Domes

Rounded vaults comprising spheres or portions of spheres sitting on circular, elliptical, or polygonal bases, forming the roof of any building or part of a building. They are constructed so that they exert equal thrust in all directions.

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370
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dome
domes
koepels Dutch
koepel Dutch
Haube German
cúpulas Spanish
cúpula Spanish
alcuba Spanish
cópula Spanish
domo Spanish

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Rounded vaults comprising spheres or portions of spheres sitting on circular, elliptical, or polygonal bases, forming the roof of any building or part of a building. They are constructed so that they exert equal thrust in all directions.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300001280. The J. Paul Getty Trust.