A dome is an architectural element similar to the hollow upper half of a sphere; there is significant overlap with the term cupola, which may also refer to a dome or a structure on top of a dome. Domes can be supported by an elliptical or circular wall called a drum, if this structure extends to ground level, the round building may be called a rotunda. Cupola is another word for “dome”, and is usually used for a small dome upon a roof or turret and can also be used to describe the inner side of a dome.
The precise definition of a dome has been a matter of controversy and there are a wide variety of forms and specialised terms to describe them. It is considered to be an architectural feature of a Baroque style which was revived in the Edwardian era, see above.
Hayles and Howe have worked on a number of projects involving domes over the years including the magnificent Tusmore House. Our team of specialists have also assisted with conservation projects which involve domes including a wide variety of theatres across the UK.
Below you can find a range of domes that we have available to purchase. All of our domes can be customised to your specific requirements or you can commission us to create a bespoke dome design. Get in touch to discuss any of your custom requests.