Composite roofing with brick domes and brick vaults

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Example of dome n vault
Example of dome n vault


The roofing structure here is a composite work of vaults and domes. The Domes are used for the main enclosures. The beam on which it rests cantilevers the slab outward. This is done for rain water drainage for which a gutter is provided along the edge of the slab.


  • Brick
  • Concrete
  • China Mosaic

Details and experiences

Below is a wall section of the dome enclosure. Steel glass louvers from plinth level extend up to lintel level. Two reinforced concrete beams between which is a fixed glass opening.

Brk domenvault1.jpg

Brk domenvault2.jpg

Where in Auroville??



Earth Institute

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