Dome Homes

The monolithic-concrete dome works like this:

Step 1: inflate balloon

Step 2: cover in lightweight concrete

Step 3: remove balloon

Step 4: fire sale your rectangular furniture, or curse this forlorn structure for eternity because it has no corners.

Step 5: get high fives from FEMA, ‘cuz this baby is rated “near-absolute perfection” against earthquakes, tornados, and hurricanes.

There’s a great podcast, 99% Invisible, with an episode on “Bubble Houses.  I’ve never seen these structures as more than a curiosity, but it’s easy to admire the design and innovation of the building.