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Welcome to DAC-ARTTM, a new way to build a beautiful, storm proof, stone home that is of the architectural quality of old European homes and buildings. DAC-ARTTM: a radical rethink of both stone homes and concrete homes. 

I'm Ted Dial.  DAC is an acronym for Dial Architectural Components.  I design strong and durable homes to be built with my DAC-ARTTM building components. I invented and developed DAC-ARTTM from my studies of the limestone buildings in France and from my extensive history restoring historic buildings in Mobile AL and New Orleans LA.   DAC-ARTTM is my trademark.

For your home construction project, you may have already rejected stick-built, wooden frame construction in favor of solid masonry or concrete.  I offer an alternative concept for using concrete, quite different from ICF and from standard cinder blocks. A DAC-ARTTM home is the best option for those who want the best concrete home for many reasons, particularly because it appearance and it has the full effect of an European stone home built long ago.  It is not surprising that DAC-ARTTM is chosen for coastal homes where hurricane proof homes are needed.  A current beach home project in Gulf Shores  has 19-1/4" thick concrete walls.   I do custom homes that are one of a kind and highly unique for each of my clients.  I design all DAC-ARTTM houses in a way that integrates the working drawings for the project into the extensive, technical mould drawings for each DAC-ARTTM component.  In my autoCAD drawings, my micro details then serve my overall, macro design. I also sculpt artistic, architectural details to bring the edifice up to a level approaching what we see in Paris and in other sources of inspiration that my aimable clientèle brings to the table early in the planning stage.  The objective is an effect beyond simple street appeal, it's an image of poetic substance that grabs the heart. More a work of art than the other design and construction options.
 My clients' homes capture completely the effect of old world, stone homes when and where traditional architecture is desired. Traditional sstone architecture is often the choice.  But with DAC-ARTTM, modern styling is an option as well.  My approach is not limited to any particular architectural style.  But knowledge of and consistency in a style matters.  I focus on making the architectural details and designs consistent throughout the house in terms of the style chosen by the client.  

Published in:   Concrete Homes Magazine,   Coastal Living, DIY, Mobile Press Register,

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Théodore Dial:  (251) 490-1954  To discuss planning your custom home project Contact Théodore Dial via with your thoughts, objectives, parameters, and criteriae for your custom home project.  OLD WORLD
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DAC-ART coastal home interior walls of this stone home is beautiful stone DAC-ART
 Design, mould making, and sculpting by the DAC-ART inventor, Théodore Dial. Théodore Dial developed the DAC-ART concept and owns the trademark DAC-ART. Designing and building the best stone homes today. All projects are designed by Théodore Dial and are developed through Dial's Planning Service. 
Go to Projects The Pauza Project: great example of  Dial Architecture, an  Italian DAC-ART Villa in Naples Florida.  The custom DAC-ART stone home was designed by Théodore Dial
in front of the Lincoln monument in stone DAC-ART italian villa style for this coastal home, stone home in DAC-ART DAC-ART stone house interior by Theodore Dial
DAC-ART fine architecture Fine DAC-ART architecture in style of DAC-ART Italian Villa elegant DAC-ART interior, stone dac-art home as coastal home
Ted and Renée live in mid-town Mobile AL.  When visiting Mobile, check with our friend Malcolm Steiner for info on restaurants.  He's studied and wrote a great book on the history of Mobile restaurants.  He maintains a daily page of discussion on local restaurateurs. Go to Old Mobile Restaurants  
Stone homes in DAC-ART show great geometric diversity Above: Pauza Italian Villa Project, Naples FL
Below:  Dean Lodge Project, a stone home in the North Georgia Mountains, custom design by Théodore Dial
Above: Pauza (Italian Villa) Project, Naples FL
Below:  Dean Lodge Project, North Georgia Mountains
To see appropiate floors for European stone homes, look at cement or caustic tile inspired European history.  They are available today and can be customized for your project. visit villa lagoon tile at DAC-ART mountain home stone DAC-ART home as mountain DAC-ART home
DAC-ART stone and steel construction in the mountains
Stone homes today take on many design spans.  Steel is therefore used from time to time. Below: Colbert Project, custom design by Théodore Dial.  In a seismic area, additional rebar is specified by the local engineers.  With hollow CMU DAC-ART components that are filled with a continuous concrete matrix, the monolithic walls then give strength and protection against earthquakes,  as  well as providing hurricane proof homes. Building a stone home in the woods is wise.  There is the chance of forest fires as well as the maintenance concerns of the environment.
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Above: Gazelle & Abbie, the Pacific
Below: Théodore, Larry y Abbie Colbert
DAC-ART interior in DAC-ART coastal home for the Colberts  aerial view of the Colbert DAC-ART coastal home on the Pacific in northern California looking at the Pacific from the Colbert DAC-ART coastal home

DAC-ART stone homes are in all types of settings.  Often, they are on the best of dream home sites. 
interior bath of the Colbert DAC-ART coastal home curved DAC-ART stone wall, coastal home in DAC-ART
Above:  Théodore  2010, Hwy 1, Oysters, Chablis, Pacific Ocean
Entrance DAC-ART stone columns in front of Colbert DAC-ART coastal home view from the coast of the Colbert DAC-ART custom coastal stone home Theodore Dial's design for DAC-ART coastal home
Above: Théodore Dial with his Entrance Columns
Above: The scale of this DAC-ART stone home allows a minimum ceiling height throughout of 15-1/2 feeet.
  Below: 5410 East Thirty-A Project, Seagrove Beach FL, custom design by Théodore Dial  
Above:  Jasmine Dune deck on the Gulf, custom design by Théodore Dial

Below:  Jasmine Dune interior ceiling with Theodore's sculpeted fish medallions.
  Below:  Arquitt Project in Tennessee, custom design by Théodore Dial  
DAC-ART stone home in Greenwich Connecticut
DAC-ART french country stone home in Tennessee Theodore Dial and Gazelle Paul devant chez Panisse in Oakland near San Francisco CA
Dial pointing up stone home, NY
DAC-ART stone cottage as guest house. Setting of associated stone chateau among California vineyards  
Ted Dial studying the great french interior at Orsay for inspiration for DAC-ART stone homes
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Above: Théodore Dial 2010. Orsay, NYC, Pomerol, les saveurs.
Below: Central Park
Above:  Gazelle and the Granny Guest House, Ojong Project, Sonoma CA at 2 miles from Napa, CA, custom design by Théodore Dial

Below:  Nasello Project, des gros bacs à fleurs et moulures en sallie, custom design by Théodore Dial
DAC-ART coastal stone home in Gulf Shores AL, Beach home with a view enhanced by the height stone tower of DAC-ART coastal stone home in Gulf Shores
Above: Vosbeim Project, custom design by Théodore Dial Above: Village of Tannin, custom design by Théodore Dial
  Above:  Théodore visiting the great interdisciplinary artist and famous French musician CharlElie Couture in New York.  His career and son oeuvre is monumental.  Start with his official site and take the time to follow links and spend the time to understand the depth and scope of his work.   A video preview of his last concert tour in France is at    His visual art, on some unconscious level, captures for me a certain spirit of the modern city I know from my childhood growing up in an inner city neighborhood in Birmingham AL USA. 
Cheers, Théodore
Above:  Springhill Addition and Garden, custom design by Théodore Dial
  Below: Huvar Project, a 3-story "single house" style in downtown Houston, TX., custom architectural design by Théodore Dial
  Below: Jay and Patti Golden Project,  Living-Dining room, Many thanks to Jay and Patti for the wonderful dinners there Below: Jay and Patti Golden Project, custom architectural design by Théodore Dial
  Above, interior, Golden Project          Below: exterior, Golden Project         Floor Plan layout: Patti Golden  
  Below: Ojong Project, custom architectural design by Théodore Dial  


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Contact Théodore Dial via  dacology@me.comBelow: en route, Ojong Project, dinant Chez Panisse, retracing places in Frank Stitt History, soaking in regional influence for inspiration.

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Above and below: Cole Project, Mountain Brook AL   custom design by Théodore Dial


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