a mushrooming of domes

July 31, 2015 in homestyle, photo play by editor

From the July 14th, 1972 issue of Life ~

‘The U.S. takes to living in the round.’

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‘This golden sphere — in effect two geodesic domes joined together — is round as the moon in this double exposure.’

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‘Near Fresno, California, Dr. Charles Bingham and his family live in a pair of two-level domes put up by Cathedralite Domes. A bedroom is upstairs.’

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‘Kitchen cabinets in Walter Scales’s home near San Diego have irregular interior dimensions to conform with the contour of the dome.’

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‘Editor Lloyd Kahn, an expert on domes, built this all-purpose one-room California home by himself with wood panels and Plexiglass.’

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‘A greenhouse on Long Island by Dome East consists of a vinyl sheet fastened to an aluminum frame’ (left)
‘Salt Lake City engineer Robert Wright solved the curvature problem in his own house by putting his dome on stilts with a vertical wall beneath.’ (right)

Photos by John Dominis