I can’t remember what I was looking up the other day, but something that came up read that the largest monolithic dome in the whole world is in B’ham.
There are five or six smaller domes over to one side of the property:
…and this other one is called “Dome of a Home” and it’s by the beach and can be rented for vacations:
These dome houses are everywhere – even in pink and purple in Moscow.
Clayton’s “i-house” was conceived as a moderately priced “plug and play” dwelling for environmentally conscious homebuyers. It went on sale nationwide Saturday with its presentation at the annual shareholders’ meeting of investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire-Hathaway Inc. in Omaha, Neb.
“This innovative ‘green’ home, featuring solar panels and numerous other energy-saving products, is truly a home of the future,” Buffett wrote his shareholders. “Estimated costs for electricity and heating total only about $1 per day when the home is sited in an area like Omaha.”
It doesn’t really appeal to me aesthetically (inside or out – see the interior pics of how it’s decorated esp.), but seriously, $1 a day to heat/cool?!?! Wow.