A Family of Muqarnas Domes shows the relations within a symmetry family.
A Family of Muqarnas Domes in a Symmetry Group
In prior work I investigated numerous novel methods for developing muqarnas* / mogharnas** compositions. I developed 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. **Mogharnas, Persian transliteration.)
In this page I show how to use symmetry as a means of developing novel mogharnas domes. All are sequential members of a series of muqarnas domes related by symmetry. Each member of the series is represented by a YouTube video and a plan view. The diagram shows the planes of symmetry. Furthermore, it shows how the first and second tiers of the dome are derived from the central traditional dome.