Deep in the heart of Saskatchewan, in the beautiful prairie city of Saskatoon, you can find one of the most futuristic building businesses in the world. It's Canadian Dome Industries, a company responsible for building the monolithic dome house you see above, in Red Deer, Alberta. The monolithic dome house, which has become popular among eco-conscious types all over the world, is incredibly sturdy and energy efficient. Dome houses like this one in Red Deer are completely off the energy grid; and a dome house in Florida famously withstood several hurricanes. Want to see more domes?

Here is a cutaway view of a dome, showing you what it's made of.

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And here's a recently-completed expansion to the School of Communication Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina. It's made of three two-story domes, with 120 foot diameters. They call it the "art school of the 25th century."


And here's a huge, 5,600 square foot dome with domettes, in Colorado. It's for sale, and you can check out interior photos here.

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Of course, we couldn't forget the Florida luxury dome. Are these the houses of the future? I could actually see them becoming more popular in disaster-prone areas like Florida, where hurricanes tear the crap out of people's houses all the time.

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If you need to ogle more domes, there's a whole bunch of them at the Monolithic Dome Institute.