Domes + Architecture

Domes have been a part of architecture throughout our history. Domes have been constructed out of various materials around the world for centuries - animal bones, hay, clay, bricks, metal and now concrete. You can see the influence of domes in on a grand scale in these famous architectural feats like the Taj Mahal and the US Capitol.

The dome has also served in architecture for individual homes and community buildings, stretching back for centuries. These domes have provided shelter to different cultures. The igloo is commonly considered one of the older examples. These Zulu Huts are another example of dome homes.

Now, we at HDomes are building modern domes using airform, basalt, and shotcrete. This type of dome was pioneered by the three South brothers who founded Monolithic Domes. These domes share the same amazing features that have made dome homes appealing to cultures around the world.  Dome homes and buildings are eco-friendly by using less materials and being naturally insulated.  Domes are also incredibly structurally sound and will last for decades, withstanding natural disasters such as earthquakes, fires and hurricanes.

Hurricane Matthew

Haiti has once again suffered yet another natural disaster. Obviously our thoughts are with all the people affected by the Hurricane Matthew. News of the hurricane brings back memories of the time I spent in Maniche, just inland from Les Cays on the Southwest part of Haiti. I was there three years ago to construct a forty foot diameter EcoShell for the Haiti H.E.R.O. organization. I don't have any news yet about the area although I know the EcoShell will still be standing. 

Our changing global climate has increased the number and severity of natural disasters like these. Our passion at Hdomes.com is to provide as many people and communities as possible with safe and disaster-resistant shelter.  If we can be of service please contact us. 

As news becomes available I will post some updates.