Originally designed by Patrick Marsilli in 1988, the Solaleya Dome Home is a modern innovation in sustainable, contemporary housing. The futuristic dome design offers dual benefits. While lending the house its cool, characteristic profile, the carefully considered shape also weighs heavily on the home’s function factor. The overarching roof features skylights that allow for bright, naturally sunlit interiors. At the base of the house, a mechanical structure allows it to rotate 360 degrees, thereby maximizing sun absorption by the roof’s solar panels. Ninety per cent of the house is built using FSC-certified wood, and the structure is insulated with eco-friendly cork. Interiors are predominantly of wood, with sloped walls and the modern open-concept layout center around the floor-to-ceiling fireplace. These durable domes have been proven to withstand category 5 hurricanes and earthquakes up to magnitude 8 on the MSK scale. The original manufacturer is Domespace Homes of France. Domespace Homes are exclusively distributed in the US by Solaleya.
Posted on November 17, 2008 12:21 PM