When the Water
Foundation wanted a structure to represent it's corporate
image of environmental conservation, it's president,
David Winkelman, came to Natural Spaces Domes. Our dome
system and it's options exceeded his expectations.
Dennis Odin Johnson, president of
Natural Spaces Domes did site visits and listened to
Dave's corporate philosophy. Using his 35 years of
architectural design experience, Dennis designed a double
dome structure that allowed Dave to showcase all of his
business ideas and incorporate all of the products he
wanted the Water Foundation to feature and sell.
Foundation chose our 21" thick Super-Wal option
with 18" of fiberglass insulation, creating an
R-Value of 66. They selected our Natural Spaces Domes
triple pane skylights with a low "E" coating
and argon gas options. They opted for the Natural Spaces
Domes permanent wood foundation system using 2x8 studs.
They also used our 1x8 T&G spruce, one piece,
interior triangle panels. These pre-assembled panels
allow for rapid finishing on the interior of the dome.
Located in Brainerd, MN, Dave calls this double dome
complex the Living Arts Center. The
Natural Spaces Dome building system is so energy
efficient and resource efficient Dave calls them Eco-Domestm. Natural Spaces Domes designed
special "floating" interior walls and ceiling
into the lower level of the main 49' diam Eco-Dome to
house a recording studio. The Water Foundation records
"Environmental Moments" as radio ads for
businesses using a character they created called Bog
Spaces Domes recommends a total "thermal
envelope" around the entire structure. Polystyrene
insulation under the concrete slab is a vital part of
this system. Special high density, low permeability foam
is specified so it can be used under the footing pads.
Foundation had a corporate sponsor, so they chose to use
the CCA preservative treatment for the wood foundation
1975, Natural Spaces Domes has offered it's customers a
wood foundation system designed to eliminate indoor air
quality problems and soil contamination. We will continue
to evolve our permanent wood foundation system, utilizing
the latest environmentally sane technology.
Natural Spaces Domes fabricated the
wood foundation wall sections in it's North Branch, MN,
factory, allowing the Natural Spaces Domes crew to
quickly assemble the sections on site.
37955 Bridge Rd., North Branch, Minnesota 55056 USA
Just 45 minutes north of the
Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area.
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