Strawbale Dome

The Strawbale Dome was built in the late 1990s as a research project by students to try and combine more than one of the natural building systems. As a hybrid design, this 25 foot dome includes walls built from SuperAdobe up to 6 feet high, a timber tensile ring and a strawbale roof. The ceramic windows were designed and built by a student, as was the door which is made entirely out of recycled materials. 

The oculus lets in a superb amount of light and is covered, so it can be enjoyed year-round. The dome has hosted films, lectures, dancing, yoga, and a wedding.