In a new feature story in the Daily Mail, four dome homeowners from across the United States share their story about how they came to live in a Monolithic Dome.
20 years of dreaming has finally taken shape for one family.
Monolithic Domes have been used for many purposes around the world, but music studio might not be the first to come to mind.
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Arthur J. “Jack” Boyt, Jr. Jack is the pioneer of Airform membrane design and a key figure in the Monolithic Dome industry from nearly its beginning. He passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2017 at the age of 93 in his home in Ankeny, Iowa.
Known as the “Shire of Montana,” this unique Monolithic Dome home is the latest to come on the market.
In search of “something different,” Monolithic Domes fit the bill for one school in Kansas.
Monolithic headquarters in Italy, Texas is known for making Airforms and building Monolithic Domes. But for the last 10 years the company has also manufactured compost covers.
In the tornado-prone area of Tornado Alley, school districts and officials are building more and more Monolithic Dome storm shelters.
A recognizable Monolithic Dome home on the sunny shores of Florida’s Gulf Coast is currently for sale.
An amazing concrete-only dome has come up for sale in New Zealand.
As superintendents and other school officials consider options for new buildings and ways to protect students, Monolithic Domes are known for being more efficient and cost-effective options.
We take you into the designing and planning for a large Monolithic Dome school to see what goes into the building process.
Bulk storage is one function that Monolithic Domes can provide. We look specifically at grain storage, and how Monolithic Domes efficiently store that commodity.
Monolithic Domes have been proven to withstand earthquakes, hurricanes, fires, and even gun shots. But what about an explosion? Thanks to a test by South Industries, we know the answer.
For the second time in four months, storage domes are featured in an industry publication.
A Monolithic Dome was the perfect fit for one community college in Kansas.
Listen to David B. South, founder of the Monolithic Dome Institute, explain the disaster resistant quality of Monolithic Domes.
The Living Arts College property, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, has come up for sale. This is a unique structure, featuring three interconnected Monolithic Domes. Along with the main building, the school also has a dormitory that is included with the sale.
Monolithic Domes are starting to become more popular for schools as more districts build storm shelters. Some of the latest are in Mississippi.
The Christmas season is already here, and we want to share some dressed up domes with you.
Located in the heart of what is dubbed “Tornado Alley” sits Oklahoma. Since a recent tornado slammed through schools, districts are working to make schools safer for their students. One district is doing that with a Monolithic Dome.
As the end of the year fast approaches, we look back on what 2016 held for us.
Monolithic Domes are built around the world. This dome serves as a sports facility in Taiwan, as part of a larger sports complex. Located in the ‘Ring of Fire,’ this structure serves its purpose well.
Dry Cargo International, a dry cargo and storage industry publication, featured Monolithic Domes in its November 2016 issue. The article featured Monolithic Dome cement storage and touted their efficient storage capabilities.
The Vanguard School in Colorado Springs, CO is adding a Monolithic Dome to its campus. The building will serve as the junior high for the charter school and will house seventh- and eighth-graders.
Monolithic Domes, just like any other building, need upkeep to stay in good condition. One school in North Carolina got an update.
The Arcadia Monolithic Dome home in Providence, Utah was recently completed and the owners were able to move in. We offer a look inside the completed home.
Thank you to all who came to the open house on Saturday, November 5th. We really can say that is was a success.
The Catoosa Cafeteria Monolithic Dome held an open house this week. The ceremony publically celebrated the opening of the domed addition to the school.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is known as a historic site. But this town is home to another historic site, the first residential Ecoshell concrete dome built in the state.
A Monolithic Dome home in Northern Utah will be holding an open house on Saturday November 5th. This is an exciting moment after years of planning and construction.
Living off the grid is a dream for some, but for one Canadian couple it’s a reality. Thanks to a Monolithic Dome, they have been living a sustainable life for a decade.
AIA Dallas featured the Monolithic Dome Institute in the latest issue of Columns magazine. This one page highlight focused on Bruco the caterpillar, Monolithic’s history, and the resilience of domes.
For one Australian couple, building a dome home has truly been an adventure. Complications have abounded. Electricians and plumbers have scoffed. Banks have denied their requests. But they have trudged on, and their dream is almost complete.
A new 29-foot-tall Monolithic Dome has been erected in Whitewright, Texas to provide storage for ammonium nitrate. The dome is located at the EDC Ag Products Company LLC (EDC Ag) facility and will give storage for 1,000 tons of the chemical. The construction of the 58-foot diameter dome was a cooperative effort among the community and EDC Ag.
A new Monolithic Dome now stands on the school grounds where a tornado came tearing through 23 years ago. Catoosa, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa, was the site of a F4 storm in 1993 that killed seven people and injured many more. Thanks to a new Monolithic Dome, people at the school can now feel safe from another such storm.
The public is invited to the complex of the Monolithic Dome Institute on Saturday October 15th for an open house. This annual event is free and open to the public. The Institute is located at 177 Dome Park Place, Italy, Texas 76651, and the event will last from 10 am until 4 pm.
This year marks two exciting anniversaries for Monolithic: the 20th anniversary of the Monolithic Dome Institute and the 40th anniversary of the first Monolithic Dome. We take a brief look back on those years and look forward to the future.
The first Monolithic Dome home built in Australia is now for sale. Located at 14 Delholms Road in the city of Ballan, this dome boasts many features, including 2.3 hectares (5.6 acres) of land, 6 bedrooms, and 5 bathrooms. The home, known as “The Roundhouse,” is spacious, covering 557.42 square meters (6000 square feet). It was built 8 years ago and has 3 levels of living space.
The Jefferson County Daily Union recently published an article detailing the opening of a new dome school in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin. This school is unique because it features 5 connected domes, each for a different purpose. It is the first school in the state of Wisconsin to use the dome design.
The fall of the 2016-17 school year marks an exciting time at Wasuma Elementary School in Ahwahnee, California. A new domed gymnasium is now in full use. Built to serve the school and the community, it has been years in the making.
The Kasson Public Library recently celebrated the opening of its new building in Kasson, MN. The building will be an asset to the community not only as a library but also as a shelter in case of emergency.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lubbock, Texas area residents set to vote this Saturday on a variety of school bonds. One is for Crosbyton, Texas where a proposed Monolithic Dome for an early elementary school and community safe room is planned. UPDATE: The bond passed.