that is almost perfect in all respects. 

Just as held by Fuller in his Dymaxion model, geodesic dome homes will be widely chosen in future when the housing resource is running out. If you choose dome homes, you grasp the future at the same time.

SHELTER STRUCTURE, as an experienced producer of dome homes, is trustworthy in providing you qualified dome homes. We not only work hard in quality control to guarantee the safety of our dome homes, we also have advantages in the appearance and environmental performance. 

As for the appearance, in order to meet your different needs, we can provide you with customized services and goods, and various kinds of ready-made products categorized according to different standards. For example, according to the frequency, we have geodesic dome, lamella dome, and oval dome; according to the materials, we have glass dome and PC dome. 

As for the environmental performance, we use ash wood and recycled aluminum for external wall, and insulation cotton for the tarpaulin. We will appreciate it if you can contact us for any demands of dome homes.

Desert dome construction

Conclusion

Depending on its own merits, dome home becomes the irrevocable trend of architecture. It is both a historical heritage invented by our wise ancestors and a modern popularity that is likely to develop along with the society. If you are also interested in it, you can build your own dome home or utilize dome homes to realize your unique ideas.

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