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.
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