The concept was to look around and see how nature could be harnessed to aid and abet a lifestyle that would 'naturally' compliment the environment.

Construction is based on the domical form, chosen for the multiple examples from nature, which demonstrate the efficacy of the curved roof. Animal burrows, eggs, natural caves all endorse the TENSILE STRENGTH of the domed form and the relevance of the interior curve which is able to support considerable mass above it.

Dome View From The Top

Given our commitment to the conservation of the earth's rapidly diminishing material and energy resources, as well as our interest in low cost housing, the home we are constructing is built without the use of any steel or cement for reinforcement. As a result it has cost us Rs 40/- per square foot compared to the semi urban cost of Rs. 350/- for the shell.

Man too, found his early shelters in caves with an interior curve and then further adapted it in early shelters. The Eskimo igloo and the curved huts of rain forest dwellers, both domical, were structured to MAXIMIZE RUN OFF, of snow in one and rain in the other.

Domes are also an extremely stable form of construction and are said to be earthquake, hurricane and typhoon resistant.

Building Techniques Dome Adaptations
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