Nightime Glow — Those sparkling structures are the four domes at Bishop Nevins Academy in Sarasota, Florida.

Bishop Nevins: Florida’s First Monolithic Dome School

In the morning sunshine, approximately 500 students scrambled into the four new Monolithic Domes of Bishop Nevins Academy, a Catholic school in the Diocese of Venice in Sarasota, Florida. Most had seen the domes and even walked through them before. Nevertheless, excited shouts and ohs and ahs of wonder permeated the air. It was the first day of school — a school of unique round buildings.




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Open house tomorrow (Sunday) for the house Sig and Betty built

Dome home for sale. Open house tomorrow (August 14) from 2 to 4 PM. One of a kind, ORGANIC ARCHITECTURE. Let your heart sing and your spirit soar. On 2/3rds of an acre, minutes from all the good things Boulder has to offer. End of the cul-de-sac for views of Baseline Lake. Sweeping views atop Hoover Hill Mesa. Garage has 3 stalls, 2 doors for cars, one with rolling door for bikes used as a screened in porch. Nearby trails along Baseline and Arapahoe. Circle Drive. In a sea of homes with perpendicular walls, this home offers a unique living experience.

A Minion ready to protect against storms

An Ecoshell tornado shelter painted as a Minion from Despicable Me.

“For as long as I can remember, my dad has wanted a Monolithic Dome home,” said Alise Burke in an email about her dad’s new tornado shelter. It’s actually an Ecoshell — a concrete-only dome thinshell. They painted it to look like a Minion from the movie Despicable Me. Burke lives in the country next door to her dad, Ed Kelton, near Farmersville, Texas. Last December “a tornado tore through our rural community and many of our neighbors and my students lost their homes and one lost their child.”

Weather watching at the Monolithic Dome Institute

Weather data on the personal weather station wireless controller. It’s nice to see a live view of all weather data anytime we want.

Ever wonder what the weather’s like at Monolithic? No? Okay, but just in case you were wondering, we have the answer — a Weather Underground connected weather station. It was a Christmas present for David B. South and it’s got all the bells and whistles with temperature, wind speed, barometric pressure, rainfall sensor, humidity, data logging.

A pioneering monolithic-style dome home for sale in Colorado

Rarely does a home with such a rich history and distinctive architecture become available. This extraordinary home — which sits on approximately 3 acres — was constructed in 1978 by the current, original owners. It was a time between two of the worst energy crises in the U.S. — 1973 and 1979 — caused by interruptions in petroleum exports from the Middle East. Oil prices skyrocketed, and many homeowners began to look for alternative energy sources to run their homes. Others decided the best solution was to use less energy.

Oregon school votes for new Monolithic Dome gymnasium

YAMHILL, OREGON — Residents of Yamhill-Carlton School District approved a $14.2 million bond to fund major repairs and build a new Monolithic Dome gymnasium. The state of Oregon will provide an additional $4 million to the district to repair the school’s aging buildings. The YCSD Bond Video demonstrates why the funds are needed and what they plan to repair.

Shell complete for Arcadia Monolithic Dome home

Finished Monolithic Dome home shell on the south bench of Providence, Utah. The house is named Arcadia. You can follow it’s progress on Facebook or Instagram

The concrete thinshell is complete for our new Monolithic Dome home. Javier, Hector and Jose did a fabulous job. They finished painting the interior last week and returned to Texas. It’s been a long process to get this dome built and now that it’s set in concrete (literally), we love it. It’s time to start work on the interior, but before we begin, let’s talk about how we got here.

Monolithic Dome safe room used nearly every day for performing arts

Lumberton Performing Arts Center in Lumberton, Texas.

In Lumberton, Texas a Monolithic Dome safe room was constructed for the school district and community. However, the community doesn’t call it a safe room. They call it the Lumberton Performing Arts Center. It houses a full stage for plays and all types of performances. The seating retracts to open the floor for Senior prom or a business Expo.