Through the summer of 2005, members of the
Guastavino research team travelled to St.
Margaret's Bay, just four miles north of Dover
on the coast of the English Channel to help with
the construction of two Guastavino style domes.
Michael Ramage, Wanda Lau, Luke Voiland, Meelena
Oleksiuk and Prof. John Ochsendorf all worked in
conjunction with English and Spanish masons to
build these beautiful domes. This design was
carried out in collaboration with English
engineer Phil Cooper of Cameron Taylor Bedford.
The three layered domes were required to
support great weight. They will hold a
green roof complete with soil, grass and
other plants. The design and
construction of the domes drew heavily
on the Guastavino research completed at