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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Dome Builder's Handbook No. 2
by William Yarnall, 1978
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS p v
LIST OF PHOTOGRAPHS (65)

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I          A BRIEF LOOK AT THE DOME 9
a The First Domes "
b Astronomy and Domes 11
c The Way Domes Work 12
d Buckminster Fuller and the Popularity of Domes "
e The Role of the Dome 17
 

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ARE YOU A POTENTIAL DOME HOME OWNER? 19
a Some Things to Remember About Domes "
b Other Uses For Domes "
c Building Codes and Permits 20
d Architectural Boards and Committees 21
e Organizing to Change Building and Zoning Regulations "
f Building Yourself or Contracting 22
g Ken Kern's "Home Builders Test" 23
h Manufacturers, Contractors, and Contracts 26
i Inspections 29
j Architectural Drawings (16 Blueprints) 33
1 A Note on Architectural Drawings "
2 Miller Residence, Bishop, CA, USA, July 1975 34
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7 Goldberg Residence, Topanga Canyon, CA, USA, June 1975 39
8 Elliptical, Dome West, Santa Monica, CA, USA, 1978 40
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12 Single Family Dwelling, Domain Inc, Somesville, ME, USA, July 1974 44
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Color Photos (60) 49
1 A:                             Art Studio, Bel Air, CA, USA "
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7 B:                                      Elliptical, CA, USA 51
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17 C:                       Hooker Home, Topanga, CA, USA, 1973 53
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26 D:                                                    Oblate 55
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28 E:                         Robin Daniel Home, Malibu, CA, USA 56
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32 F:                       Jeff Fernald Dome, Encinitas, CA, USA 57
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34 G:                                               Canvas 58
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Ferrocement, Malibu, CA, USA

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36 H:                   Meditation Dome, Calabasas Hills, CA, USA 59
37 Student Housing, Davis, CA, USA "
38 Laundromat, Glenside, CA, USA "
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40 I:                                                        Tent 60
41 Tent "
42 Tent, Davis, CA, USA "
43 J:                                                       Tent 61
44 Connector "
45 Residence, San Diego Co, CA, USA "
46 Oblate, Aspen, CO, USA "
47 K:                                  Pavilion, Ojai, CA, USA 62
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52 L:                        Handelman House, Malibu, CA, USA 63
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56 M:                       Handelman Guest House, Malibu, CA, USA 64
57 Interior "
58 Sleeping Loft "
59 Kitchen "
60 Bathroom "
 

III     

PROPERTY AND MATERIALS 65
a Choosing Your Property "
b Site Considerations "
c Foundations 67
d The Two Main Kinds of Domes 70
e Windows "
f Materials 71
 

IV     

SOME BASICS OF DOME BUILDING 77
a Foundations "
b Strut, Skin, and Panel Construction 80
c Shingling 85
 

V     

DOME MANUFACTURERS 89
a Introduction "
b Commercial Dome Home Manufacturers (19) 92
c Dome Building Consultants (7) 106
d Industrial and Commercial Manufacturers (4) 108
 

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CUSTOM DOME BUILDING (3) 115
 

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BIBLIOGRAPHY 123

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