I live in southern Nevada in a rural satellite of Las Vegas. I'm all in on the idea of building an Aircrete Dome home here in the Mojave desert. I have the property and the neighborhood is starting to grow a gated community is approved just across some fields maybe 1 mile away.
I'm at the stage of looking for an Architect and it seems the engineering is the big hurdle to be cleared. I love all the creativity and energy I see here it inspires me.
@traveler004 My understanding in emails with my building department clerk is that each dome plan sent, even if identical, would need its own engineer's stamp.
In my town there is a provision for contractors who can have approved 'stock plans' which allows for 25% discount on planning fees.
I advertised on Bark for an architect and got 0 bites on an Aircrete dome. All this talk about housing affordability would be enough to make a career for a smart operator.
It makes me wonder what insurance premiums that Architect might face, being the first to do this.
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Hi I can design 3D drawings on SolidWorks and familiar with AutoCad planes and elevations and Also I'm always interested in eco projects - I found this video on YouTube
and I love the structure and I believe something similar like that home can be done for rentals. If I can participate on the design and believe sharing ideas we can build several things. My experience with 3D drawings it always has been commercial glass doors, LED lighting and architectural doors and windows buy I'm sure I can be part of designing a great project and hopefully we can build a team and create an organic design part of the landscape around the project.
Currently I'm looking for a job outside my confort zone and I'm always been interested in eco-buildings with recycled water, below I will attach few of my drawings at work...
Here is a time lapse of a 8 Meter diameter dome that I built for a client in Turkey 9 years ago. Perhaps some of you may find it interesting / inspiring. This was my first one, to see my most recently completed build please go to the showcase section. Best wishes to one & all.
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This is a bathroom that I formed and built for a client. It uses a technique that I coined "forming furniture". It is when the furniture, or cabinets in this case, have been poured into a form using scrap material as filler for consuming mass, then filled with liquid aircrete.
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These are a couple of furniture pieces I have created in past workshops. By building a mold than carving you can start with a shape that can be wrapped in fiberglass and then stuccoed as a finish.
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Here is another 120 sqft dome made in Florida. The client finished it with the tile. I love the idea of tile as an exterior finish as it water proofs and fortifies the dome more.
Here is a dome that I had the privilege of designing and participating in the build of a clustered dome home in Ensenada Mexico. This is a 5 dome cluster composed of 2 16' bedrooms, a 10' bathroom, 20' common room, and a catenary (egg shape) 10' kitchen. I am sorry for such low quality photographs but Covid hit before I was able to document and finish. I have posted pictures of the details I was able to document as I was working.9f97f7d0-918a-4109-847d-a7390262dade.jpg ![alt text](!4C4BF822-7CBC-45BA-9575-D7D44637F7A7.JPG 85FAD80E-49D9-4921-9F29-54894D514CE6.JPG IMG_6051.JPGIMG_6077.JPG IMG_6243.JPGIMG_6095.jpg
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