Meet SkyDome, the “home of the future." While the structure has a striking, and unique aesthetic, it's also twice as strong (and significantly more lightweight) than a typical counterpart when it comes to supporting heavy snowfall in frosty climates.
The two-story SkyDome, designed by a Russian company of the same name, is mostly made from wood and natural materials. The home's façade is clad with solid pinewood. Shingles on the roof of the dome are made from larch, and the home is insulated with cork, flax, and seaweed.
SkyDome is strong enough to support up to 150 pounds of snow per square foot due to it's semisphere structure, which allows weight of external loads to be distributed more evenly.
The home is available in six different models, ranging from a 366-square-foot studio model to a 2,000-square-foot family home. Each Skydome model costs approximately $60 / finished square foot, and floor plans can be customized upon request.
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