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American Ingenuity's 22’ & 27’ domes were specifically designed for garages. These garage domes are two-frequency icosahedron geometry whereas the home domes (30', 34', 36', 40', 45' & 48') are three-frequency icosahedron geometry. This geometry differs from our other domes in that the 22' & 27' utilize fewer but larger panels.

By having larger panels, Ai can create a wider opening that is needed for a garage door. Previously a 34’ dome was needed to pull two cars in side by side. Now you can have a two-car garage in a 27’ dome, which is more cost effective. The 22’ dome provides an economical one car garage using 3½” E.P.S. insulation. Either of these garage domes can be connected to another dome by a link that is one riser wall wide or the dome can be built independently from the house dome.

Garage Entryways take up three risers whereas standard and high profile entryways take up two risers. So if you have two garage entryways on the first floor of your garage dome, you can have only one door dormer. If you have one garage entryway there can be a possibility of five door dormers. If you have no garage entryways you can have up to five door dormers and five window dormers on the first floor.

22' and 27' Garage Entryway panels consist of 3 1/2" EPS wrapped in steel mesh with no concrete applied. 

An Ai dome building kit includes all the panels for the dome shell and includes the panels for one entryway.  The Plan's Price does not include an engineer seal or an energy audit.


Stock Plan Name Building Options Plans Price Kit with Option Price
22 Gamma 1 Garage
1 Entryway, one 1st Floor Door Dormer
$820
$14,940
27 Gamma 1 Garage
1 Entryway, one 1st Floor Door Dormer
$820
$19,820
30 Gamma 1 Garage
1 Entryway, one 1st Floor Door Dormer
$865
$23,790
34 Gamma 1 Garage
2 Entryways, three 2nd Floor Window Dormers
$910
$29,015


GARAGE DOME, 22’: has 373 sq.ft. on the first floor and is designed for a one-car garage. A 9’ wide garage door can fit in the garage entryway. There can be a loft area for storage. The loft area cannot have any window or door dormers.  A link connected to a 22' dome is about 5.5 feet to 6 feet wide with a standard length of five feet.

Garage Dome, 27’: has 540 sq.ft. on the first floor sq.ft. and is designed for a two-car garage. It can have a 16’ wide garage door in the garage entryway and the second floor can have 297 sq.ft. The second floor can have window dormers but no door dormers.  A link connected to a 27' dome is about 6.75 feet wide with a standard length of five feet.

Garage Dome, 30’: has 641 sq.ft. on the first floor and is designed for two small cars with the cars pulling in one at a time and each car parking on a diagonal. The 30’ garage door is 12’ wide. The 30' second floor can have 395 sq.ft. The second floor cannot have any window or door dormers.

Garage Dome, 34’: has 823 sq.ft. on the first floor and is designed for a two-car garage with the garage door being 14’ wide. The 34’ second floor can have 571 sq.ft. The second floor can have window dormers but no door dormers.  (Just to clarify, if you are choosing between a 34' or a 36' garage, we believe the 34' size is best suited for a garage.  We recommend the 36' dome for a house.  As a result we do not post any 36' garage plans on our web site or put any 36' garage plans in our Stock Floor Plan Booklet.)

Garage Dome, 40': has 1,178 sq.ft. on the first floor and can be designed for a four-car garage. It would require two garage doors, each could be 16' wide. Each set of two cars would share one garage door. The 40' Dome second floor can have 886 sq.ft. The second floor can have window and door dormers.

 

30' Garage Dome connected to 40' Dome Home
27' Garage Dome connected to 40' Dome Home
22' Garage Dome connected to 34' Dome Home
27' Garage with 40' Dome with 16' wide Garage door

27' Garage with two cars parked

Interior shot of the two cars

Q: What is the tallest and widest garage door you can have and in what size dome?
A:
Current designs allow for a 16' wide 9' tall garage door in a 40' dome with a 6' high riser wall.

Q: Can you do garage entryways in the 45' and 48' domes?
A:
Yes, Ai can design garage entryways in the 45' or 48' but we would have to add $300 to the cost of the plans. If you do the standard entryway in the 45' you could get a 14' wide garage door for a two car garage. The cars would go in and out one at a time. In a 48' dome you could get a 16' wide garage door in a standard entryway and the cars can go and come two at a time.

Q: What is the cost to build a garage dome?
A:
The cost to build a dome garage would be about the same as the cost of a garage for a conventional house. Whatever it costs per square foot in your neighborhood to build a conventional garage that will be the approximate cost to build the dome garage.

Q: Are garage plans priced separately from the other plans?
A:
Yes since every building site is different, Garage & Basement Plans are priced separately from Stock Plans. We have included several Stock Plans for garages which may be linked to any dome where indicated or may be built separately.

Q: I want to have a dome home and a dome garage. Will there be a price reduction on the garage plans?
A:
Yes, we lower the second dome's plans by $100.

 

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