Sunday, September 27, 2009

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




The original South's Inc. office located in Shelley, Idaho--The three inventors of the Monolithic Dome--David, Barry, and Randy South--had their office here in 1976 when they built their first Monolithic Dome.










The three Monolithic Dome inventors (from left to right)--Barry, Randy, and David B. South, at their home in Island Park, Idaho.













The South Family about the time of the invention of the Monolithic Dome (from left to right)--Randy South, Myrna South, Marjorie South (their mother), M'Jean South, David B. South, Susan South, and Barry South, in Shelley, Idaho.










The South Siblings (from left to right)--Randy, Susan, Myrna, M'Jean, Barry and David, at their winter home in Idaho Falls, Idaho.




David, Barry and Randy may not be around forever, but their legacy of beautiful thin-shell structures will. Below are more of the artistically photographed Monolithic Domes from the archives of The Monolithic Dome Institute.


Image: Brooksville Church in Florida. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Image: At Home in the Snow--The Cushnie Residence in Ontario. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Image: Catalytic Software in India. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.




Image: Italy High School's Gymnasium/Storm Shelter--Italy, Texas. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Image: The Celestium Crematorium in Puerto Rico. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Image: The underground residence of the Young's in Texas. (You can see smoke rising from their chimney.) Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Image: The inflated Airform of the Rye Residence in Wisconsin. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Image: The Maronite Church in Austin, Texas. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Image: The Living Word Bible Church in Mesa, Arizona. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.



Image: Bishop Nevins Academy in Florida. Source: The Monolithic Dome Institute.

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