One of the most significant yet complex structural elements - domes - enjoy a long-standing history in architecture. They first appeared as solid mounds, and in techniques adaptable only to small structures like huts and tombs. Later, as design and construction evolved, they were given distinguished avatars across various architectural styles where the meaning too evolved. Originally primordial structures of mud, wood and thatch, domes became symbols of power and grandeur, representing monumental buildings like cathedrals, sports stadia and legislative assemblies in contemporary materials and aesthetics.
In this video, Dan Hogman puts to paper what looks like a Roman dome where he beautifully sketches its exterior and the various composite details with alluring precision. And as he says, “There is something about domes", we could not agree more!
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