This modern dome home looks like an alien spacecraft.
It was built in 1969 and the design was later features in a January 1975 issue of Popular Science.
Incredibly enough it’s designed to withstand up to 250 mph of wind!
And inside you’ll find just about everything in a regular home. In fact, this is a 3-bedroom house!
There’s a living room, full kitchen, bathroom and patio.
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Spacecraft-like 3 Bedroom Dome Home
I encourage you to take the entire tour to check it out for yourself then leave your thoughts about it in the comments at the bottom:
Kitchen & Dining
Dining & Living Area
Exterior of the Yaca-Dome
I like the open floor plan in the living area, dining and kitchen. Round structures are always appealing to me because they’re so unique. I also like how domes like this are nearly indestructible when it comes to wind. Especially after experiencing hurricane Andrew back in the 1990s when I was in Miami.
For more photos and info click here. If you want to see if you can stay in this one if you’re ever in the Pittsburgh area you can check the booking calendar for it here.
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Wouldn’t it be better not to have those little overhangs from the roof? Look like wind catchers to me. I think the best wind proofing design would be some kind of earth sheltered structure that allowed the wind to slide up and over the ground as smoothly as possible. My little trailer is next to a hill, set just back enough from the next hill down that wind flows up and over and leaves my spot mostly unruffled. It can be rattling down pine cones and spruce needles from up above and not even rustle my tarp canopy. It wasn’t done that way on purpose, just luck.
Ah, the sixties were awesome in many ways. So many innovations and new thinking…Although not my taste, I think the dome is wonderfully fun, open and well designed. The round windows bringing an other worldly feeling and the lack of right angles a refreshing change. I remember so many of these Mid-Century Modern designers riffing on space related concepts with far reaching intensions like housing on the moon etc.
Nice to see a few are still around.
Its functional and fun.
Where is it?
It’s in Pittsburgh, within the city limits. The setting is actually very private, as it’s the next to last house on a secluded lane. When my BF was still living here full time, we rarely saw anyone drive by… only the guy who lived at the last house, and people who were lost!
Ever wonder why Buckminster Fuller’s Geodesic Domes never took off?
1 The design was too radical for most people never mind stupid HOA Nazi’s vetoing them.
2 They have this amazing, but ultimately totally irritating, ability to transmit every sound right round the structure… as if it was right next to you. Every whisper. Every sneeze. Every cough. Every fart… won’t even go into nighttime frolics but you know what I mean. ; )
Wonder if this place, being similar in shape, has the same drawbacks?
This is such a creative and beautiful design. I had never really thought about how a dome house looked on the inside. It is absolutely beautiful. I really like how creative you were with the space and creating storage. I really like the round port hole style windows as well.
I remember in New Zealand, many years ago a similar type house was built, and true to form all the social climbing goobers made cooing noises and some poor fool bought it. Fifteen years later put it on the market and in 3 years not a single person went to see it. Ended up bulldozing the structure and suddenly a whole caboodle of people wanted to but the empty section. And… at above the rateable value too (Property Taxes to you in the States)
Methinks this place would likely suffer the same fate. Fads, they don’t wear well, in clothing and architecture.