This stunning wooden dwelling can withstand up to 1,500 pounds of snow per square meter of its area

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Architects at Russia-based Skydome have created a series of stunning low-rise dwellings that, despite their somewhat simple and minimalist design, are incredibly strong and robust. Built chiefly from eco-friendly materials, these two-story wooden hemispheres can withstand the harsh elements, typical of the country. The dome-shaped structures, featuring spectacular modern interiors with expansive open floor plan, are currently under construction in the capital city of Moscow.

Scalable to six different sizes, ranging from 34 square-meters all the way to 300 square-meters, the design makes use of an innovative production process that has several advantages over traditional construction techniques. Compared to an ordinary house, this wooden dwelling is two times stronger and more durable, capable of supporting up to 700 kg (around 1,543 lb) of snow per square-meter of its area. It is seismic resistant, and also lighter than a regular building.

Thanks to its unique curved shape, the Skydome habitat has lower heat loss; a feature that makes it incredibly energy efficient and sustainable. Furthermore, the absence of internal load-bearing walls provides a range of customization options with regard to interior design.

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To learn more about Skydome, head over to the company’s official website.

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