A grass-clad dome from the coastal plains of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria, designed for both wet-season use (Dec to Mar) and mosquito protection. The purpose of the small entrance is ease of sealing, once the occupants are inside. The photo was taken near Normanton in the period 1893-1910. (Photograph: Roth.)
Long ago in the Dreamtime when the earth lay sleeping and nothing moved or grew, lived the Rainbow Serpent. Then one day the Rainbow Serpent awoke and come out from beneath the earth. Refreshed from her long slumber she travelled far and wide leaving winding tracks from her huge body and then returning to the place she had first appeared. http://www.kullillaart.com.au/default.asp?PageID=236he+Rainbow+Serpent
Meriam House - Aborginal Environments Research Centre site at The University of Queensland A Meriam domed house, this being a particularly large example with a central post rather than a free-spanning dome structure. The interior sometimes contained tiered sleeping platforms and storage racks, with a fireplace next to the door. (Memmott)
Aboriginal Camp - Aborginal Environments Research Centre site at The University of Queensland The structures comprising it involve complex forms of intersecting domes. For example, the shelter on the left has an entrance porch made of a small dome attached to the main dome. The structure in the centre rear has a large internal space with at least four doorways, possibly for use by different co-wives in a polygynous marriage. (Memmott)
Built by Chinthaka Wickramage associates in Colombo, Sri Lanka with date Images by Eresh Weerasuriya. A house located close to Colombo (Sri Lankan commercial capital) in the urban area of Nugegoda amongst a labyrinth of.
Inside a mudhif or Reed Home in Iraq. Reeds had the same physical properties in the past as they do today, requiring similar innovations for structural soundness. For instance, if arches were made from bundles of fresh reeds, the structure would collapse in short order. For maximum soundness the core of a new arch bundle was made up of reeds taken from an older structure.