Advantages of Dome Structures
Architecture doesn’t restrict to the construction of buildings to just the regular square or rectangular structure. In fact, architecture includes the unconventional structure like domes, which are actually buildings that comes with a hemispherical design and have a circular, octagonal or square base. Depending on the requirements with the construction process, different types of domes such as segmented domes, geodesic domes and monolithic domes are used. But geodesic architecture or domes are in fact popular in different parts of the globe.
As far as the circulation of the air as well as energy is concerned, the interiors of domes have proved to be one of the best compared to other structures. Domes actually were devoice from hindrance internally and it also allows the atmosphere of being heated and cooled in a natural way. Domes would usually take to thirty percent less energy for heating and cooling due to the reason that it comes with close to 30% less surface area than the conventional or box shaped buildings. When there is an added heating requirement, solar power can be effectively used by including arc of windows.
The building materials which are necessary on the construction of the geodesic dome structure is in fact much fewer compared to what is really necessary by other conventional structures. This is going to help in reducing the cost for the builder. If you will try to compare this with other type of structures which is able to cover a wider area, the construction of a dome will consume less time and this will also require fewer manpower. When the dome is small or large, you don’t really need any added walls or column. Another thing is that because of the least surface area on every unit of volume on every structure, the influence of the weather conditions on the dome is in fact so small. This actually is why these kind of buildings are light in weight but it is a really strong structure.
Domes also are user friendly buildings which will help ensure longevity and survivability and are likewise environmentally friendly. The forces of the tension and the compression is mitigated on the designs which makes dome’s stronger. Because domes are self supporting structures, they are considered to be good options when it comes to making houses, playgrounds or perhaps museums. Another thing about domes is that they ensure safety from fire because concrete doesn’t burn. Also, the walls, floors and ceilings in domes are continuous in structure which makes termites not a problem. A dome could also withstand a nuclear blast or this could resist radiation and it also have the least cost on maintenance.