Location: Sedona City, Arizona
Services: Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
Category: Residential
Area : 550 sq. Ft
Software: Revit, HAP5.1, Bluebeam

3S MEP took charge of delivering comprehensive mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) design services for an exceptional residential Dome situated in the serene surroundings of Sedona City, Arizona. This Dome serves as a small, yet innovative Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU), distinguished by its unique architectural design and incorporation of advanced materials for superior functionality.

The residential Dome stands out for its striking architectural approach, featuring panels meticulously mounted within a robust structural framing system. These panels are skilfully crafted from cutting-edge materials such as bio-ceramic and Rockwool, imparting numerous advantages such as noise reduction, superior thermal insulation, and enhanced fire resistance capacity. This results in a residential space that embodies sustainability, aesthetics, and efficiency.

One of the most significant challenges arose from the unique shape and structure of the Dome. However, our team of experts at 3S MEP successfully crafted a meticulous mechanical design that prioritizes optimal indoor air quality, ventilation, and temperature control. The unconventional shape of the Dome made it essential to accurately calculate the Heat load for the HVAC system, ensuring energy efficiency remained a top priority. As a result, we opted for a ductless HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilation) system, which efficiently provides ventilation without the need for complicated ductwork installation.

The electrical design catered to the Dome’s unique demands, emphasizing energy conservation through sustainable solutions and efficient lighting. Our plumbing design prioritized efficiency and functionality, including domestic water and sanitary systems. With a focus on sustainability, the system was carefully crafted to conserve water without sacrificing performance. Additionally, an efficient boiler-powered radiant heating system was installed, providing floor heating throughout the Dome.