Michael Jantzen's Amazing 1981 Modular Steel Dome House

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credit: Michael Jantzen

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Jantzen writes: "My Modular Steel Dome House was designed to take advantage of low cost, prefabricated, high strength, easily assembled, totally recyclable, off the shelf agricultural building components.

"These steel dome structures were marketed as roofs for circular grain silos. They were machine-made structures composed of thin pre-painted sheet metal pie shaped panels, which slid into one another edge to edge, forming very strong light weight hemi-spheres. Other steel components associated with the silo roofs were also available, such as vaulted steel components that hooked together to form archways, also used in the construction of the dome house."