Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Dome Photos from The Monolithic Dome Institute's Photo Archives, Vol. II





Image: My father, David B. South, inside an inflated Monolithic Dome Airform. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.





My father, David B. South, invented the Monolithic Dome building process along with his brothers, Barry and Randy. When I was an eighth grader, my parents built our first dome house, Cliffdome, on a 50-foot bluff overlooking the Snake River in Menan, Idaho.




Image: The gymnasium/playroom in "Cliffdome." Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.













Image: The living room in "Cliffdome." Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.












Image: A banana tree grown by my mother, Judy South, in the indoor garden in "Cliffdome." Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.










Image: My cousin, Lisa, and me in "Cliffdome's" kitchen. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.







I thought our Monolithic Dome home was beautiful and I felt very safe and secure--the harsh Idaho winters were no threat and our house remained cool during the heat of the summer without air-conditioning.

To illustrate my point about domes being beautiful, I am sharing more beautiful/artistic photos of domes from The Monolithic Dome Institute's photo archives.


Photo: The "Eagle's Eye" in Ohio. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Photo: The inflated Airform for the Harold-Huber Residence in Texas. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Photo: A Night in Puerto Rico. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Photo: The Byrne Residence in Texas by Anne Sutherland. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Photo: "Charca Casa" in Texas. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Photo: The inflated Airform for the Willard Residence in Washington. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Photo: Looking out of "Cloud Hidden" in North Carolina. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Photo: The Kerstres Residence in Nevada. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Photo: The Weaks Residence in Texas. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Photo: The Stitt Residence in Wisconsin. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.

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