The system was designed to enable modern, dome-shaped buildings that are efficient in terms of their construction and energy consumption, as well as being earthquake and storm proof, to be built all over the world within a short period of time.
The domed construction is based on standardised formwork elements that are attached on site to a stanchion on top of a base. After that, window openings are positioned at optional points around the perimeter. Reinforcement bar, sprayed concrete, PU insulation and UV protection are added to the formwork in turn. After the spray concrete has dried out, the formwork elements are removed from inside. The outer shell of the building is now complete.
The required building materials, such as concrete, reinforcement bar, etc., are sourced locally. No expensive construction machinery, cranes, scaffolding or heavy haulage is necessary. Four people can construct the shell of the building within two working weeks. The room layout is created using optional building materials.
All the material required for the construction is shipped in two 40-foot containers:
Thanks to the sophisticated modular technology, the round building with a floor area of 108 m2 can be extended using straight inserts. Because of its shape, it also offers an ideal range of combination options: the buildings can be interlinked or merged with each other.
The structure can withstand earthquakes and hurricanes – providing maximum safety.
Construction of the entire outer shell (starting from the base plate) will only take four people two weeks.
All the construction materials needed for the dome house building, such as concrete, reinforcement bar, etc., can be purchased locally – expensive imports are eliminated. Thanks to the dome-shaped construction, up to 30% or more can also be saved in building materials in comparison to cornered buildings.
The sustainable materials are thermally effective and the domed shape encourages natural circulation of the air, which then improves the climate within the rooms. This has a positive impact in winter by lowering heating costs and in summer by creating a pleasant climate.
The entire equipment needed for constructing a dome house building fits in two 40-foot containers, making it ideal for transportation.
The building can be covered with earth, to be planted over with vegetation, for example. It is suitable for sloping locations and can be embedded perfectly into the landscape.
The formwork is easy to handle and the shell of the building can be built without heavy construction machinery, cranes or scaffolding. In addition to the structural benefits, the rounded shape prevents accumulations of water, meaning that, in general, no water damage occurs or damage from freezing in cold weather. The concrete facade and the high density roof as well as the range of different materials used, such as the mechanical protective layer/PU and plastering, provide optimal acoustic soundproofing.
By not having weight-bearing walls, the floor plan design can be free and flexible. Built-in cupboards, room doors, partition walls, light switches, sockets – everything can be positioned individually and can be rearranged easily and economically if requirements change.