Domes are ancient, from igloos to The Pantheon, the experience inside them is visceral and wonderful with an enveloping sense of calm from walls that arch to roof in a single swoop. Domes may be ancient, but caves are elemental, the purest essence of shelter and the safest of havens from the world outside. The new Halodome Panorama brings both of these ideas to life as the penultimate cocoon with a view.
Timothy Oulton Studio’s latest version of the Halodome concept is a 9 metre fully prefabricated multi-use structure with 60m2 of internal space, a huge glazed arch and curved balcony, all shippable to anywhere in the world.
Scaled for a multitude of uses this configuration can function perfectly as a luxury villa with ample space for sleeping, living and bathing areas that are all able to take in views of the surrounding environment through large sliding doors and a panoramic wall of glass.
Lined with reclaimed timbers stained with natural Indigo and re-used terracotta flooring, the rich selection of stone finishes and bespoke furniture has been designed to provide a fully immersive luxury experience.
Shower and WC cubicles are accessed on the perimeter of the space through frameless glass doors, lined with honed marble mosaics the partially misted to provide privacy where required. A freestanding black stone bath overlooks the balcony and water views beyond.
Beside this area, stained timber slated doors conceal double wardrobes and adjacent to the main entrance, a kitchenette lined with textured red marble.
The overall palette is a mix of warm natural hues and textures, raw linen, natural sheepskin fur and leather. Sand blasted and honed tables in Verde Marble are all set against the varying clay tones of the terracotta flooring, warmed in the cooler months by highly efficient underfloor coils. A softly glowing cluster of honed alabaster spheres hangs from the central ceiling spindle, evoking evening moonlight.
A curved timber bedhead mirrors the central TV unit with a raft divan base and sumptuous handmade Timothy Oulton mattress, topper and the company’s own pure linen bedding. Natural sheep leather cushions and timber drum side tables with adjustable task lights create the utmost comfort and ambience.
The Panorama Dome is a multi-use structure that has been primarily developed for the resort market, ideal for use in remote locations where the fully prefabricated factory controlled manufacture can facilitate a more cost effective construction timeline.
Also available, a prefabricated timber floor deck, made up of 20 fully insulated panels that can be supported on 12 columns and locally installed foundations. Alternatively, the dome can be erected on a conventional concrete base slab and foundation.
As with all previous models, the new Panorama Dome can be supplied with either stainless steel or timber shingle claddings to suit various climates and aesthetics.