Anti-dome

Anti-dome

The muqarnas 'anti-dome' has the same plan-view as a normal, classical muqarnas dome. The crucial difference is that instead of the central tiles sharing their highest points, they share their lowest points. This is true as well for all the surrounding rings of tiles. This results in the outermost points of the dome also being the highest. The 'anti-dome' is in no way a mirror image of a normal dome. Thus, for every muqarnas arrangement there is a complimentary 'anti' arrangement, which is not a mirror image.