Monolithic Dome

Monolithic Dome

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The homes of the project villages or neighborhoods would be built by the community members themselves using building components and systems that are especially designed for people who have no previous experience with building.  Crucially important would be the fact that the entire community would not consist only of homes, but would be designed from the start as prototypes of self-sufficient communities. In other words there would be buildings serving many uses other than housing: buildings for storage, for the raising of small animals, various shops in which the community members make building components, perhaps cement, furniture and appliances, and garages for various repairs, greenhouses and the like.

In a centrally located and also otherwise eminent spot will be the Community House or Center for New Work.  It will be a large and very beautiful building, designed mainly as one large room covered by a gracefully constructed dome  This building, too, would be built by the community members themselves. It would serve a host of different social, economic and political functions, it would be a school, a training center, but also the place in which the advanced manufacturing happens. It would greatly contribute to the identity of each of these villages or neighborhoods, and it would of course boost the pride of the people living there.