Corbel dome Dating back to Paleolithic construction, this is one of the earliest dome forms, also known as a ‘beehive dome’. They are not domes in the strict sense, as they are formed by horizontal masonry layers that are slightly cantilevered until meeting in the centre.
A Cloister vault aka dome vault offers a great way to add interest & height to any ceiling. It works well in large spaces, but can be used in any room. A Cloister vault aka dome vault offers a great way to add interest & height to any ceiling.
Being the coinventor of the dome and the founder of the Monolithic Dome Institute has given David B. South the opportunity to not only fine tune the building process, but to create a company whose main mission is to make available Monolithic Dome technology to all the world.
Oval dome. An oval dome is a dome of oval shape in plan, profile, or both. The term comes from the Latin ovum, meaning "egg". The earliest oval domes were used by convenience in corbelled stone huts as rounded but geometrically undefined coverings, and the first examples in Asia Minor date to around 4000 B.C.
The dome owner can direct the house to point in a particular direction by use of a remote control. But primary purpose of the rotation is to make optimal use of the solar panels that line the roof of the Domespace and the passive solar properties of the house’s many windows.
Crossed-arch dome This is one of the earliest type of ribbed vault where the ribs, instead of meeting in the dome’s centre, are intertwined to form polygons, leaving an empty space in the centre. The earliest known example is in Spain’s Great Mosque of Cordoba, dating back to the 10th century.