Interior completed in Australia dome home

Great room

After years of dreaming and planning, a Monolithic Dome home in Australia has been completed. The interior was recently finished, creating an amazing space for the homeowners.

Midwest dome home finishes recoating

Home recoat

Monolithic Domes, just like any other building, require upkeep to remain functional. The Monolithic Dome home in Dighton, Kansas known as the Muddpuddle Dome On The Prairie was recently recoated to preserve the dome.

The passing of the Airform pioneer

Jack Boyt

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.

Hobbit Home for sale

Hobbit home

Known as the “Shire of Montana,” this unique Monolithic Dome home is the latest to come on the market.

Dome of a Home for sale

Dome home

A recognizable Monolithic Dome home on the sunny shores of Florida’s Gulf Coast is currently for sale.

Mitigation through Monolithic Domes

Dome shelter

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.

A conversation about grain storage domes

Grain storage domes

Bulk storage is one function that Monolithic Domes can provide. We look specifically at grain storage, and how Monolithic Domes efficiently store that commodity.

Could a dome survive an explosion?

Test dome

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.

Living Arts College for sale

3 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.

Deck the Dome

Dome Christmas lights

The Christmas season is already here, and we want to share some dressed up domes with you.

School district protects students by building dome

Project rendering

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.

Year in Review: 2016

As the end of the year fast approaches, we look back on what 2016 held for us.

New sports dome completed in Taiwan

Dome entrance

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.

Industry publication highlights storage domes

Cement storage dome

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.

Construction begins on school dome addition

Rendering of school

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.

Photo gallery: Arcadia home interior

Great room

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.

Community open house for Catoosa dome

Ribbon cutting

The Catoosa Cafeteria Monolithic Dome held an open house this week. The ceremony publically celebrated the opening of the domed addition to the school.

A historic home in a historic town

Dome front door.

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.

Utah dome home open house Nov. 5th

Dome home exterior

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 life off the grid

Solar panels at home

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.

MDI featured in architecture magazine

Bruco the caterpillar, where the Airforms are made. Located next to the freeway, it is a landmark for many driving through Texas.

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.

Australian adventure nears completion

Dome home from street

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.

Timelapse shows construction of ammonium nitrate storage dome

Dome Airform

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.

New cafeteria dome provides shelter in tornado area

Cafeteria dome entrance

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.

Mark your calendars: Monolithic Dome Institute open house Oct. 15th

Aerial view of complex

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.

Happy birthday to us: celebrating two milestones this year

Exterior of first Monolithic Dome

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.

There’s no place like dome: spacious dome home for sale in Australia

Dome home front door

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.

News article describes new five dome school

Aerial shot of five dome school

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.

First school dome in California now in full use

Gym exterior entrance

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.

Kasson Public Library opens its doors

Library entrance

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.

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.