I didn't start learning about dome construction until after I was running this forum. I had already been residing in the Philippines for a few / several years, at that time.
Anyway, it seemed logical to me. You see, as a truck driver, I drove on the I-5 where the Santa Ana Winds would literally, lay big trucks on their sides. Well, they would do this to large box trucks. But, I happened to haul tanker trailers during those years. The air would just flow over and under those tanks, as smooth as silk, without causing me any problems on the interstate. I figured, once I began researching home building for an area of the world that so many Typhoons over the course of a year, I might as well consider building something that would withstand those high winds.
So to be clear, you're recommending a dome coming out of the ground, not a house like a wiener wagon? Your description of the tanker truck made me wonder if the house being described was cylindrical on its side or cylindrical vertically.