Holy shit! These awesome looking Australian-made DomeShells have been tested against the Building Code of Australia, and have a C1 cyclone rating. Pretty sweet specs given recent experiences in Queensland and the USA. Oddly enough, the project comes out of the Queensland University of Technology.
I totally want one. Two, actually — I’d attach a 7 to a 10, and put some kind of awning over the gaps at either side — though the three-dome design pictured here looks pretty rad. The on-site construction is clever: The shell is made by spraying foam on an inflated mold, then they apply concrete to the inside and outside. Pneumatic house production! Neat-o and futuristic.
Next, I want a flying car to put in my DomeShell garage.