Muqarnas Domes in a Symmetry Family
In prior work I investigated numerous novel methods for developing muqarnas* / mogharnas** compositions. These included a wide variety of domes, onion domes, flattened domes, hybrid flattened domes, seeded compositions, composite forms, spiral staircase ceilings, enclosing forms, and unique forms. (*Muqarnas, Arabic transliteration. **Mogharnas, Persian transliteration.)
What follows is a brief exploration of using symmetry as a means of developing novel mogharnas / muqarnas domes. Some are domes, some are onion domes, but all are sequential members of a series of muqarnas / mogharnas domes related by symmetry. Each member of the series is represented by a YouTube video and a plan view diagram. The diagram indicates the planes of symmetry and how the first and second tier of the dome is derived from the central traditional dome.