The dome roof gets the form of a half-sphere and needs many facets in its frame to get its curved shape.
Architecture & Design’s Anderson Studio
This dome roof has a flare in the base. Shingles work well on round surfaces, as they can float and conform to the curves.
Point One Architects
Construction of a metal dome roof is relatively easy: Pie-shaped segments are stacked and shipped, then bolted together at the job site.
Since construction materials are linear and domes are curved, so many segments must created the round look.
Domes are not just for roofs; they may be the entire home as well.
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