Stage 5: Installing Door and Window Box Forms

With the cap on the stem wall, we’re now ready to install the door and window box forms. These forms will act as spacers, literally creating holes where the windows and door will be installed. Thus, after the dome is completed, the box forms will be removed.

Door and Window Box Forms Installation

New techniques are involved here as we begin the bag work around the boxes. Here you can see us laying the big bags next to the boxes. They will create a wide platform to accommodate the divergence of the consecutive layers, the inner of which will follow the curvature of the dome, and the outer which will form a vertical line around the outer facade of the door and windows.

box layer 1 big bagsbox forms layer 2box forms layer 2 b

Layers continued on up until it was time to install the arch forms.


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