saucer dome


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saucer dome

A dome that is very shallow; its radius of curvature of the dome is very large compared with its rise.
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When opened in 1903, the interior of the cathedral was a vast, sublime, unadorned structure of millions of London stock bricks and grey concrete saucer domes: 'Cardinal Vaughan's railway station'.
Light is funnelled into this stygian domain through the central oculus and a pair of saucer domes (imposingly mounted on pendentives in the theatre and the dining room).